Closing in on the Halfway Mark
Having reached my first Persona Paper payout level toward the end of July, and redeeming once I reached the 15K coin level about 10 days later, I felt that it was easier to see progress by watching the coin level, rather then the value of the coins.
I started here in June 2014, but had not been active until January, after the fiasco at another site. I decided to put it into higher gear several months later. By setting goals for myself, I have found it makes it easier.
Here it is, 37 days after I redeemed on August 10th, and I am currently (as I write) sitting on 6279 coins, 47 percent toward my second redemption. I expect that I can be at the halfway level by Sunday (41 days).
If that is the case and I keep up my average pace, there is no reason that I could not be at the payout level by the first week of November, or my stretch goal of 15K by the end of November (original goal set for Christmas).
I want to also say that this is not because I am a prolific writer. Since I started actively tracking my progress here since August 15th, I have written 2.43 articles per day--five days I only wrote one; two days, there were none written. I suppose that I would have more articles, if I did not regularly write 1500+ -character articles.
Nor is it that I have a big social media following. I do not use Facebook, and I only occasionally promote my articles on Twitter and Google+. I imagine that, between my lack of social media involvement and that my articles are quite long compared to what the average attention span of most readers is today, I may be hurting myself in the number of daily views received.
Yet, I see my daily coin average for the last half of August was 141.21; first half of September, 99.4. (The second week of September suffered because my spirit was dragged down by some "drama" that I will no longer allow.)
So my message now is specifically directed to those who are willing to look forward, and to go beyond:
There IS success here at Persona Paper, if you want it. It all depends on you, and your definition of success. It requires you to work, not wait for it to come to you. It means that you will have to read and comment, not rely on a few 500-character submissions a day.
- Figure out what works for you.
- Set your standards based on what you want.
- Compare yourself to no one .
- Seek out encouraging and supportive writing relationships.
- Compete only if it is healthy, fun competition.
- Look for solutions through challenges, not around them.
- Focus on what you CAN do.
- Use your influence wisely.
- And, most of all, HAVE FUN!
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He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. ~~ Benjamin Franklin
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Copyright © 2015 Coral Levang
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Coins: 6279, $9.42, 47%
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