Did the Crazy Pace Prove Its Worth?
On June 29th, carolscash issued a challenge to all of us here at Persona Paper: write 100 articles in a week. The idea was to stir up some activity on the site, and to get people earning a bit more. She suggested the tag 100-Challenge , and let us know that even she didn't think she'd get nearly that many posts written. She just wanted to encourage everyone to get writing.
I read the post later in the day on June 30th, and decided to take it up. I knew I would not write the 14-15 posts a day necessary to complete the challenge in a week. But I thought perhaps I might be able to write 100 posts in a month if I pushed myself. So I decided I would keep that goal in mind when I wrote.
A Week Later
I wrote a couple of posts on June 30th, including my introductory post for the challenge , in which I explored the question of how feasible this amount of writing would be for me. But really dug in on July 1st. That day I managed to write 8 posts, which so far has been the largest amount I've posted on any day since starting the challenge – and possibly the most I've published on a single day since starting at Persona Paper over a year ago.
Then the heat wave came back. And I had to get my second daughter off to camp. And I had several other real-life things that took me away from writing.
I ended up slowing down after a few days, because I wasn't getting enough time to read comments left by other users, let alone to respond and visit with them. So I devoted more time to reading and commenting, the last few days.
Did I Earn?
All told, I ended up publishing 19 posts over 6 days (one of the seven days I didn't post, but just interacted.) The week before I'd published 9 posts, so I increased my input by just a bit more than 100%. over the previous week's activity.
And yes, that did also increase my earnings by about the same percentage. I had been concerned that if I posted more often, some of my posts would go unseen. I also had concerns about the impact of my writing more on interacting – both in terms of me earning less from leaving comments, and in terms of drawing fewer internal views.
But it looks like that was OK. That tells me that for now, traffic on Persona Paper is fairly reliable, whether I'm writing a little or a lot. It also tells me that I can afford to take a short break from interacting, should I need to.
Will I carry on with the challenge, aiming to get to that 100-post mark by the end of the month? No. I don't need to keep up that kind of pace, and I want to have more time to interact.
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