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How I Consistently Reach 100 Coins Most Days

One question I am often asked is how I can maintain 100+ average consistency in coins earned here at Persona Paper. I have to keep my wheels turning, so I think the answer is simple: Be consistent.

Whether you write only one per day, 15 a day, or a number in-between, it is important to write something daily. It gets you into a habit of writing. I would also recommend that you stick around long enough to interact with a few who are commenting on your posts, and visit their profile page to see what they are writing.

One strategy I have used in the past is simply going through all notifications, and reading and commenting on everything that any one I am following has posted. Others have shared that they go to the home page. Both of these can work well.

I decided a week ago to choose a fellow writer, go back to the very first post written, and then read the remaining in succession. I comment, and then arrow to the next. I keep it open in its own tab to make it easier, and then save the URL or bookmark where I leave off. I try to get through five or ten at one sitting. This gives the writer the coin for the view/read, and the reader a coin for the appropriate comment.

I had visions of being able to do this for several people at a time, and I have tried but that did not work well for me. So, I will pick one writer at a time, and make my way through their entire list, until I am current.

I chose MegL as the first, and have already read and commented on 44 of her oldest articles. I have learned a lot about this woman, read a great recipe for Carrot Soup, and have learned more about some of the technology issues that had never been explained easily enough for me to grasp it. Meg has that ability to break things down so it is easier to understand.It will be awhile yet to get through the rest of her 220+ articles, but I am already considering who will be the next writer I choose.

Since starting this method of going back to get to know others, I have seen a marked difference in my numbers. So, I try to stay consistent in this, as well.

And, if consistency is working, I am not going to reinvent the wheel.

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Kasman wrote on September 27, 2015, 3:18 PM

My approach is more ad hoc - probably why I don't come anywhere near 100+ a day!

CoralLevang wrote on September 27, 2015, 3:24 PM

Kasman I realize that I was just scratching the surface with most people. And most will not venture past what is at the tip of their noses (myself included), so I decided to try something different. One is able to see the depth of another human being when you make it your goal to try to get to know them through their entire library.

Kasman wrote on September 27, 2015, 3:29 PM

Good in theory but we can be what we want to be online . . .

CoralLevang wrote on September 27, 2015, 3:31 PM

Which is why I will choose those whom I believe are the most genuine.

wolfgirl569 wrote on September 27, 2015, 3:36 PM

I often use the home page for neww reads but I like the idea of going back to the beginning. Will have to do that this winter when I am inside more

oneoveralpha wrote on September 27, 2015, 3:46 PM

Reading every post from someone is a great idea. Although, with just about everything, finding the time to do that is the problem. :(

JohnRoberts wrote on September 27, 2015, 3:46 PM

Isn't it difficult though to come up with a comment for each post because there are many that may not be relatable or of interest to a reader?

MegL wrote on September 27, 2015, 3:58 PM

No, it's not difficult. You do not necessarily have to comment on the exact focus of the article, after all, 10 readers commenting on the exact same idea might get boring. And as you say, you might not know a lot about the subject. I try to make any comment relevant to SOMETHING in the article OR I tell a story about something similar I have encountered OR if I know nothing, I say so and maybe ask for clarification of a point.

MegL wrote on September 27, 2015, 3:59 PM

If it aint broke, don't fix it. I think that's the saying? And thank you very much for the kind words. emoticon :smile:

Last Edited: September 27, 2015, 4:00 PM

markgraham wrote on September 27, 2015, 4:25 PM

I have taken your advice kind of on how to earn more coin. I do browse and read other writers articles and I also comment on them. I have seen my coins increasing. Thank you.

CoralLevang wrote on September 27, 2015, 4:31 PM

I decided to this, first, with people who write an assortment of things, as does Meg. Once I am done with her, I'm not sure who my next will be.

CoralLevang wrote on September 27, 2015, 4:34 PM

I do it as I would with any project. One step at a time. I go to where I left off, and read 4 or 5 more. If that's all I can muster, then so be it. If I have more time, I might get through 10 or 12 or more. I could not sit down and read all 200 at once. Though I like her style, I have to have some variety, so will then switch to my notifications.

CoralLevang wrote on September 27, 2015, 4:45 PM

No, I do not find it difficult, at all, JohnRoberts . I may not always be interested in what a writer has to say, anymore than I am interested in the conversation happening on a first or second date, but you find ways to interact and make the time spent worthwhile. Now, this is where I approach life differently that some, perhaps.

Because I approach writing as I write for me, I trust that those who will read it, will read it for themselves. So, if I choose to read something because I want to, then I choose to find value in it. I comment with that in mind. The value may be simply being appreciative of this other human being sharing their gut/heart/time. I do the same thing when I interact face-to-face with others. I do not look at my wasting time, I see it as grateful for others sharing a moment with me. It has salvaged my attitude of many a "bad date" in life, even though I would never go out with someone again. Just as I do not have to read what some people write, even if they have commented on my posts. I do not feel obligated, but I choose to be kind.

I am not sure if that makes sense. I know it makes sense to MegL , because I see her as part of my "tribe" of people who "get me." I start with them.

CoralLevang wrote on September 27, 2015, 4:57 PM

Thank you. I think, too, that I approach reading other's content as being genuinely interest in what others have to say and getting to know who they are and wanting to understand them. If I do that, rather than approach it from a "I have to make more coin now"...then it's not a chore , and I do not ever feel obligated, beholden or frustrated. What is to come from that effort, will be my just reward.

I guess this might be the addendum to what I shared with JohnRoberts .

CoralLevang wrote on September 27, 2015, 4:59 PM

You are quite welcome... and yes, you are spot on with the saying.

