What Place Can MyLot Have in the Life of a Serious Writer?
Many serious writers have no use for myLot, a social network that shares revenues with its members according to a secret algorithm only the administrators know. It is a site where people from many countries simply talk to each other in discussions. They can follow and have followers. They can send private messages, as well. Members can start discussions about any g-rated topic they please and chime in on any other discussion they want to participate in. They can also include a photo with a discussion or comment.
MyLot is all about interaction and conversations – not posts with comments. It's like sitting around a table with friends and just talking. The myLot party is not limited to those who have a perfect command of the English language, but those who participate the most in contributing quality content seem to earn the most. There is no maximum or minimum post or comment length required, so you don't have to count your words or characters as you carry on a conversation. Although everyone who participates does it in writing, it is not a site designed for writers who want to post serious articles.
So of what use is it to a serious blogger or writer who posts work on HubPages , Persona Paper, other writing sites that share revenues or on her own blogs? I see it as a central location for public and private communication with other writers. Facebook is full of junk with little real communication.
With so many revenue sharing sites for writers disappearing, many want to remain in touch with their friends from those sites. MyLot is a great place to do it. Your friends can still follow you or message you. You can share anything important to you there or ask questions, and you do get a few pennies a day for the time you spend there. When you have earned $10 by the end of a month, you get paid on the fifteenth of the next month. What's not to like?
MyLot will never be a replacement for serious writing sites designed for serious content writers, but it's a great social network for keeping in touch without wading through a wall full of commercial and sponsored political messages. Spend as much or as little time as you want there. You can jump back in again at any time without losing friends or momentum. Most of those on Bubblews started at either myLot or Gather. They migrated when those sites disappeared or stopped paying. Gather never came back in the same way again. MyLot has returned to become an even better site than before, in my opinion. Now ex-Bubblers are beginning to migrate back and bring their friends. If you want to keep in touch with writing friends easily, why not join myLot ?
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MegL wrote on September 7, 2015, 3:33 PM
That sounds interesting and it does not seem to be in competition with PP, except for time of course.
Kasman wrote on September 7, 2015, 4:38 PM
MyLot - FaceBook for sensible people!
wolfgirl569 wrote on September 7, 2015, 6:21 PM
I have finally signed up and looked around some over there, but have not posted yet
BarbRad wrote on September 7, 2015, 6:33 PM
One does not have to spend a lot of time there. The earnings aren't enough to motivate the spending of a lot of time. Most people check in once or twice a day to see notifications and to post or answer discussions. I do suggest keeping the name other writers know you by so they can find you. I didn't do that because when I joined I wanted to be incognito. I didn't know many people there then and wrote things I didn't share anywhere else.
BarbRad wrote on September 7, 2015, 6:35 PM
I guess you could say that. It's also for everyone. Nothing elitist about it.
BarbRad wrote on September 7, 2015, 6:37 PM
You don't have to be in a hurry to post. Just look in the explore section for a discussion you might want to read and comment on. I am bagarad over there. I'd post something quick just so people deciding whether to follow you will see what your discussions might be like. By reading discussions and comments, you will also see whom you might want to follow. You are sure to see people you already know there.
bestwriter wrote on September 7, 2015, 8:16 PM
I am there and have reached 10 dollars but missed the target by just a few days. I like it there although I do not have many that respond to my posts but the fact that I earn shows that what I do there is recognised. For serious writers there are other sites like iwriter.
JohnRoberts wrote on September 7, 2015, 8:42 PM
What is iwriter? I have never heard of that site. It is general writing or specialized subject?
wolfgirl569 wrote on September 7, 2015, 9:12 PM
found you, mine is the same as here
bestwriter wrote on September 7, 2015, 9:18 PM
JohnRoberts There are 'requesters' there asking writers to write on projects that are spelt out there.
BarbRad wrote on September 7, 2015, 9:28 PM
You must be much more active than I am there.
bestwriter wrote on September 7, 2015, 9:58 PM
Being active is the key to success and that is why I earned 40 dollars here at Persona and will soon be reaching another 20
Paulie wrote on September 8, 2015, 2:42 AM
I joined myLot but haven't been very active there. I guess it's because I prefer more serious writing and am not that interested in making a lot of friends online.
