Relationships Are Important at Persona Paper
Persona Paper members who have posted regularly since joining are in almost daily contact with each other. If one is missing in action without having mentioned the possibility that he might be AWOL for awhile, we are concerned and hoping for news, as we are now about suffolkjason . We have become a rather close network I can only compare (except for the gender factor) to the extinct Squidoo Rocket Moms, who also had almost daily contact with each other online. We care about each other because we have gotten to know each other as we worked together to help build something.
It's an interesting concept. Except for our somewhat meager earnings here at the time I joined, everyone I met who stayed after the earnings had decreased was a promoter of this site, and not just to get referrals. We saw ourselves as builders, right along with the owners, to make this site all it can be and the best site of its kind. We promoted each other, read each other, commented and carried on conversations with each other here and on our profiles all the while knowing we might earn more somewhere else with that time. But we had connected. It would seem strange not to connect at least once a day, even if it were just to leave a couple of comments. It was natural to share any good writing we read by others with the wider networks outside of Persona Paper. We looked for each other on other sites.
The current crisis at the other site that has brought so many new people here shows me an interesting contrast. Earnings went down here, too, and many stopped writing but left their accounts here. I started when the pay was very low. I never heard a word of blame aimed at elitecodex or MaeLou over it. Instead I saw a group pull together in support, determined to help grow the site and to continue to make more content and exhort other members to do the same.
It's almost as if we felt that the site was ours as much as theirs, that its success was also our success, even thought that success wasn't expressed monetarily yet. We hoped the exchange rate would go up, and we wrote in hope, willing our actions to make it so. I saw loyalty that had been earned by past honesty and open communication. We expected better things to come in the future, and we were determined to help make them happen. Now the exchange rate has gone up and we are growing again.
Trust and communication are very important. I would encourage you to find good friends here among both new members and the old guard. The older members are near the bottom half of the members list, and you will want to pick some of those who have logged in within the past two days and have posts in both October and November, as well as in December. Those are the experienced people here who will be able to help you in your journey. I suggest inertia4 Feisty56 Ruby3881 Kasman AngelSharum AliCanary LoudMan Melody23 OldRoadsOnceTraveled and bestwriter as some good people to consider. They all interact frequently if they follow you and will try to be helpful. You may not want to follow all of them, but some will already be familiar names to you. Check their profiles and see if you are interested in what they write. If you are, follow them.
At Persona Paper, you don't need hundreds of friends because It's hard to give enough attention to that many. I am currently following 123 people, only a handful of which are posting almost everyday and more than once. That has the potential of being close to 200 posts to read and comment on a day if I'm to be a good friend. And that's assuming each person makes only one or two posts a day. I just trimmed the inactive people off my follow list. If I'm to really interact with everyone I follow, I will have to limit the number. I always want to reply to comments on my posts, so just this week I've noticed how hard it is to keep up after adding 32 new friends. I can't imagine keeping up with 500 people.
If you mostly interact with the same people, day after day, you really will get to know them and remember what they've written before. They will truly become online friends. You can leave them comments on their profiles when you want to say something that doesn't relate to a post. If you are really interacting with one hundred people, there will be enough interaction to earn here, especially if you also post several times a day. So connect with a few of the old guard, connect with people you know and like from other sites, and then start exploring the posts of those you don't know, the same way you did on that other site. Look for good comments and check profiles. Keep up with your notifications as best you can. They are a great help.
Now go out and explore this world of Persona Paper. Post and interact. Repeat. Then watch your bank grow.
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