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Oh Where Have You Been, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?

"Oh where have you been, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?

Oh where have you been, charming Billy?"

We might ask the same of the former writers at Persona Paper -- yes even those professing to still be active here.

We profess to be interested in this site's revitalization, but we have been slow to put these words into action.

This site has much potential. But for it to attain that potential, we, the writers, must...

Be informative, entertaining, and above all else, be active!

Money at present? No. The hope that it will come one day? Yes, we hope for that. Recall the movie in which a baseball field was constructed and the thought was verbalized that, if it was built, "they" would come?

But I am beginning to sound rather like a professional cheerleader. You have a problem with that?

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MegL wrote on November 3, 2017, 6:21 PM

That's a very old song. The answer being, "I've been walking all the day, with me charming Nancy Gray and me Nancy tickled me fancy oh my charming Billy Boy". We used to sing it in school. I take "walking all the day" to equate to "working on sites other than PesonaPaper" and there are so many sites out there for people trying to turn a penny or two. I spent the afternoon writing 4 or 5 articles for a site of mine and then finding appropriate videos to match. Tomorrow, if I have time, I will start sending some traffic to them. PersonaPaper seems to attract writers every so often and the front page stays pretty fresh. I am not sure what brings people back but the most prolific contributors know that they can get links to their own pages.

Kasman wrote on November 3, 2017, 8:30 PM

I'm right here emoticon :smile: I understand where you're coming from but the bottom line for most people is the mighty dollar and until that time when Persona Paper begins to pay again then I see little prospect of any betterment and that's a real shame since the site started off on a very promising note and looked as though it would be a success both financially and socially. It could be again but only time will tell.

VinceSummers wrote on November 3, 2017, 9:23 PM

It would be lovely if Meg was joined by an IT person willing to take it on.

