A Message to Persona Paper Newbies
It looks like Persona Paper is off to a good start for 2015. I noticed we have an influx of new members over the past few days. I'm not sure it's a Bubblews migration, but certainly some of our new members are from that other site. What's wonderful, though, is that when I've stopped in to pay visits to profiles and get acquainted, I've seen that these new members are putting me to shame with their volume of posting. What a great infusion of new blood! I hope you newbies keep it up. You could not have joined at a better time.
Since most of you probably found us through a friend, you may already have heard some of what I'm about to say, but it's my turn. I joined on July 31, and normally averaged about one post a day, since I also was busy with other sites and a business and off-line activities. When I went to bed last night, my bank was $9.18. When I woke up this morning, I thought Santa had been a week late. My bank was at $13.90. I could have cashed out at $5, the old payment threshold, but waited, in hopes the exchange rate would go up.
When I got to $5, I wondered if I should cash out while I could. But I had confidence in our site owners and could see this site had everything I had hoped Bubblews would get. I can still use multiple photos , and I believe the promise that even if later on the ability to keep writing those photo essays disappears, they won't mutilate what's already been posted.
We also have a great text editor. We don't have to look like idiots who don't know that book titles should be in italics, like we did at another site I could mention. We have all kinds of text formatting options.
So because everything I've seen here has given me confidence in our site administrators and owners, & elitecodex and MaeLou , I had faith that if I waited to redeem, I'd have more to redeem when the exchange rate went up. Now that is happening. I so glad I trusted and waited.
At Persona Paper we get very few spam comments, and they are easy to deal with. We are in good company because no one writes in gibberish here. They had to prove they can write in English before they are accepted as writers here. Best of all, the payment plan encourages making good comments on people's posts. Yes, if you make comments of thirty characters or more (not counting spaces and punctuation), you will earn a coin. That means you can start earning here even before you can start posting. So use that time to get acquainted and make some friends. When they view your posts you will get two coins, to make up for likes not earning anything here. People won't like your posts unless they really like them.
So now that you are here, enjoy. When you make friends here there is usually a lot of back and forth and you will soon really get to know them. You will get to know your group of friends so well you will notice when they are missing in action. Because we do have a way to comment on profiles, we can then go tell those friends how much we miss them and try to make sure they are OK. Because we really do care about our regulars here.
I hope you will soon be committed to being a regular here. If you do, you might want to join Friends of Persona Paper. You may notice the hashtag FOPP on a lot of posts. It shows that post was written by one of our Friends of Persona Paper members. Here's where you can find out more about this group of Persona Paper members who are committed to making this site as successful as it can be. Please think about joining us. There is a place you can leave a comment there if you want to join. It's very informal. If you make the commitment, you can start using the hashtag. You don't have to wait to get your name on a list or be notified.
One last hint. Be sure to read the FAQ to understand the blue 'restore cache" button. If for some reason your post doesn't go through when you submit, do not use the back button . Instead go back up to the top and select "New Article" from the drop down menu under your name. Then click the blue "restore cache" button and your content will most likely magically reappear. Most of us old hands never use the first captcha given anymore, but hit refresh first and use the new one. This usually keeps you from losing your work. Never trust the first captcha .
Now you can go back to posting and getting acquainted. FOPP
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