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Could It Happen?

As I prepare to leave for my business trip, I am also attempting to set some things in place that will assist me to reach other goals for the month here in Persona Paper.

What I have come to understand is this: Coins increase by the effort I put into this. Writing certainly helps, but I find that the numbers increase faster by what I do through commenting on others' work, rather than what others do.

I am grateful for anyone who stops in to read, but I also know that very few read past what is the current page or notifications.

It is one of the reasons that I have started to pick one writer, and read regularly, going back through her entire archived pages to read. I comment on each and every article. We both see movement on the bank page. I have learned so much and am beginning to understand who she is, and what she believes. Once I am finished with MegL 's archives, I will do the same with another member of our community.

When I am traveling and working, I am unsure of the time I will be able to devote to writing, reading or commenting, which means I will see a dip in my daily goals and stats. That can certainly be disappointing, but I cannot control anything other than my actions. If I do not have the time to carve out, then it will take a back burner.

It is my goal to reach to 11,111 coins before I fly out on Tuesday. I am 510 coins away. I will have fewer hours from here on out to devote to that goal, but I am going to do what I can do.

It would also be nice to reach 13,334 coins by Halloween, which is 2223 more from Tuesday's goal to the end of the month, or 130 coins a day while I am gone.

While it is possible, it will require much more than me writing and reading a bit, where I can fit it in. So, I was thinking...

If I were to recruit four new Persona Paper members to join us here, write, read, and comment, I would make my goals if they were to make me their Queen, and these new members would be well on their way to 1000 coins by the end of October.

You see, it does take hard work and goal-setting. Anything can be possible, but when the time comes, it is still all about what you decide you can put into it. I think that must be some universal law.

But it would be, oh so ever, nice if I were Queen and my royal subjects did my bidding for me. Maybe in a different life... emoticon :winking:

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paigea wrote on October 10, 2015, 9:32 PM

Yes, maybe in a different life you will have some loyal subjects your majesty. :D

paigea wrote on October 10, 2015, 9:37 PM

I find it quite tedious to page back through someone's posts. Is there an easier way?

wolfgirl569 wrote on October 10, 2015, 10:33 PM

Maybe in another time, but for now you can dream of being queen while I dream of warm weather year round.

CoralLevang wrote on October 10, 2015, 11:02 PM

Oh, dang it! *laughs* And I just ordered my own crown. LOL

CoralLevang wrote on October 10, 2015, 11:03 PM

I'm glad SOMEONE sees it my way, and calls me by rightful title! emoticon :winking:

missfortune wrote on October 11, 2015, 1:30 AM

Is there a way to see who liked a post? I think people either leave a comment or click the like button - it would be nice if that was on the activity page (maybe it i and i a missed it)

allen0187 wrote on October 11, 2015, 1:52 AM

Reading through one's previous comments is indeed tedious and I remember that was one of the improvements mentioned for the site. CoralLevang , you are doing a great job and it definitely deserves commendation.

Paulie wrote on October 11, 2015, 2:03 AM

Knowing you CoralLevang from what you have posted, anything is possible for you. Good luck!

CoralLevang wrote on October 11, 2015, 3:10 AM

Not that I know of on that question. What I use the like button for is to show me (as the reader) what I have visited. I try to comment on everything I read.

CoralLevang wrote on October 11, 2015, 3:11 AM

Thanks, allen0187 . I appreciate the comments others write. Not tedious, at all.

CoralLevang wrote on October 11, 2015, 3:12 AM

You mean....someone will make me his/her Queen? emoticon :smile:

Paulie wrote on October 11, 2015, 3:28 AM

If you work at it hard enough, it can happen!

Kasman wrote on October 11, 2015, 6:05 AM

missfortune CoralLevang - there is no way to tell who ''Likes'' a post nor are ''Likes'' paid a coin. This is a deliberate policy by Persona Paper to avoid the situation found on certain other sites where reciprocal ''Likes'' resulted in cliques ''Liking'' each others' posts and gaining income with no effort. On Persona Paper it is meaningful interaction which counts, not meaningless ''Likes''. You should only ''Like'' a post (or a comment) if you do actually like it!

