A Walk Down Memory Lane: My First Week at Persona Paper
(Author's note: I want to thank &AbbyG for her comment, which inspired me to re-title this piece.)
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I started with Persona Paper on Thursday, June 12, 2014. If I remember correctly, SandraLynn was the one who referred me.
It was back before we required to write an introductory post before being accepted to the site. Yet, I wrote New to Persona Paper, I Would Like to Introduce Myself. (Click link to read.) To date, it has had 37 views, and was much longer than the required 500 characters. Even then, I set myself up to being known as long-winded. What you see is what you get!
Two days later, it was Flag Day, and it also marked another important anniversary. I wrote a letter to my mother-- Dear Mom, I Will Always Remember Flag Day. It did not fare so well, though Ruby3881 , JanetHunt , and GemofaGirl each left heartfelt comments, Ruby claiming that I showed my "soft side." (I was so new that I did not know how to tag people, using the pound sign (#) instead of the ampersand (& ). I have since edited them.)
The following day, I posted my first poll-- I Write Online Because... Though I had 18 views, only 10 people voted and 3 commented.
That was my first week at Persona Paper. Whether or not I commented on others' work, I do not remember. But that is how I started here.
So, am I different that what I warned I am or would be? Do others understand a bit more of me after sharing a bit of my childhood in the letter to my mother? Can anyone guess which of the reasons I chose that I write online? Is the person that I present now any different than the first week I came on board?
Whatever the answers to these questions, there are many peeks into who I am. A nd, with this submission, I am at 463 articles, 14 months and a week later.
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Copyright 2015 - Coral Levang. All Rights Reserved.
Coins since last post: 3077, +77 coins in 14 hours; $4.62, 23%
Total coins in 24 hours: 176
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Kasman wrote on August 20, 2015, 2:34 PM
I wouldn't call you long-winded - verbose, wordy, loquacious, garrulous, talkative, voluble, orotund, expansive maybe but at least you make sense!
CoralLevang wrote on August 20, 2015, 2:46 PM
Thanks for the inspiration for the title.
CoralLevang wrote on August 20, 2015, 2:47 PM
Kasman Great....gotta love a well-delivered back-handed compliment. LOL
HappyLady wrote on August 20, 2015, 2:56 PM
You are still here and still writing and we are enjoying what you write so there must have been enough in that first week to keep you.
CoralLevang wrote on August 20, 2015, 3:00 PM
I had little more from those three.... I'm going through and figuring out all that I have written. The new project. LOL
Rufuszen wrote on August 20, 2015, 3:34 PM
I know what you mean about being a newby. I am still coming to terms with the little bits of chrome you can add on.
PriscillaKing wrote on August 20, 2015, 3:35 PM
Glad to see you're OK, CoralLevang .
CoralLevang wrote on August 20, 2015, 3:39 PM
I still know little about how things work. LOL1
CoralLevang wrote on August 20, 2015, 4:17 PM
LIFE is good, PriscillaKing !
DWDavisRSL wrote on August 20, 2015, 9:59 PM
FYI, your introductory post is up to 40 views as of my reading. I also got choked up reading your Flag Day letter to your mother. And I know I'm 14 months late, but I did vote. Can you tell which answer I chose?
Paulie wrote on August 21, 2015, 1:00 AM
I would be interested in finding out something about your childhood in the letter you have for your mother. I will certainly have to check it out. I didn't realize that you have been on PP for 14 months already.
CoralLevang wrote on August 21, 2015, 1:53 AM
Thank you so much, DWDavisRSL .
And I would imagine you are a Hemingway-wannabe.
CoralLevang wrote on August 21, 2015, 2:04 AM
Yes, Paulie , though I only submitted 42 articles/polls from June to December of my more than 460 now. On 11/28/15, I had $1.11 in my bank.
Paulie wrote on August 21, 2015, 2:32 AM
CoralLevang , I think it is amazing what you have done in the past nine months!1
CoralLevang wrote on August 21, 2015, 3:01 AM
Thank you so much.
DWDavisRSL wrote on August 21, 2015, 9:06 PM
Well, once upon a time I did share his appreciation for strong whiskey. I enjoy the way he is portrayed in the movie Midnight in Paris.
lexiconlover wrote on August 22, 2015, 6:08 PM
I love reading your articles, ill have to go back and read some of your older ones too.
LoudMan wrote on August 22, 2015, 9:48 PM
I remember being glad to see you come on board.
CoralLevang wrote on August 23, 2015, 5:24 AM
I liked that movie.
So, I was right, DWDavisRSL ?
CoralLevang wrote on August 23, 2015, 5:25 AM
Thank you, lexiconlover
CoralLevang wrote on August 23, 2015, 5:27 AM
what a nice thing for you to say, LoudMan . Thank you. We do go back a few years.
DWDavisRSL wrote on August 23, 2015, 7:54 PM
I thought I had made that clear in my previous response but I must have been too subtle if you, with whom I am usually in sync, did not get it. So, yes, you were right.