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More data analysis and another factors to consider when writing for any site

I am back home now and have taken a look at my November statistics. It is fairly clear to me the correlation between activity and coins earned. Just as clear is that the activity one wants from others has very little to do with articles written.

When looking at the relationship between the green line on the graph (numbers of articles written times 10), and the blue line (number of coins earned each day), the patterns show that the numbers of articles to the number of coins earned definitely is related. (The red line depicts the actual numbers for articles written.)

However, what it does not show definitively is the relationship between what coins are earned from others who view an article, and those earned from the comments one makes on others' articles.

As the graph shows below, and considering a partial day today, the average coins earned from my limited time here in the past four-and-a-half days, is roughly 32 coins. My guess is that 20 of them came from those who have visited my profile. I believe that when I am most active, the daily coins received from others' efforts is not much more than double that amount, thus my success is reliant on what I do, not what others do.

Author generated graph

As my November has progressed thus far in relationship to the goals I set for myself of reaching the 15K coin level, by earning 2750 coins and writing 66 entries by the end-of-day on the 22nd, I have as of mid-morning today (November 21st):

  • Written and submitted 79 articles, exceeding my goal already by nearly 20 percent
  • Earned 2385 coins, short of my goal by approximately 13 percent

I see this discrepancy between the two as being related directly between what one does for his/herself and what others do.

To test these theories, beginning on 22 November, I will keep a tally of how many comments I make on others' articles to try to define more clearly the relationship between what I earn in coins from others and what I earn from my efforts on behalf of others.

I have not yet figured out how to measure and quantify the percentage of increased interaction simply by being present.

Image Credit » by geralt

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markgraham wrote on November 21, 2015, 2:09 PM

Very interesting. I know since I have started reading and commenting more along with writing articles my percentage is climbing. I am almost halfway to halfway or 25% to 50%.

DWDavisRSL wrote on November 21, 2015, 3:17 PM

It appears the graph bears out the hypothesis that the days you post more articles are the days upon which you are more active overall, thus your coin total is maximized.

CoralLevang wrote on November 21, 2015, 3:33 PM

Absolutely...but when one looks at the difference in the distance between those days I am actively commenting, and those where I am not, I wonder if the original views change from others. I don't know the proper word for the distance between the two lines on the graph. I'm sure that someone around here will enlighten me.
How much is me, and how much is activity from others? It will be interesting to see if this matters.

luvcrabtreefalls wrote on November 21, 2015, 4:00 PM

Oh wow. This is interesting. Thank you for sharing. God bless

Rufuszen wrote on November 21, 2015, 4:06 PM

Very interesting, I really must be more active!

Kasman wrote on November 21, 2015, 4:50 PM

If you think about it is possible to earn good numbers of coins here with posting anything at all simply by commenting on others' posts!

wolfgirl569 wrote on November 21, 2015, 4:57 PM

Commenting goes a long ways to earning here. I notice on days I just read that my numbers are a lot lower. But some days I just draw a blank for comments

MegL wrote on November 22, 2015, 3:26 AM

I suppose you could try a few days of "just" commenting and not writing articles, followed by a few days of "only" writing articles and not commenting but that could be difficult!

CoralLevang wrote on November 22, 2015, 10:46 PM

That would be an idea. But not writing articles would be very hard. LOL

BarbRad wrote on November 24, 2015, 1:27 AM

My guess is that as you comment more, to authors of the posts you comment on will often visit you back. Of course, if like me, you haven't written any new posts for a while, there won't be anything new to visit. Every time I've got something I want to post here, I seem to be too tired to post it.