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Taking Another Plunge

Earlier today, I followed valmnz 's lead and started to challenge myself with a Crazy Race for Coins Challenge . I looked at the starting point and set a 39-hour goal, figuring that it would take me awhile to reach it.

  • My starting point: 8611 coins (value $12.92)
  • My 39-hour goal: 8700 coins (89 coins)

Nine hours later, I am at 8709 coins valued at $13.06, and I still have 30 hours to go to my original deadline. I never dreamed it would have been that effortless to make this goal. That was 98 coins in 9 hours.

That has hardly made a rich woman out of me, but it does show that interaction makes one more successful.

I wrote three articles, and have only had 12, 3, and 4 unique views, respectively. However, I went down the list of every article in the recently activity, reading and commenting on more than 90 percent of them.

I suppose that I need to take the plunge and set a new 30-hour goal. My tendency is to go big, but I need to be realistic in that I need to sleep. So, rather than go off the deep-end with it, I will set my new goal at:

  • My 30-hour goal: 8900 (191 coins); if I reach that quickly, then I will raise it to 9000 coins.

Thanks to all of you who interact with me and remind me that building good solid connections is key to living a successful life, no matter how it is defined.

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MelissaE wrote on June 13, 2015, 8:24 PM

I set my timer for thirty minutes. I write a post, then I read and comment on as many as I can before my time runs out. I really like doing this, though. It's one of my hobbies.

CoralLevang wrote on June 13, 2015, 8:33 PM

MelissaE What a great idea! I might try that myself. Thanks!

SoundNFury wrote on June 13, 2015, 9:56 PM

I have been away from Persona for a little while and putting stuff up on my blog lately, but last night I got the itch to put up a post and think I will get back into the swing of things again. Good to know you are surpassing your goals.

CoralLevang wrote on June 13, 2015, 10:14 PM

Thanks, SoundNFury ! I've been posting sometimes here, also on my blog, but have been trying to care for other situations that life dumps on us.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 13, 2015, 10:48 PM

Congratulations! And good luck achieving that updated goal emoticon :smile:

valmnz wrote on June 13, 2015, 11:04 PM

Good on you, fancy turning this into a challenge! Yes, I'm finding that by interacting more, and even writing more at the moment, I'm seeing those coins mount up more quickly than I expected.

CoralLevang wrote on June 13, 2015, 11:06 PM

Thanks, I'm doing my best here! It's been a rough few days. Not sure how much longer I'll be able to have this time to write.

CoralLevang wrote on June 13, 2015, 11:10 PM

Exactly! But it was you, so I guess I can blame it on you. LOL I wish we had more people on the site. I am hoping that will happen soon(er).

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 14, 2015, 12:18 AM

Congratulations on making what you wanted. I dont like to set too many goals here as it takes the fun out of it for me

morilla wrote on June 14, 2015, 1:36 AM

A good, successful life is defined by you. In that context, simply posting something can be a victory, regardless of how many coins one earns. If you're having 'fun' with it, that's all that counts so long as you are making legitimate contributions. Just remember, however, when we take something that is 'fun' and start putting 'requirements' on it or, worse yet, turning it into 'work,' the 'fun' can often become increasingly difficult to find.

scheng1 wrote on June 14, 2015, 2:25 AM

You have set a very low target for 39 hours. The average hourly goal is less than 3 coins! Even if deduct 10 hours for rest and relax, it is still less than 5 coins per hour.

CoralLevang wrote on June 14, 2015, 3:55 AM

I don't do it all that often, but it seems like the thing I need to get through my last couple of days to keep my mind off of other things.

CoralLevang wrote on June 14, 2015, 3:56 AM

Agreed. But I am glad for the reminder. When other things are going haywire, I need the focus.

CoralLevang wrote on June 14, 2015, 3:58 AM

Thanks for the analysis and the comment. emoticon :smile: It sounds doable when you break it down...thanks!

MegL wrote on June 14, 2015, 4:59 AM

I suppose with your recent experience that 100 coins a day would be a realistic target for most people. That means 1000 coins in 10 days.

MegL wrote on June 14, 2015, 5:00 AM

That's a great idea. It helps with focus too because you know that it will be over fairly quickly.

CoralLevang wrote on June 14, 2015, 5:01 AM

If one has the time to devote to that, I think you are quite right, MegL .

BarbRad wrote on June 14, 2015, 5:27 AM

I congratulate you on meeting your goals. I seem to be behind on all mine, and I haven't even set any for here lately.

CoralLevang wrote on June 14, 2015, 6:59 AM

Thanks, Barb. Setting some of these goals is keeping my mind off of other things right now. I'm usually behind on all the others. emoticon :winking:

PineMartens wrote on June 14, 2015, 7:13 AM

Great challenge. I think it's probably good on a site like this to set yourself a daily goal as it does push you to be a little more active. I'm only on 256 coins :(

CoralLevang wrote on June 14, 2015, 7:16 AM

PineMartens Thank you. You probably have 257, now that you commented on this. emoticon :winking:

DWDavisRSL wrote on June 14, 2015, 8:19 AM

Here is my small contribution to helping you reach your goal. I think it is great that you are challenging yourself to be more engaged and successful here on PP. May you see not just 9K but 10K well before June endith.

CoralLevang wrote on June 14, 2015, 8:26 AM

Why, thank you for the visit! And that would be great to get to the 10K mark.

jiangliu1949 wrote on June 15, 2015, 3:28 AM

Getting 98 coins in 9 hours is no mean a feat to me .It is more a pleasure the challenge brings you than the coins itself .

CoralLevang wrote on June 15, 2015, 5:51 AM

Exactly! I just like challenging myself. The coins are nothing more than a yardstick by which to measure.