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Hooray! I Reached 8,000 Coins Today!

Hee hee! I can't believe how perfect some of these Pixabay pictures are.

Okay, the reason that I am laughing is that around about 4,000 coins, I decided that instead of trying to find a perfect picture to fit the article, I would just enter the number 4000 into the Pixabay search bar and take whatever I got. It turned out to be people climbing a hill at the Grand Canyon, which was delightfully appropriate. Sometimes, like number 7000's picture of zucchini, the technique yielded goofy results that I had to twist and turn to make fit with the post, but that was part of the fun.

But this picture taken at Mount Annapurna in Nepal, for 8000, is the best so far, as it both celebrates my summit of a decently-sized peak, but a reminder that I have yet grander heights to scale. I am kind of stoked about this latest thousand coins, because it came faster than the last (see my last update here ). Last time it took 38 days and 20 articles, and my observation that I'd only produced that few articles in that many days prompted me to coin the term "slackdoodle" to describe myself.

This time, it only took 28 days to reach the milestone, with 22 articles, so I was slightly less of a slackdoodle. Only slightly. But I'll take it.

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valmnz wrote on February 3, 2015, 12:50 AM

That is wonderful. I love reading such success progress reports. I'm actually surprised at how quickly I'm moving forward from 1000.

AliCanary wrote on February 3, 2015, 12:52 AM

Yep, there are a lot of new people here, now, and they're fired up!

Dawnwriter wrote on February 3, 2015, 12:57 AM

This is great. I love reading posts about other people's milestones and your post describes the situation so well. Climbing peaks, not giving up and looking forward to grander heights to scale. Congratulations.

AliCanary wrote on February 3, 2015, 1:13 AM

Thank you so much! You are doing extremely well, yourself!

bestwriter wrote on February 3, 2015, 1:15 AM

That's a good score 50 coins per post may be a few comments added. Mine works out to just around 32. Congrats.

AliCanary wrote on February 3, 2015, 1:48 AM

I'd say probably a lot of comments, though, because I don't usually have as many as 25 views per post. Thank you!

MommyCharm wrote on February 3, 2015, 2:48 AM

Holy guacamole! 8000 coins? For me to get that much coins, I'd have to triple or even quadruple the effort and time I am spending here in PP. Hopefully, in the coming days, after I have adjusted in my new workloads, I'd be able to do that. Congratulations on your achievement!

bestwriter wrote on February 3, 2015, 2:49 AM

I think the comment concept works here. But my performance view-wise is not bad.

CoralLevang wrote on February 3, 2015, 5:37 AM

This is wonderful, Ali!! I love the Pixabay idea, as well. I might have to try that myself!!
You work hard and I would dare say that you aren't the "slackdoodle" that you suggest. emoticon :winking: Congrats!!

carolscash wrote on February 3, 2015, 6:33 AM

Congratulations on your great feat! I do not have much time here but I am plugging away and I might be a slight slackernoodle, but I work three part time jobs and that takes a lot of time.

nbaquero wrote on February 3, 2015, 7:41 AM

AliCanary Congratulations, I guess if we combine your bank and mine we can redeem! Ha Ha... Well done. Keep showing the way!

scheng1 wrote on February 3, 2015, 8:44 AM

Wow, I wish that I have the stamina and courage to undertake such trip too.

Jay_Angel wrote on February 3, 2015, 9:43 AM

Congratulations on reaching your milestone. That gives me hope.

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 3, 2015, 10:07 AM

That is great, I have not reached 4000 yet but I am getting close

Feisty56 wrote on February 3, 2015, 10:16 AM

Congratulations! You are an inspiration to me and I am guessing many others here. I don't think of you as anything but diligent. : )

AngelSharum wrote on February 3, 2015, 11:16 AM

Congrats! It seems like you are doing very well moving up in coins.

Began1988 wrote on February 3, 2015, 10:01 PM

I'm confused, PersonaPaper doesn't have Pixabay right? Do you mean you're getting the photo from Bubblews and using it here? Lol

Congrats on the milestone! I only have 414 coins, which brings my bank up to 62 BIG ones (cents). Lol!

I look forward to reaching my first milestone of 1,000 coins! :) Lol

GemOfAGirl wrote on February 3, 2015, 11:14 PM

Congrats on the achievement, your Royal Slackdoodleness!

BarbRad wrote on February 4, 2015, 11:58 PM

I think that's great progress. Wonderful it took less time to reach you goal this time than it did last time.

FreyaYuki wrote on February 7, 2015, 9:48 AM

Great news. Congrats on the 8,000 coins. I've got a long way to go before I even reach that amount. Any tips? And here's to getting more coins emoticon :smile:

AliCanary wrote on February 18, 2015, 4:22 PM

Bubblews doesn't own Pixabay; they just had an agreement with them. Pixabay is its own website, and it's a great source for free-use pictures so you won't have copyright problems. Just go to and browse for whatever you like!

AliCanary wrote on February 18, 2015, 4:43 PM

Thank you! You will probably get there a lot faster than I did. It's taken me months!