Hi - my name is Misty and I am addicted to mylot.... Who else can say the same?

September 1, 2009 9:54am CST
I only started posting on mylot a little over a week ago - but I have rapidly become addicted. Being on vacation currently has helped! But it is the first thing I do in the morning and the last thing I do at night... Also my day is punctuated by trips to the laptop to see how things on mylot are going! It is the friendly nature of the people here and the helpfulness that has fed this addiction.... So who else out there needs to say the line "Hi my name is xxx and I am addicted to mylot"??? Or is there something else that takes precedence?
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@Humbug25 (12551)
1 Sep 09
Hey there MistyWood I too felt the same when I first started in myLot but recently took a much needed break away from it, a good couple of months actually. I am sure that in a years time or so the novelty will have worn off a bit but I am not promising anything!! Maybe you should start a new group, MA - MyLot Anonymous!! Happy mylotting and I am glad you are enjoying it so much!
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1 Sep 09
Hi Humbug And thank you for joining us... I love the idea of "MA - mylot anon".... but then some people have their real names as user id's, or pics of themselves on their profiles so it couldn't always be anon... which is why I went for addicts (I was going to go for anon to start with...) I am going to have to have an enforced break as of Thursday as I am back at work :o( booo hiss!!! So do you have any advice for the newly addicted?
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@Humbug25 (12551)
1 Sep 09
Advice for addicts? Hmm let me think:- "Just walk away, don't look back and just walk" Seriously though, give yourself a break now and again like you say, not much else can be done. You are lucky that you have work which forces you to have that break. Whilst you are at work it will give you time to think of some good original discussions to start once you are back home. Another tip is that if you do think of discussion topics write them down as soon as possible even if you think you will remember them because you won't, believe me!! haha
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1 Sep 09
I like the idea of writing down the discussions - I shall have to take a note pad with me to work to write things down - because I will certainly forget them as I have a mind like a sieve! Work will force me to take a break it might be painful - but I can do it... I can ... I can.... Well I hope I can.... you will know by the end of Thursday.... Any support you can give me will be most welcome....
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@dpk262006 (56104)
• Delhi, India
1 Sep 09
Hi Misty! I see some of the mylotters have stood up to say that they are addicted to mylot. You may also count me on the list and I'll raise my hand, as kids do in the class, "me too Madam".........LOL! I have been here for pretty long time and I happen to be amongst the all time top 100 users. I feel that every day is a memorable experience of me on mylot and I get to learn many new things here,which otherwise, I might haven't learnt in my life. Happy part of my journey on mylot is that I made so many wonderful and nice friends and they have become integral part of my life. When I was not on mylot, I never the joy of interacting with on-line friends through such forum(s). I hope my journey would continue here and I'll add many more good friends in my list. It is such a great fun to see and find so many discussion, where I feel that I can share my views and can know about others. dpk
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@dpk262006 (56104)
• Delhi, India
1 Sep 09
Pl. read 'for me', instead of 'of me' in the 5th line Pl. read, 'I never knew the joy.....', in the 6th line In the last but one line, pl. read 'discussions', instead of 'discussion', errors are regretted.
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
1 Sep 09
Hiccups or age causing those errors I wonder?
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@dpk262006 (56104)
• Delhi, India
1 Sep 09
Hi mys- It appears you follow me very closely. You may say so that hiccups are causing errors.......LOL! To be honest, when I type, I type at pretty fast speed and sometimes the coordination between mind/thoughts and typewriting does not match and the end result is these kind of silly errors, which I feel bad, when I read the post again. Hope you understand.
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@voldrox (7205)
• India
1 Sep 09
Hey Misty... I have to admit I am reely reely addicted to Mylot . . . I will keep on going I guess, I am just a student now and lets see if I get older and manage to stay here with all of you wonderful people..... my pleasure meeting all of you! . . . "oh! my name is Voldrox and i am very much addicted to mylot."
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
1 Sep 09
I saw you stand up and wink at Lamb up ^ there
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@voldrox (7205)
• India
1 Sep 09
well lamb was seated at the first row when he stood up and said so i couldn't help myself, where were you seated? i couldn't see you .......
1 Sep 09
Hey Voldrox! I saw you in the front row... eager and keen there.... clearly a student... but not a student of mylot... I think you have clearly reached degree level here! It's great to meet you as well - I hope you continue to have fun on here... I certainly am... Any advice for me on the withdrawl features?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Cute Discussion, Misty. Hi, my name is JO & i am addicted to mylot. I feel like i just joined a/a, lol.
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1 Sep 09
LOL thanks Jo... It isn't a/a it is the "mylot" addicts maybe the mla's that seems to work.... Hi my name is Misty and I am an "mla"... doesn't sound too bad now does it? It doesn't make it sound like I spend ages online posting.... So Jo... what first addicted you to mylot?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
1 Sep 09
I had alot of spare time when i had to quit work & a friend of a friend told me about mylot. I have really enjoyed meeting all the nice people on here that i have, It helps me pass away alot of time. Have a good night.
2 Sep 09
Thanks hunny.... I stumbled on mylot by accident and I am really glad that I did - the people on here are great and you are all rapidly beginning to mean a lot to me... my mylot family :o)
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@jwfarrimond (4474)
1 Sep 09
Addicted?? I suppose so.. I've been here for about 3 years and though I don't post all that much, I'm usually on here every day, browsing and reading posts and sometimes responding to those that interest me. So yes, (waves hand in air) there's another addict here.
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1 Sep 09
Hi - waves back! 3 years - you are doing well.... I haven't been on 3 minutes in comparison... I do spend more time browing than replying - but I am now getting the hang of discussions and replying and so on... I am also beginning to understand which discussions get responses and which don't... But I could still do with some help on this one... Any suggestions?
2 Sep 09
I'm the wrong one to ask. My discussions are hopeless - I rarely get more than 6 or 7 replies. Given your response to this one, I think that's its me who should be asking you for advice
2 Sep 09
Had a few like that sunk without trace....
@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
2 Sep 09
you can say that again my friend. i am only a 5 month old member of mylot community and all i can say is that "hey!!! i sure am addicted to mylotting and it feels good" lol!!! when i first came here i am so helpless and then the seniors came and helped me in so many ways i cannot imagine... and now i am helping out as well... specially to newbies who need all the help they can get as well... jhelai
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• Philippines
2 Sep 09
whew!!! i am late as ever... would they ever give up mylot.. no way!!! they are always here and on the first rank that is... hope i could see them too in my discussions... they are not that so top in the rank there... where could they be on that time of the day? jhelai
2 Sep 09
Hey Jhelai! Thanks for popping on by - you are one of the people who has helped feed my addiction beacuse as you say it feels good! You have helped me loads - and without your help and that of others I would not have felt as at home as I do on here! So thank you for your help and support long may our discussions continue! And - yes I am going to be using a notebook to write stuff down when I am at work,... that is another idea I got from you :o)
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• Philippines
2 Sep 09
oh gracious!!! that is too much of a compliment there. that brings blushes all ove my body!!! and we are always glad to be helping new ones out specially those people who are still new with mylot community. giving out the best we could and glad that you did shine with us all jhelai
• China
1 Sep 09
hi,Misty,your situation is very similar with mine,I just started posting on mylot a week ago,but I addicted it soon,I have to stop it untill I feel my arms numb for the long time typing.It is so interesting and exciting after others respond my discussion,such as the dialogue between us though there is difference between us.my dear friend,enjoy staying here,good luck!
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1 Sep 09
Hi Monica - and thank you for joining the discussion... I am glad to see that I am not the only recent joiner who has rapidly become addicted! It is very easy to do isn't it??? It is very interesting on here - you get to read so many different opinions, many of which I would never have had the opportunity to hear/see without mylot... Which part of mylot do you think you would miss the most if you couldn't be online for a while?
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• China
1 Sep 09
certainly the responses about my discussion from others,especially so many responses appeared rapidly.what about you then?
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1 Sep 09
True it will be the lack of discussions that will get to me... I will have to write down my ideas ready for posting when I get home... I hope that I can have some stimulating conversation with people at work to help me with the withdrawl symptoms!
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
1 Sep 09
Hi Mistywood, I have been addicted since the day I joined mylot 3 years ago. I wish I can get rid of this addiction. I think I need to go under rehabilitation to bring me out of here so I can have more fun outside in the real world.
