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PPMCP - The Best Writing Challenge

I tend to stray away from writing challenges on sites like Persona Paper and Bubblews. I like that it gives me something to write about every day but also can make me feel like I'm cheating myself because none of the ideas are mine. Sometimes writing challenges feel like a chore. Something that has to be done everyday isn't enjoyable to me anymore.

Recently I saw a post by AliCanary that really got me excited. She calls it the Persona Paper Membership Comment Project; quite the mouthful, right? basically consists of going through the members list here at Persona Paper and leaving a comment on each person's most recent article. That's it. It's super easy! There's no time limit so it's not like you've got to race through. You can take your time and comment on as few or as many members as you'd like. Over the past two days I've done maybe a dozen.

This is a challenge I've really thrown myself behind. There's so many benefits and it's ridiculously easy. The author gets coins for your comments, you get coins and the site gets updated content, which makes us look good to Google. To "play along" just go the the Browse drop down button and click on 'Members List', it'll be the first one listed.

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valmnz wrote on February 4, 2015, 1:41 PM

I've started doing this too, though mot very far up the list yet. As you say, it is easy and also interesting.

GayleStorm wrote on February 4, 2015, 1:52 PM

I started at the top, the most recent additions to PP. I haven't made it very far either but it gives me something to do without it feeling like work.

valmnz wrote on February 4, 2015, 2:06 PM

The trouble with starting at the top is that the list is constantly being added to.

Kasman wrote on February 4, 2015, 5:31 PM

I have my own 'Persona Paper Comment Challenge', Every time I log in I challenge myself to leave an interesting comment on each of the posts in my notifications list. This one is yours!

seren3 wrote on February 4, 2015, 6:56 PM

That's a big challenge! I haven't even looked at the members list for a couple of weeks.

AliCanary wrote on February 5, 2015, 4:08 AM

Yay, I've got another player on the team! I'm glad you're having fun with it. I did another eight or ten more today.

cheri wrote on February 5, 2015, 4:09 AM

I think I am sometimes guilty of this but I just cannot ignore the challenge because it also gives me an idea to share my thoughts on views though the original idea is not mine.

AliCanary wrote on February 5, 2015, 4:11 AM

Yeah, more people will sneak in behind you! Admittedly, there's a bit less of a payoff to commenting on accounts that were abandoned, and thus unlikely to yield any reciprocity, but it's still kind of fascinating to see all the different posts (and some of the "old folks" ARE still here, and certainly worth discovering!)--either way you do it, you're bound to discover lots of stuff :)

crowntower wrote on February 5, 2015, 1:24 PM

I also did it before but was not so fortunate because my browser is a little slow and the page of person is I guess is very big so I can't really do nothing most of the time and just wait for the page to load until I stop LOL! hehehehe but I will try it again.

Feisty56 wrote on February 6, 2015, 9:55 PM

I believe the writer whose post you read receives coins not for your comment, but for your view of the post. The person leaving the comment receives coin for doing so. Still, it is a win-win-win.

FreyaYuki wrote on February 8, 2015, 3:57 PM

Interesting challenge. I don't participate in writing challenges either. I do comment on articles I read. I usually find new stuff to read here by going to the homepage, via the notifications list and then reading through the comments section of other articles and checking out the profiles of those whose comments seem interesting.

GayleStorm wrote on February 8, 2015, 4:00 PM

Thanks for clearing that up for me. And for anyone else that listened to my wrongness. =)

GayleStorm wrote on February 8, 2015, 4:01 PM

That's generally what I do too. Sometimes there's nothing on the home page that grabs me and this way, I see other people that might not have posted when I'm on.