lookatdesktop wrote on November 4, 2017, 10:18 AM

I have been absent a while. I had to go to the hospital a few days ago. I had to be re-evaluated for social assistance to schedule a new sleep study. My old CPAP machine has been out of commission since about 2 months ago and I have been snoring my wife awake every night since. I am worried about her. Besides my being without a CPAP machine, my wife has become disabled and has to use a wheel chair to get around the house and can barely get out of it on her own, much less walk. She has both a cane and a walker and I wheel her around from the bed to the bath a few times every night. We got out yesterday for the first time in a week and went shopping at the local Walmart Supercenter. They had no available Amigos electric shopping carts. I got out and walked all the way through the front end and asked around and walked out and all around the entire parking lot to find one possibly abandoned there, but no luck. I walked up to the car and said, "I can't find a single cart for you but if you want me to look more I will." She agreed and patiently waited as I went back inside and found a dwarf on one who was about to pay for his items. I asked him if I could have his cart when he finished checking out. He agreed but told me to wait in the lobby where the McDonald's was. So I walked around a bit and a Walmart courtesy clerk told me there was one being charged by the wall over where the shopping carts are at and I checked it out. It was almost dead but I unplugged it anyway and thought I was going to get lucky. I rode it out the store to the lot, and it was slow to go. I managed half way across that football field length lot almost to the east entrance and then it sopped moving. I was stuck half way out in the parking lot with a dead Amigos Cart. I got out and walked over to the car a second time and told my wife the bad news. By now she was needing to go to the lady's room and said she would like to be able to get there as soon as possible. I went back to the other entrance where I saw that short fellow, standing beside his Amigos cart with a walking cane. He told me he thought I had left, but was waiting for me. I had to apologize to him but said I had access to another cart but it died right out in the parking lot. He gave me his and said,"That cart is only half way charged. It might not last half an hour, but good luck." I took it right out to the car while going through the front of the store, that way if it died on me like that other one did in the lot, at least I would be in the store instead of leaving yet another Amigos cart dead and stuck out in the lot. I drive that cart out the east entreance to the car and my wife was relieved I finally managed to get her one. She got on it and rode into the store, as I went back to get that dead cart and pushed it across the lot all the way into the store entry way and plugged it in. I told my wife to go ahead and shop and that I would be sitting on that dead cart for half an hour until it got enough charge. I did sit on that cart actually, about 45 minutes and unplugged it. I began to drive it into the store and found my wife shopping on the bread aisle. She was happy to see me again. I asked her if her cart was still working and she said yes. I told her I had to drive the other one to a place for charging. I took it to the west entryway and parked it at the wall near where all the shopping carts are located and plugged it back in. It was blinking red, indicating it was very low in power. I got off that cart and walked over to a Walmart maintenance man and asked, "How long does it take to charge one of those Amigos carts when it is completely out of power to being in full power mode?" He replied, "It actually takes about 3 hours to fully charge." When I walked back in the store, I hunted down my wife. She was still shopping. We both had been in the Walmart Supercenter for over an hour and a half and I wanted some coffee so I purchased a cold Starbucks mocha frappacino along with a 5-quart bottle of 10W30 weight Penzoil for 17.00 as one quart sold separately costs over 7 dollars at Auto Zone. I went out to the car with my purchase, put the items in the car seat, got out my coffee and drank it as I walked back in the store and found my wife still shopping, this time, in the pharmacy area. Looking all over the place for some Alieve pain pills. After all her shopping was completed, I must have walked 5 miles based on my Pedo-Meter I have clipped on my belt loop on my blue Jeans. We saw an add for 75 % off regular price for bags of candy discounted after Halloween sales. There was one box stuck behind, actually hidden, behind an empty box on a shelf where the stockers were working at replacing all the candy that had sold for pennies on the dollar the days before, like a 10 dollar bag of M&Ms or Reese's peanutbutter cups selling at the rock bottom price of 50 cents per bag. The sold out in under a few hours by the cart loads. Walmart does this thing with candy a few days after Halloween, Valentine's Day, Christmas on a regular basis to get rid of it all. We found none of these remaining. But I picked up 5 bags of those caramel mini milky way bars that normally sell for 2.79 or 3.79 a bag and a big sign read 75% off. The stockers deliberately put that last box of candy bard behind empty ones so they could take them for themselves because when I asked that guy if they had any more on sale candy he said, No. We are all out of it. My wife was the one who spotted that last box full of caramel chocolate milky way bars and I grabbed 4 and she grabbed 2 for herself. When we went to pay for them the cashier rang each bag up at 1.49 each, which would be 50 % 0ff the regular price, not 75 % . So my wife insisted the lady take them off unless she could go get the manager to give her the price of 75 % off, otherwise she said she would in fact not buy them. The lady behind her also said, she would not buy them if she didn't get them at the 75 % mark down price. I ended up paying 1.10 each for mine and I also paid for her 2 bags as she didn't want to buy them at that price. By the time we got home the first thing I did was grab one of those bags of candy bars and rip open one. It was the tiniest candy bar on earth. But was it worth all the hassle? Anyway that is how that day went down. We had slider burgers and chips for lunch and spent the rest of the day stuck on our couch, watching Dr. Phil and I was reaching for some mini- frosted cupcakes sold from the bakery by the dozen at only 60 cents, marked down as they were sold at regularly 3.99 on Halloween and were already 2 days old, but I liked them enough. We were quite exhausted and she tried to use the walker but I told her, she really needed more time to get better, to stay off her feet so it's back to using the wheel chair, until she gets better, if she does, only God knows.

VinceSummers wrote on November 4, 2017, 5:10 PM

Sounds like you guys need to stay away from Walmart. Anyway, it sounds like your attention needs to be directed toward yourselves and limit your time online! I am sorry for you (if it doesn't sound like I am). Getting old is NOT fun. Granted, we don't want to die. Still, it is as the song goes in "Old Man River"... 'I's tired ob libin' and skeered ob dyin'."

lookatdesktop wrote on November 4, 2017, 8:34 PM

Yes, I need to spend more time with her and keep her safe and well cared for. Thanks, glad you understand.

VinceSummers wrote on November 4, 2017, 8:53 PM

Change my name to Avis. I try harder!

BarbRad wrote on January 25, 2018, 9:49 PM

I'm over-extended on paying sites, but still love this one. Real life keeps getting in the way of everything I want to do. I don't feel like really doing a serious blog post and find myself hanging around myLot to earn my pennies and stay in touch with friends from most of my present and former writing sites. It's one site that so far keeps on going and paying us for interacting there. It also helps me get input when I'm writing a blog post and want to know what people think about a subject I plan to write about. Mostly, though, it's like a huge lounge on the internet where we can meet friends and talk whenever we have time with, no minimum word requirement. As long as we behave, we can talk about anything we please. There's always a friendly listening ear.