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Setting My Goal for the Next $20

It has been just over a week since I reached the goal of 15K coins that I set for myself. Now that I have submitted and received my first payout of 20 dollars, and the bank has been adjusted, I feel as if I am in a bit of a crux without having set a new goal.

As of this writing, I am sitting on 2382 coins, 17 percent of the payout total with $3.57 in the bank.

Just as I felt a bit of a "let down" the day after a performance, a race, or sales challenge, there is a moment when I realized that it is going to be a challenge to complete the next one. However, I have done it once, so I know I have what it takes to do it again. I have taken a week off without thinking of coins and goals. Now, it is time to start thinking of what is next.

I like the idea of the 100-coins-a-day average. It seems steady. There will be days where there are more or fewer, but it is reasonable, given what I feel capable of doing. I also am drawn to the 15K figure and 3 to 5 articles a day average.

With 2382 coins, I need 12,618 coins to reach my goal. That will take 126 days at the 100-per-day average. The target date will be December 20th.

So, my general goal will be to reach 15K coins by Christmas, so that I can redeem and be paid my next $20 before the New Year. That is roughly four months, half the time it took me to reach it from the same starting point in January.

Let the climb begin, once again!

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Paulie wrote on August 16, 2015, 6:15 AM

Yes, I think that is a realistic goal to achieve. With only two posts per day, and interactions for 2-3 hours, I am getting about 50 coins a day. Good luck!

morilla wrote on August 16, 2015, 6:16 AM

It's good to have goals and, frankly, your surplus is more than my total thus far. Now that things are starting to settle down a bit, it may be time to look toward setting my own goals. Though mine might have more to do with the hiking shoes and walking stick in the image you chose than accumulating 13,000 coins before the end of the year. But, we'll see.

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CoralLevang wrote on August 16, 2015, 6:27 AM

Thanks, Paulie !

CoralLevang wrote on August 16, 2015, 6:28 AM

morilla I have that goal in the works, as well. I just got some day hike shoes. emoticon :smile:

bestwriter wrote on August 16, 2015, 6:29 AM

I have seen you working very hard and with that pace earning another 20 will be cakewalk for you. Keep the tempo going

morilla wrote on August 16, 2015, 6:39 AM

Break 'em in first. Otherwise, you might find yourself with a new set of... ahem... "goals." emoticon :smile:

CoralLevang wrote on August 16, 2015, 6:59 AM

Thank you, bestwriter ...

MegL wrote on August 16, 2015, 7:03 AM

A goal is a useful way of saying whether you achieved something. Look forward to your posts.

peachpurple wrote on August 16, 2015, 9:32 AM

Wow, that is mighty quick. I am ashamed to say with one post per day, i can't even reach 5cents per day

wolfgirl569 wrote on August 16, 2015, 9:52 AM

That sounds like a good time frame and I too try to stay between 75 and 100 coins for a day. That seems to be a good number for observing progress

inertia4 wrote on August 16, 2015, 11:42 AM

Well, if you did it before you can do it again with no problem. I believe that. Me, well, not. I am busy on other sites these days. I do need to write another post here at some point. I am working on that. So, since I am spread out like peanut butter across the internet, setting goals is not in the cards for me.

CoralLevang wrote on August 16, 2015, 1:38 PM

Thank you, MegL !

CoralLevang wrote on August 16, 2015, 2:05 PM

I don't see them as slower, but having picked up.

CoralLevang wrote on August 16, 2015, 2:06 PM

It is not your posts that will bring you the coins. It is your reading and commenting that will do it for you. The posts will, too, but only after those relationships are fostered.

CoralLevang wrote on August 16, 2015, 2:07 PM

wolfgirl569 We are in agreement. It's about developing a bit of a system, and just being active. It's a bit easier than I originally found it to be.

CoralLevang wrote on August 16, 2015, 2:11 PM

inertia4 But do you stick to the roof of one's mouth? emoticon :winking:
That is the beauty of making choices, what works for one may or may not work for another. We choose with knowledge, and then live our lives. Nothing is new, it's just adapted. I can't keep up with all the sites.

Rufuszen wrote on August 16, 2015, 2:24 PM

I really must set a goal, but I am thinking that just posting more often would be a great help!!

CoralLevang wrote on August 16, 2015, 2:50 PM

So, that is a goal. Maybe you set it to sound something like this.

"My goal at PP is to visit daily and write one post each day. I will also read "x" number of posts of others and comment on each one."
That is how I started to make a difference in what I saw as my results a number of months ago.

CoralLevang wrote on August 16, 2015, 2:57 PM

No! Say that it isn't true! We are different??
And here I thought I was growing up to be just like you. emoticon :winking:

Hard to find good role models nowadays, dammit! emoticon :winking:

DanieGirl8587 wrote on August 16, 2015, 3:55 PM

Congrats on your pay out! I am trying to be more active here as I do want to reach that $20 mark and get paid. I know it will take some work and just wont happen on it's own. Good luck to you!

CoralLevang wrote on August 16, 2015, 3:57 PM

Thanks, and just remember that consistency is key!

Feisty56 wrote on August 16, 2015, 3:58 PM

I become inspired by the goals you set for yourself, even if I don't have those goals myself. There's something about being a spectator to your efforts and incremental achievements that motivates me to do more than I might do otherwise. I wish you the best of success!

CoralLevang wrote on August 16, 2015, 4:14 PM

Feisty56 Thanks. The beauty in it is that we can always change/adapt our goals along the way. Or let them go and analyze why it's necessary.

inertia4 wrote on August 16, 2015, 4:36 PM

I try. I always believed that I can do whatever I wanted. Yes it's hard to write on more than one site. I agree. But when you have an attachment to them, it is not easy to just leave. I am a loyal person. So, that's what makes me stay with all three. I find my top three to be the best ones online right now. None of the other copycats can measure up.

cheri wrote on August 16, 2015, 9:02 PM

You have done it before and I know you are going to make it again.

Paulie wrote on August 17, 2015, 2:55 AM

CoralLevang , you are absolutely correct. What good are 15 posts a day with 1 or 2 views each when you are not reading and commenting on followers posts.

CoralLevang wrote on August 17, 2015, 4:45 AM

Thank you, Cheri. We will see. I'm not worried about it, and don't want to get crazy about it this time, like the last time. emoticon :winking: I guess we shall also see how long that one lasts! LOL

CoralLevang wrote on August 17, 2015, 4:46 AM

Agreed, Paulie .

lexiconlover wrote on August 17, 2015, 6:37 PM

My goal for next month is to earn a hundred coins every day. So maybe we can encourage each other.

CoralLevang wrote on August 17, 2015, 11:12 PM

lexiconlover That's my goal, too.

AliCanary wrote on August 21, 2015, 6:31 AM

It's cool the way it happened in time for your birthday and will again in time for Christmas (although knowing you, it will probably be sooner). Nice gifts for yourself! I have more coins than you but don't work as hard, so maybe I can try to make mine happen by Christmas, too. Things do slow down around then, though, so we should probably front-load emoticon :smile:

CoralLevang wrote on August 21, 2015, 1:42 PM

You, my dear AliCanary , are part of my inspiration. emoticon :smile:

AliCanary wrote on August 21, 2015, 5:29 PM

And you are part of mine. Lovely coincidence!

CoralLevang wrote on August 22, 2015, 1:09 AM

Thank you. emoticon :smile: