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Last weekend ended an era.

For the last twelve years I have operated a bridal retail store.

On May first we announced we were closing at the end of July.

Last Saturday was our final day. We locked the door, covered the windows and took down the sign. Then we painted over the sign at the side of the road. It was official. I have retired.

The last couple of weeks were insanely busy, so I haven't had time to read or write on this site.

Now I will have limited internet access and am going on vacation for a couple of days. Hopefully my life will soon settle into a routine where I have time.

I'll need to reread the rules to refresh my memory.

Personapaper sent me a notice telling me my account would be deleted because I had been inactive for so long.

I was not aware we were required to be active to be a member. I don't recall seeing anything about that in the rules, but I guess I can reread just in case I missed that with the first reading.

I'm also starting to wonder if the requirements for content have increased.

So far I have written and submitted a couple of articles and earned a whopping three cents.

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paigea wrote on July 31, 2014, 7:07 PM

Hi there. I think I read that as long as you log in before a month nothing will happen to your account. Enjoy your first days of retirement and don't worry now that you've logged in! You get paid for comments on someone else's post if it's over 30 characters. You don't get paid when someone comments on your post. You get paid double for views and don't get paid for likes. Interesting! I use the like button just to remind myself I read a post. Any way you can read all that when you have time.

Scorpie wrote on July 31, 2014, 8:13 PM

Three cents! Wow! Can I get a loan?

Fractal wrote on July 31, 2014, 8:18 PM

First.. Happy Retirement. Enjoy it.
As long as you log in at least once every 28 days, all will be well. It is designed to keep people active.
Much as paigea has said.. :)

BarbRad wrote on August 1, 2014, 7:51 PM

How I envy you your new-found freedom. I wish I could get free of my business and just write. Hope you can now enjoy a slower pace of life.

Ruby3881 wrote on August 3, 2014, 2:49 AM

Congratulations on your retirement! There is no requirement to write on Persona Paper, but you must log in once every 28 days. This was announced just before the site was reopened to new members. It's a measure designed to make space for those who are still interested in the site, as some sort of flew the coop when the exchange rate went down.

If you are noticing that you aren't earning as much as you thought, it's probably because the exchange rate went down. Watch the number of coins on the left side of your bank display, and not the pennies on the right side. The exchange rate had to be lowered due to AdSense banning Persona Paper, but we are all hoping to see it go back up in a few months. As soon as that happens, the number on the right side of your bank will jump up again emoticon :smile:
There are no requirements to write in order to be considered active on the site, and nobody is getting paid more or less depending on the type of content or how much they write at this point. If and when that changes, it would be announced. If you've been away a while you might want to go through the posts at the top of the front page, as well as others by MaeLou and elitecodex . They announce changes like the fact that we now get paid only for page views on our posts. but PVs pay two coins instead of one. We are also paid one coin for any comment >30 characters that we leave on other users' posts, provided it doesn't violate any rules. So even if you aren't up to posting, you can still earn a little by reading and commenting :)

Platespinner wrote on August 3, 2014, 9:12 PM

Congratulations on earning that first 3 cents, hopefully that is just the beginning of a burgeoning bank account.

Sheilamarie78 wrote on January 3, 2015, 1:26 AM

Enjoy your retirement! It must be a good feeling to finally have time for other things.