LoudMan wrote on September 27, 2015, 6:05 PM

This is a great approach and adds some value to someone's older work, too. But, to!e is my enemy. Even as I write this comment, my next workday is creeping up on me -and last night was a long one.

CoralLevang wrote on September 27, 2015, 7:26 PM

Time is only our enemy if we let fear drive it.
We do what we can. Period. And time willl keep on ticking. So, let it do what time does, and you do what you do. *hugs* Sleep well.

markgraham wrote on September 27, 2015, 8:04 PM

I mainly just like to read what people have to say. It is interesting.

DWDavisRSL wrote on September 27, 2015, 8:24 PM

I have to go about it in more of a catch-as-catch can method.

Paulie wrote on September 28, 2015, 2:18 AM

CoralLevang , Besides all of the reading and commenting you do, I also notice that almost all of your posts are excellent with a lot of pictures and media. No wonder that you are getting close to 20 views on most of your posts!

CoralLevang wrote on September 28, 2015, 2:35 AM

Actually, I think I average about 10 views. Now you have given me another thing to analyze. LOL

Paulie wrote on September 28, 2015, 3:08 AM

It probably would be a good thing to analyze, but in looking at this post, you have 13 views already.

CoralLevang wrote on September 28, 2015, 3:37 AM

You work full-time, have a family, and are working on books as a writer . I understand catch-as-catch-can.

Rufuszen wrote on September 28, 2015, 5:39 AM

I like to check in a couple of times a day and catch up with what has happened. Weekends are more of a problem, as I spend little time in front of the computer. I think I may try some 'mining' of earlier articles.

CoralLevang wrote on September 28, 2015, 10:53 AM

I don't worry too much about it during the day. I'm just reading and writing where I can. My midnight or close to midnight is the one I want to make, as that is the one that gives me my 24-hour post. I think I am going to change that baseline though to either earlier in the morning or first thing in the day...

celticeagle wrote on September 28, 2015, 11:43 PM

That was something also taught in my creative writing course. Write something each and every day even if it is in your journal.

cheri wrote on September 29, 2015, 2:27 AM

You are my sole inspiration here in PP when it comes to setting your target. I wish I can devote the same amount of time and dedication.

AliCanary wrote on September 29, 2015, 9:01 AM

I have switched from going down the home page to going through notifications, but it seems like I need to subscribe to more people, or most of the ones to whom I have subscribed are not very active. It does give me a chance to comment on posts that have long departed the hoe page, though.

AliCanary wrote on September 29, 2015, 9:06 AM

That's because it's about making money! emoticon :grin:

lexiconlover wrote on September 29, 2015, 11:48 AM

You are catching up fast to me. Haha. I haven't been around much the last few days.

CoralLevang wrote on September 29, 2015, 12:46 PM

Sometimes, I wonder why we write what we do. You may appreciate my first post of the day today (9/29)! ROFLMAO

CoralLevang wrote on September 29, 2015, 12:56 PM

cheri Thank you for the kind words...I do not have children and a husband to keep happy. I am currently not working (for 2 months). If I didn't have this extra time, I will not have these targets/successes, as they are. They would be different. Set a target that is good for you. Compete with no one.

So, can you commit to writing something every day? I think you already come close to that. Even if it is one thing, 500 characters. Most days, as I look at your history, you write more often, so if you were to tweak it to spend just 15-20 minutes on the days that you did not write, you would increase your writing 10 or 20 %, if that's something you wanted to do. Close the door, pour yourself a cup of tea, set your timer...

You are already doing what works for you. You are actively writing, reading, and commenting. And you are consistent. So, making a very slight adjustment won't likely feel much different. And not beat yourself up if you decide not to do it for a day or two.


CoralLevang wrote on September 29, 2015, 1:09 PM

AliCanary Homepage strategy didn't work well for me, but notifications did. Now, I have altered that. I feel less inclined to go through notifications as I did a couple of months ago. I was spending more time commenting on comments. It's the hardest thing for me, feeling like I owe every one a response. I do that a bit less because it does not benefit those who are commenting for me to do that, except the feel good aspect. So, I read them, and respond to many. I do hit the New Posts though...and read and/or comment on all, with one or two exceptions.
And I try to spend 15 minutes reading and commenting on as many as I can of my chosen one and will do so until finished with the entire archive.
Where I do try to interact is when someone is online and commenting. I refresh my notifications often, and when someone does comment on my posts or responds to a comment, I immediately go to to them and respond, for more "real time" interaction.
As far as the subscribing.... I went to the member list, and I started from the beginning. If they are new or not on my list, I go visit the introduction piece and leave a comment, and try to read one more thing and comment. If I hear back, I immediately add them. In going down the list, as I begin, I look at the last active date. I add anyone who has been active in the last week or so. I did that with about 20 people. Then I do not worry about them, as if they do not show up in notification, no biggie. If they are on my list, and write only "breakfast" and "goodnight" posts, then I have been known to unfollow, but will visit them, because they are leaving comments.

I know this crap didn't make much sense....but there you have some of it. ROFLMAO

CoralLevang wrote on September 29, 2015, 1:13 PM

I actually think I am ahead by a nose. I'm sure that will change, now that you are back! emoticon :winking:

lexiconlover wrote on September 29, 2015, 1:24 PM

It might. :) I just posted my sixth article for the day.

I just hit twelve dollars.

Paulie wrote on September 30, 2015, 4:48 AM

I think that has to be the primary impetus for busting your rear on PP.

CoralLevang wrote on September 30, 2015, 5:10 AM

It's not the money for me. It's the challenge of the goal.