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What Do The numbers beside the Categories Mean?

Looking at Categories

I have been looking at the categories following Luisga814 's post on the categories where he writes the most , including the "books" category where he is ranked 5th. In all of the categories, the names have a number beside them and I was wondering what this number stood for.

What Might They Mean?

Let's take the category of "Animals". All 10 of the top spots are filled and person number 9 is Lillybell , who has the number 67 beside her name. I chose lillybell because this is a person I have not previously commented on, as far as I know. I went to her profile and saw that she had 403 coins and had written 18 articles. None of those numbers seems to be related to the number beside her name in the animals category. So I went to her last post, viewed it and commented. When I came back to the animals category page and refreshed it, the number had not changed, so it does not appear to be anything to do with general views of an article but the article I read was not in the "animals" category, so I tried that next and read about Lilly the dog going to the vet . When I came back to the "Animals" category, the number had changed to 69, so it appears to be coins earned from views of articles in that category.

Coins from Views

So the number appears to be coins earned from article views. I wonder if that changes after you cash out? I have just cashed out, so I will check the categories and see if my numbers appear to be low. The first category where I appear in the top 10 is that of "business", where my number is "59". The next place I appear is in the health and fitness category with 91, then humor with 147 and parenting with 19.

Not in the Top 10

It looks as if I am not in the top 10 for many categories. emoticon :grin: so I can't tell whether these numbers stay the same before and after cashing out. Some categories have lots of writers and you need high numbers to be in the top 10, for other categories, you may need only to make a post or two to appear in the top 10.

Along The Way

Along the Way, I noted that the top rated person in the category "Spirituality" was &VisionofHope with 257 but I haven't seen him posting recently, so I stopped to comment on his last post, which was NOT in the spirituality category but a tutorial on language.

Categories are Interesting

I remember bestwriter wrote one time about going through all the categories and posting something in each one. There was also a challenge for writing something in each category but I don't remember who started that one.

Which is YOUR best category on Personapaper?

Where do you write most?, Where do you wish you wrote the most? Are there any categories you are going to try now? Have you tried the "post an article in every category" challenge?

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wolfgirl569 wrote on November 24, 2015, 7:27 PM

I write mostly in personal and animals would be second

markgraham wrote on November 24, 2015, 7:28 PM

I mainly write on Random and Personal, but I have if I remember wrote in the Books, Tutorials and one on Family. I plan to write more in the Books section and maybe family and relationships and share some knowledge of my days in Marriage and Family counseling my first stint in graduate school.

DWDavisRSL wrote on November 24, 2015, 8:55 PM

My best category, based on being number one in the category, ironically enough, is Sports. I really have to laugh at this because I'm not much of a sports fan. I'm not sure what the numbers next to the name in Categories means either. Perhaps MaeLou or elitecodex can drop by if the get a chance and tell us.

Feisty56 wrote on November 24, 2015, 10:12 PM

I did try the "post an article in each category" challenge, but became stuck right off the bat with "Anime" and that was the end of that for me.

Lillybell wrote on November 25, 2015, 1:20 AM

Anime, is just the Japanese version of a cartoon. There's Inuyasha, Ghost In The Shell, Trigun, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gurren Lagann, Fruits Basket, etc. Some consider Futurama and Family Guy to be acceptable versions of anime and some don't. My personal favorite is Ah! My Goddess.

Lillybell wrote on November 25, 2015, 1:21 AM

I hadn't even noticed the numbers. I guess, my best catagory would be Personal.

MegL wrote on November 25, 2015, 3:22 AM

I like the studio Ghibli cartoons, like whisper of the heart, porco rosso, howl's moving castle, spirited away and totoro

CoralLevang wrote on November 25, 2015, 12:51 PM

I have never taken that challenge. Perhaps I should.

Because I use this as a blog, most are personal, I suppose. I'm not sure where to find standings in all the categories. I also write a lot for Persona Paper to show people that it does work. It is where I put all the goals articles and "community" articles.

CoralLevang wrote on November 25, 2015, 12:54 PM

Feisty56 I have an idea and will share it soon! emoticon :winking:
And now that we have Lillybell , it sounds like she is our resident Anime SME! emoticon :smile: I have to ask: Lillybell, what is your age? Is anime more of a younger person category, appealing more to groups of certain ages? I always saw it as a cartoon, that I did not quite understand, because when I first saw it, it was all in Japanese. emoticon :smile:

Lillybell wrote on November 25, 2015, 2:46 PM

I am a 25 year old. I couldn't really call myself an expert because trust me there are some MAJOR anime fans. You would be shocked if you saw some of these people. I'm talking posters hundreds of thousands of DVDs. These people go all out sometimes. Some go to conventions and cosplay ( dress up as their favorite anime characters), some in their own hand made costumes. They of course have the mangas (Japanese comic books that some animes are based off of). It's amazing! Then, there's me who has spent time around some anime forums and watched a few animes. I do love anime, but I'm not as obsessed and I'm really picky which makes finding an anime particularly hard.

Anyway, according to this article there are different genres (which I know to be true, I just don't know the meanings behind the names of the genres). According to the article, there are anime geared toward everyone. "So, what makes anime different from Western cartoons? My understanding is that the main difference is that anime is made for everyone- there is anime geared towards every interest in Japanese society. Western cartoons, meanwhile, are mostly made for children only. "

luisga814 wrote on November 25, 2015, 8:52 PM

Wow, thanks for the mention. I am very glad that you wrote this kind of article because of my article. Thanks.

BarbRad wrote on November 26, 2015, 2:29 AM

I haven't been active enough to even make the top ten anymore anywhere. I don't really plan which category to write it. I write and then find the category that best fits. I always thought those number were the number of post you had made in that category, but I never really thought much about it.

Paulie wrote on November 27, 2015, 3:04 AM

I haven't checked out popularity in categories yet. Most of my posts are now in the personal and random category.

cheri wrote on December 3, 2015, 9:24 PM

This is something I never paid attention to. Thanks for this article now I am aware.