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.
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 » https://pixabay.com/en/gears-gear-interaction-act-do-398454/ by geralt