Helping yourself AND fellow PP writers
For every post of yours that is viewed by people in certain countries (some are excluded) you get 2 points. If you comment on someone else's post, they get 2 points (for your view) and you get 1 point for your comment, provided it is over 30 characters long.
How Does This Help?
A mix of posting articles and making comments seems to be the best strategy for maximising your coin count (per corallevang who has tested it out) and I think Alicanary has commented on this too. So posting your own articles and then commenting on others posted at the same time can improve the views on your articles. You also get the coins from commenting. Possibly others may also wish to reciprocate by visiting your posts too.
Goals and Targets
Sometimes it can be hard trying to find enough posts on which to comment, so here are some ways of making your commenting progress more interesting:
1. Complete the front page . On the front page, there are 50 articles. Up to a maximum of 3 of yours can be there at any one time. Going down the front page helps you find new writers you haven't met before and a variety of posts to read. It can be a challenge to post a relevant comment on every article you read. I have done it a few times and find the best way is to start at the end and work forward to the most recent.
2. Follow a writer of your choice and check their posts through your "Recent Activity" . I follow quite a number of writers on here, so my recent activity list can get pretty long. The fun in this one is seeing how many different subjects your chosen writers will post on.
3. Help someone else meet THEIR target. A few writers on here have set themselves targets to reach by a certain time. Some of these people have only sporadic access to the internet and also live in places where the cash out amount would make a substantial difference to their income for that month. Others set a target of earning a certain number of cents or a certain number of points or of writing a certain number of articles in a day. Others set targets of achieving cash out by a certain date. It's fun to help these people achieve their targets and one of the ways I do this is to find one of their recent posts and comment, then start working backwards through the links that appear on the left hand side about midway down the page, showing earlier posts. I can go back through 10 and 15 posts at a time this way. And it is much easier than trying to use the profile list of articles. If you click on their name, you can see how many points they have and if you multiply that number by 0.0015, that shows how many cents they have earned. Sometimes, if a writer has set a target of a number of points or number of cents, I will go back through their posts until they have achieved that, stopping when the calculations show they have got to the target. It's not always possible to do the full set of views necessary but every little helps.
Every time you comment on someone else's post (over 30 characters) you get a point. You also get a possible follower and maybe a view of YOUR posts!
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