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Writing Sites: My Lot

Well, I write. It's one of the few things I can still do! Besides, I enjoy putting together a technical treatise or some other observation for the reader to consider.

Well none of us, I feel sure, couldn't use another buck or two (sorry, Meg, another pound or two). So we hope to make a few coins on our efforts, or some other perquisites.

So I surprisingly found I had joined My Lot at one point. I decided to re-examine it to see about pay. So I went to the page that suggested that possibility. They listed some "articles" that were written by members.

The ones I scanned were pitiable! I'm sorry. I don't care to read about how someone has an Uncle Louie they're looking forward to seeing, unless, say, that Louis is somebody awfully special. And I don't care what variety of denture creme they brush with.

Everyone enjoys a vacation, but not everyone wants to read about everyone's vacation.

And selfies? Too much like the word selfish. They do nothing for me. Especially not the silly ones that implant dog's whiskers or a huge chin.

So I'm getting just a little discouraged over the poor money-making opportunities in online writing. Do you sometimes feel that way?


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MegL wrote on October 9, 2017, 12:40 PM

It's a common complaint, I'm afraid. Only a few blogs make money. You are right about quality. Hubpages seems to be successful and they index only the top submissions and they put each different subject into its own domain.

Kasman wrote on October 9, 2017, 3:28 PM

Put it there pal! That's exactly how I feel about most so-called 'writing sites' and is the reason I don't belong to any nowadays. Ok, you could make a few pennies but some of the sheer drivel encountered on some sites could drive you up the wall. There are good authors out there who write good work but you won't find them on the average blogging site.

Kasman wrote on October 9, 2017, 3:31 PM

HubPages suits a certain type of writer and I'm afraid I'm not one of them. When Squidoo (which I loved) sold its soul to the devil (ie: HubPages which I didn't like) I only stayed a short while and didn't write anything on HubPages. i now wander freely through the blogosphere writing what I want where I want although these days I am more interested in the photo-sharing sites I am on.

MegL wrote on October 10, 2017, 4:21 AM

Photo sharing is a good subject for Pinterest!

AdGoggleKo wrote on October 10, 2017, 4:43 AM

I am on but not very active. I visit low or non paying sites just to keep myself busy. I post LONG FORM CONTENTS (1,000 or more words) at . bitLanders pays well for contents. 🙂

VinceSummers wrote on October 10, 2017, 7:15 AM

I'll take a look at it, Yvonne. Thanks for the heads up. Just curious: did you mean to type in AdGoogleKo? Some people misspell Google as Goggle is why I ask.

VinceSummers wrote on October 10, 2017, 7:57 AM

For some reason, Meg, I never have been able to make the Pinterest feature work at Persona Paper. Or I would have done it.

MegL wrote on October 10, 2017, 12:10 PM

You need to have your own Pinterest account, then you pin any pictures you like from the Personapaper site.

VinceSummers wrote on October 10, 2017, 12:31 PM

I've had an account for some time. Whenever I click the avatar, all the picture that comes up is the giant P logo, not the photo, as it does on other sites -- give the photo...

Kasman wrote on October 10, 2017, 2:26 PM

If writers are prepared to put in the work then it is still possible to make useful amounts online.

Kasman wrote on October 10, 2017, 2:47 PM

VinceSummers - you need to install the Pinterest extension button from the Chrome Web Store. Go here

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions

and search for 'Pinterest Button'. A list of extensions will appear but make sure you install the genuine Pinterest Button as offered by Pinterest itself - it should be the top one on the list. Once installed it will appear as a button on the top right hand side of your browser bar and any page you go to with an image on it will carry a red 'Save' button at the top left hand corner of the image. Clicking on that will open your Pinterest account and enable you to pin the image.

VinceSummers wrote on October 10, 2017, 2:51 PM

Ah. I hate Chrome. I've tried it again and again and always been disappointed. What about Firefox?

lookatdesktop wrote on October 10, 2017, 3:43 PM

Will there ever be a site like Yahoo! Voices?

Below is a link to an article about the 2012 Yahoo! Voices Hack:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Yahoo!_Voices_hack



Here is a myLot review with a list of other links to look at:

https :// scamskitchen . com / mylot - review - paid - post - forum - scam - legit /

Last Edited: October 10, 2017, 4:02 PM

Kasman wrote on October 10, 2017, 3:49 PM

I don't use Firefox so I can't comment on how easy it is but go here and follow the instructions

https://www.itworld.com/article/2728223/networking-hardware/add-the-pinterest-pin-it-button-to-firefox.html

AdGoggleKo wrote on October 11, 2017, 4:11 AM

I joined at adgoggle.com site before that's where my username came from 😊 "Ko" is Tagalog/Filipino of "my" 😊

frankie2015 wrote on October 11, 2017, 7:55 AM

I must admit I totally agree. Although I have been a member of myLot since 2013, I barely glance at the site anymore. All the other writing sites that i use are just a little bit too plain (excuse the expression) for me. I much rather write on academic writing sites even if it means the student does not do the work but I do. At least there I feel I am helping a little bit. After all I hope the student reads the essay or dissertation that I wrote to see if it matches his expectations or subject matter before he hands it in. But I will take a look at Hubpages again to see what they are up to these days.

RonElFran wrote on October 30, 2017, 9:46 PM

I haven't written anything on MyLot for a while because I consider it a time waster. Not because of the writing itself, but because when people like or comment on my post, I feel the obligation to find one of theirs I can leave a comment on.

VinceSummers wrote on October 30, 2017, 10:43 PM

I both understand where you are coming from and at the same time am not so sure I would find reciprocal commenting a total waste of time. I do think it would become a problem if I became very, very popular - receiving, say, hundreds of comments per day. To date, I regret to say, such has not been the case. I will be so negative as to say when I comment on another's writings, I don't want those writings to be strictly about how they earn phony coins on writing sites, or what kind of animal food they give their dog. And certainly not writings about politicians and celebrities and the like.

TheLambLiesDown wrote on November 20, 2017, 5:13 AM

To each their own, I guess. Myself, I find plenty of interesting discussions about things other than what you mention. Plus, myLot is not a 'writing site' per se, it is more of a discussion forum...you know, talk about your daily life, compare notes, give opinions on things, etc.

If you want to write 'articles' then no, myLot isn't the place to be.

VinceSummers wrote on November 20, 2017, 9:24 AM

I do hear you on this and understand. I must ask, though, why should money be paid to a person for discussing the events of his daily life? It would seem something an intelligent public wouldn't care about. Joe Blow's breakfast cereal, or his escapades to Walmart, etc. However, this is a different age. I can understand people posting about their cat or something similar, even as you do, because that is a topic that appeals to many.

TheLambLiesDown wrote on November 21, 2017, 4:24 PM

Why should money be paid? Simple. And this is the same reason it is not a 'writing site'. The money is simply an incentive to get people to use the site to communicate with each other.

It is neither a 'writing site' nor an 'earning site'.

It is a discussion forum that pays a small cash incentive to 'pull' people in to use it.

Joe Blow's cereal and trips to WallyWorld are a part of his life. THAT is what the site is really about...sharing parts of your life/experiences from your life.

Change how you perceive it and maybe you'll understand it.

VinceSummers wrote on November 22, 2017, 7:32 AM

Want a laugh? Here's one article I wrote at MyLot ages ago. http://www.mylot.com/response/2913404/19162923