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Another Thousand Coins Earned

Yesterday, I hit another small milestone, of 6,000 coins. I say "small" only because it isn't the FIRST thousand, or a round-ish number like 5K or 10K, but I know that for people just starting out here, it doesn't seem small at all. It might actually seem impossible! But there are people here who have made much more than I have, so it does come if you are persistent, keep writing and keep interacting.

In my previous coinage update, , I listed how many days and how many articles it took to get each thousand coins, so if you would like to see that info, just click on the link. From 5,000 coins to 6,000 coins took 34 days and 17 articles. Now, if you are doing the very, very easy math, you will have spotted that I only publish, on average, one article every couple of days. I do read and comment a lot, so there's that, but seriously, I could have been a lot more productive. If I had written just one article a day, maybe it would have taken half the time. Two articles a day, and maybe it would have just taken a week!

Now, a dollar a week does sound pretty feeble, but these articles don't have to be very long or conform to a specific assignment, so they could take maybe ten minutes apiece to write. If it took me 17 articles to get 1,000 coins, that's less than three hours of writing, and it could be done in two days, with the 15-per-day posting limit. Of course, your results may vary: some of those coins came from leaving comments, and some came from additional views on older content (it happens). But the best thing to do is build up your "bank" of content by posting regularly. Good luck!

The image is Pixabay's image number 6,000. I like to think it's raining "pennies from heaven".

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Feisty56 wrote on November 28, 2014, 12:31 PM

Woohoo! I do enjoy these motivating posts, because that's exactly how I feel when I read about other people's success. By sharing your numbers, it gives each of is the opportunity to see how much -- or how little -- we need to do for our own success.

AliCanary wrote on November 28, 2014, 12:51 PM

Yes, I like to read how people accomplished things, as well. It helps me gauge my own progress, and maybe I can get some helpful tips. My tip in this article is "don't be lazy like me", lol!

Glenn wrote on November 28, 2014, 1:00 PM

Congratulations on another milestone Ali. I am interested in the details so I will go and read your other article. I don't think I could write more than one article every couple of days either. Maybe after I retire I can do more writing. By the way, that image you selected is a perfect choice for this as it does indeed represent "raining pennies" and it's cool that it is the 6000'th image to match your pennies.

carolscash wrote on November 28, 2014, 1:04 PM

Breaking down the time it takes to earn those and the fact that you do not have to write as much as you might have to on other sites makes it seem easier to get too that 1000. I am far from there as I am not here often and find that I am dedicating more time to other sites, but I do enjoy my time here and I am making time for it.

WordChazer wrote on November 28, 2014, 2:33 PM

That's cool. I'm nowhere near, with work being as work-ish as it's being...

Donna_Thacker wrote on November 28, 2014, 2:34 PM

I can see my pennies building up faster the more I post or interact. You are right, it doesn't take long to post here and I enjoy it!

maxeen wrote on November 28, 2014, 3:48 PM

I remember when on the other site how long it took to get anywhere, then all at once ,progress could be seen.. I am sure this will happen here...Nice write from you Ali-

CoralLevang wrote on November 28, 2014, 5:45 PM

I love this photo. I am wondering if it is of the same artist where many other statues here in my area are highlighted.

AliCanary wrote on November 28, 2014, 9:06 PM

It even has that coppery look, although it is probably bronze. Every little bit you can do helps!

Bethany1202 wrote on November 29, 2014, 1:48 PM

Congratulations on your milestone. I need to write more and build up my article base. I have nowhere near even 500 coins yet! ; )

oneoveralpha wrote on November 29, 2014, 10:48 PM

As someone who just joined the other day, it's good to hear about people reaching such milestones. Now I just have to find the time to write and comment so I can reach my first 1000. :D

AliCanary wrote on November 30, 2014, 3:04 AM

Anyone can tell you it is very slow going at first, but once you have a collection of articles and of friends, things start to pick up. Welcome!

Ruby3881 wrote on November 30, 2014, 3:35 AM

I also hit 6,000 this week. As you had predicted in one of your earlier posts, the thousands have started adding up faster now. I'm already more than a quarter of the way to that next 1,000!

AliCanary wrote on November 30, 2014, 2:08 PM

Great going! Maybe we can really get the snowball rolling, now

Ruby3881 wrote on November 30, 2014, 10:57 PM

I sure hope so, Ali! It seems not a lot of folks are posting lately :(

BarbRad wrote on December 1, 2014, 2:36 AM

Congrats. I'm hoping after my surgery I'll be able to post more. I couldn't today because my neck was getting sore.

AliCanary wrote on December 1, 2014, 11:55 AM

I hope you feel better soon!

AliCanary wrote on December 1, 2014, 11:56 AM

If you just do a little here and there, it adds up eventually.

ViperGirl85 wrote on December 1, 2014, 4:53 PM

Wow! Big congrats to you! emoticon :grin: I'm only at 400 and some coins, but I'm still new and not active daily, so this is on my end lol.

scheng1 wrote on December 1, 2014, 9:40 PM

I think if you double the effort, you can get 1000 coins in a couple of weeks.

nbaquero wrote on December 2, 2014, 11:53 AM

AliCanary You are suppossed to wait for us lazy-Persona-Paper-members to catch up with you..ha ha ha... Congratulations. Keep showing the way, it is great to see progress is being made constantly.

AliCanary wrote on December 3, 2014, 2:28 AM

That's the best part--being able to pick and chose the subject matter of our own posts is the secret to productivity, I think :)

carolscash wrote on December 4, 2014, 7:58 AM

I seem to be earning one cent every few days here. I can not justify spending much time here. I will stop by occasionally for the next month and I might pick things up in January.

slexy143 wrote on December 8, 2014, 11:16 AM

I signed up last month but only got serious last 4 days and I have about 355 coins as at this comment which made me think I could have earned more had I put in an effort all those while.

AliCanary wrote on December 8, 2014, 12:51 PM

Don't worry about that--you're off and running, now!

MamaOzzy3881 wrote on December 9, 2014, 8:17 PM

Awesome post! Being new here I love looking at other peoples expiriences and learning from them. Any info that is given is appreciated

VinceSummers wrote on December 17, 2014, 4:48 PM

I'm new and have to see if it pays to write here. I like it so far. It's format is a lot like the old Bubblews, but without the faults of that site.

AliCanary wrote on December 17, 2014, 4:55 PM

The creators were writers on Bubblews, so they knew what to keep and what to get rid of. They do a great job of safeguarding against spammers and spinners.

VinceSummers wrote on December 17, 2014, 4:58 PM

I would like one addition or two. To be able to edit your own comments (for errors or removal) and the ability to remove comments of others, as needed.