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MegL wrote on October 11, 2015, 6:55 AM

LOL, I think sometimes my daughter is the queen and I am her loyal subject! Those are good goals. Let's hope they are achieved.

wolfgirl569 wrote on October 11, 2015, 9:54 AM

Thats part of the dream and trying to make it come true lol

inertia4 wrote on October 11, 2015, 10:14 AM

Well the one consistent thing through all these kinds of sites is interaction. That is the key element in order to earn. One who write post after post and hardly interacts does not earn as well as others who do both. That's why I don't post the maximum amount a site allows. There's no need to. Though these might be considered writing sites, they are more of a social style forum where people interact with one another. That's where the social aspect comes in. So, going through one member at a time is not a bad idea, you still need to to interact with other members. Those are the ones that will come back and interact in your posts. So, it is a give and take. What I would suggest is that you can pick one person to go through their posts, but only do so many in a day. Then continue on to interact with other members as well. That way you are spreading it out and more people will come by your posts to comment and like them.

JohnRoberts wrote on October 11, 2015, 10:39 AM

It has always bothered me that the vast majority of coins comes from commenting rather than on views for our our posts. In fact, you can be a PP member and never post and pile up coins by comments. Yet if there are no posts then there's nothing to comment on. But that's the way it is and to be accepted.

laksh wrote on October 11, 2015, 10:41 AM

Oh my!! You do really balance your work and online stuff!! Amazing.. I too set targets for the sites I'm working in, but I can't usually catch up with my targets.. Well don't worry if you can't reach there; your business is far too important than online targets :)

CoralLevang wrote on October 11, 2015, 10:49 AM

Which is exactly what I do. Interaction here with many people is what I have been doing for months, just as you suggest. I go through about 25-30 a week of MegL .

CoralLevang wrote on October 11, 2015, 10:50 AM

I used to have a friend, who has since passed, who would say, "Nobody wants an OLD Queen!" He was a drag queen. emoticon :smile:

CoralLevang wrote on October 11, 2015, 10:51 AM

You need to take back the throne, MegL . The Princess will become Queen soon enough! emoticon :winking:
Thank you so much.

crowntower wrote on October 11, 2015, 10:53 AM

Heheheheh!!! What I do when read the five top article of every people that I love to read their writings and see their stories everyday, but only one to three people who will do the same for me, not that I am expecting.. but only three people will read and comment on one to two articles I have that day, after reading almost 15 to 20 authors!!! That's what I hate about bubblews they seldom think of those who always -- really reading their blogs. But anyway God bless on your most awaited trip, and to your new strategy here in persona.

CoralLevang wrote on October 11, 2015, 10:56 AM

laksh I have only started doing more here since I have been off in "semi-retirement." Made a choice to see what it would be like for me not to work. I need to be working on something, money or not, thus my focus on PP for the past several months. But when there is momentum, things start to happen. I've got a system in place now for myself where I can spend a little time and do what I would say is minimum of 2 posts/day... and do some reading and commenting and spend about an hour.

CoralLevang wrote on October 11, 2015, 10:57 AM

crowntower Thank you so much. I'm starting to feel the countdown crunch!

CoralLevang wrote on October 11, 2015, 11:00 AM

JohnRoberts It's about relationship-building here, which is why the model they use. Some don't want any type of relationship, I am sure. So, there are sites that will be better for them. For those of us who understand networking, and the value of building relationships, this may be a better fit, as it's what we do in our everyday and business lives.

JohnRoberts wrote on October 11, 2015, 11:11 AM

I understand what you are saying. But does this mean PP is more of a social network focused on relating rather than writing? That's great to form this banter here but what we write seems to be of less an important factor and sometimes mundane. I have always said there needs to be a wide variety of posts to appeal to our differing interests and the subject headings exist but many are "lonely" for days.

JohnRoberts wrote on October 11, 2015, 11:52 AM

I agree completely. I would like to dig back into certain categories and can't. It is very tedious to go back to a person's "roots." I know, I know, it can be done but painstaking.

markgraham wrote on October 11, 2015, 7:29 PM

I am kind of in the same boat for I am starting my new course towards becoming Dr. I am doing more reading and commenting on past work on PP. My strategy is still just random reading at the time.

inertia4 wrote on October 12, 2015, 10:17 AM

That is the name of the game. And that learned way back when I first joined MyLot, I think in 2010 or 2009. That was my first site like this. And it was the way to earn. But we know that some sites like this don't always live up to this formula.