MegL wrote on September 8, 2015, 2:52 AM
Iwriter looks very interesting, also the submission network!
jiangliu1949 wrote on September 8, 2015, 3:51 AM
You hit the nail on the head there by saying "sitting around a table with friends and just talking".Mylot is my first English site I signed up,where I made some friends who went to Bubblews later on ,then here on personapaper .As a native speaker of Chinese ,I like the light conversation on Mylot ,also like to read posts on personapaper ,though the latter sometimes are too much for me to understand .
inertia4 wrote on September 8, 2015, 3:38 PM
I think MyLot could be both. A great social site to post and comment and for writers as well. Like any other site like it, it does all come down to the people you connect with. I love MyLot and I am so glad they are back paying it's members again. I find them to be my top site once again. There is always room for improvement on any site. And there is also room for sites like Persona Paper and Bubblews. It is up to the individual to decide what site or sites they will be active with. I write basic posts there as well as all my stories and or poems. I find it it to be a great outlet to write on. And some of my friends there are from here and from Bubblews. So, we can interact on all three sites. I like all these sites. But I find MyLot to be top dog. I know years ago many people didn't like MyLot much, they all thought that the site called Gather was better. That site was actually lame. MyLot had the juice and still does now. I know Persona Paper can be a great site, but everything takes time to build. And I will always remain a member on all the sites. I feel loyalty is important.1
BarbRad wrote on September 9, 2015, 1:23 AM
I often get writing ideas there from what I learn from other members.
BarbRad wrote on September 9, 2015, 1:25 AM
That's what I like about myLot. I learn about other cultures as people talk about what is ordinary to them but unusual to me.1
BarbRad wrote on September 9, 2015, 1:28 AM
I'm a loyal person. I tend to stick with a site I've been really active on. But loyalty has to be earned, too. Commitments have to be kept to keep me loyal. Loyalty is built on trust. I can no longer trust Bubblews administrators. I don't believe they deserve my loyalty anymore.
Paulie wrote on September 9, 2015, 1:46 AM
Getting writing ideas from other myLot writers! That is a great idea just for spending a little time on myLot.
jiangliu1949 wrote on September 9, 2015, 5:09 AM
I have learnt a lot from Mylot, Bubblews and personapaper,both English and customs of other countries .
inertia4 wrote on September 9, 2015, 8:07 AM
That's okay for Bubblews. But what about MyLot? I mean, lets face it, they were there first. And they are now back paying again. I think they deserve a second chance. I almost left all my sites for MyLot. But then I decided not to. With Bubblews, well, I still like it and am still active. But I am way more active on MyLot these days.
shaggin83 wrote on September 9, 2015, 3:30 PM
I am so confused I thought that mylot stopped paying which is why I quit the site years ago. I deleted most of my content there that I could as well when I left. I really loved mylot though so I might go back there if you really think its worth it. I came here to persona paper but I really enjoyed other sites more. I might go back to mylot for simple things and this for more lengthly posts.
BarbRad wrote on September 10, 2015, 3:26 AM
That's what I do now. MyLot is for relaxing. A lot of your old friends still have accounts or are coming back. I first met you on myLot.
shaggin83 wrote on September 10, 2015, 12:52 PM
I am so glad I saw this post of yours! I went back last night and signed into mylot to check it out. I read over the rules and earnings info and most of it is the same. I did a few things and didn't earn as much as I used to on there but it will still be fun and worth it. I was so addicted to mylot years back I can see that happening again haha. I have seen quite a few mylotters posting again that I remember. I remember you from there years ago as well! I don't think you ever fully quit the site like I did though when they stopped paying.
cheri wrote on September 14, 2015, 5:01 AM
I am writing there too but not really that active. I prefer to write more here
BarbRad wrote on September 15, 2015, 5:03 AM
I haven't had time to spend there yet this week. Too much going on off-line.
BarbRad wrote on September 16, 2015, 11:41 PM
I'm as active on myLot as I have time to be now, but I expect I'll leave Bubblews as soon as I delete all the work I want.
inertia4 wrote on September 17, 2015, 9:01 PM
I can see that. I figured you would at some point. As you know I am still there. And lately some of the members there are migrating over to MyLot. I have seen posts about people leaving and I see them show up on MyLot. I guess word got out pretty fast.
paigea wrote on September 19, 2015, 11:34 AM
I did try to check out Mylot. They won't accept my e-mail.
hanvanmeegerin wrote on December 2, 2015, 12:32 PM
BarbRad thank you for the explanation. That seems to make sense to me.
BarbRad wrote on December 3, 2015, 2:50 AM
That's strange. Did you see anything in the TOS that might explain why?
BarbRad wrote on December 3, 2015, 2:50 AM
Glad it helped.
OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 1, 2016, 6:27 PM
I've heard a lot of good things about myLot lately. I'm hoping I've reached the place in my offline careers that I can have a little of my writing time back. I would love to reconnect with all my old friends and introduce them to Huckleberry the Kitten.
BarbRad wrote on February 2, 2016, 2:32 AM
Will you start a blog? If you do, I hope it will be self-hosted on WP.org. I wish I'd started my main blog there instead of on Blogger. There's so much more I can do with it on WP.