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1 Sep 09
Hi Zandi - nice to meet you! Does this mean that there is no hope for me as I have been addicted to mylot since joining little over a week ago??? I enjoy the conversation the frank discussions - lacking in work now! So these rehabilitation centres? Where are they.... or is that what mylot addicts refer to work as??? I will miss the discussions on here, you can get them in the real workd for sure, but I often feel that the openness that you get on here is then missing. I think that the anonymity of mylot provides good discussions... plus you get views from around the globe... not something you can do in real life? Or can you.... any thoughts?
@kmaram (2535)
• Philippines
1 Sep 09
hi there, well my name is Mona and I am addicted to mylot hehhe, since i came back here last June i always online. There are days that i am really tired but still open my account see if theres members who response to my discussion. Its really addicting when you are here in mylot I really love the site and helps me a lot especially my english language. Keep on mylotting
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1 Sep 09
Welcome Mona and thank you for joining us... I can see why an addiction to mylot grew rapidly for you - I understand that it is good for developing your use of the english language (difficult as english maybe and I am a native speaker!) I always want to see who has repsonded to me and what they have said - I think that is the most addicting part... If no one responded I would get bored pretty soon... please don't stop responding mylotters! Any advice for the newbies on here? How to avoid addiction maybe?
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
1 Sep 09
Hi there Misty! Me too though I can't stand up because I'm at work and I don't want to be noticed They know I'm here, well my bosses do, but the guests might think I have a lot of correspondence to catch up with. I'm here for breakfast which is when those on the others ide of the pond are sleewping and I can catch up. Then I'm on and off until I leave for work and then, yes you guessed, I'm more or less on all the time from there too, dependiong on what I have to do. I joined over two years ago and except for a break of six weeks last year due to an offline matter, I have always been here since. Home on line for me is here now and I can't see me moving anywhere else ever. I knew you would become addicted as soon as I first swa you chatting away with us all in your first posts So happy that you are having fun too!
@dpk262006 (56104)
• Delhi, India
1 Sep 09
It appears a gathering of 'addicts' here
1 Sep 09
I wonder what a gathering of addicts is called??? So.... mysd you spotted my addict tendancies before I did and you didn't let on! Phew! I could have missed out if you had ;o) It must be nice to have a job where you can spend time on here as well... sounds good to me... (But if you believe the hype teachers only work 9am - 3pm!!! grrrr.... when I find who started that rumour.... let them walk a week in my shoes!) I enjoy the conversations that I have with you all, and the fact that I am talking to people in other countried really has an effect on the way the discussions go... Do you find that nationality and gender of responder have an effect on the conversations??
@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
1 Sep 09
If I had told you what we have achieved? Nothing because you just mught have over-reacted and left. So I didn't say anything so that you would stay and realise all by yourself - when it was too late to do anything about it lol I find that I change the way I say things when I am responding to a discussion by a user who does not speak English as their first language. I consciously try and make things clearer so that they will undestand first time round - and feel 'wanred' too.
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
2 Sep 09
i was addicted to mylot when i first started into it over 3 years ago but now i just dont have the time to spend that much time on here. i do like it and the $10 at the end of the month also helps but i am lucky if i make payout every few months these days.
2 Sep 09
Hi Cher! Does that mean there is hope for me yet? I won't have that much time to spend on here much longer due to huge work ccommitments.. In fact they are taking the last day of my holiday off me as well :o( Why does life have to interfere with mylot???
@littleowl (7157)
4 Sep 09
You will never lose the addiction hun, but my life is interrupted during the day doing so many different things yet the eveining is the best for me to come here or if ppossible in the afternoon, yes it may take longer too get paid but if you look at the task bar at the top of your page then do one of them it does add up..but unfortunately yes real life does interfer, otherwise I would be here all day! lol..LoLo
@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
2 Sep 09
Well i used to be addicted to mylot but now i only come here as and when i am free but it seems like mylot is doing really well.
2 Sep 09
So Sir bobby - how did you break the addiction? Is there any advice that you can give us as a recovering mylot addict??? Are there help groups out there? Is it just a case of going "cold turkey"??? Please help!
• Philippines
2 Sep 09
uhm..where not supposed to disclose any personal information such as names, so that celebrities in mylot will not expoooosed.. I was once called the "GREENEAGLE" and i have been here before. i had this addiction last year and i got to know a lot of people. but times have change, it's not the same mylot people that you used to hang out with. but am truly glad that the oldies are still here. I hope you stick around for a long long time..because you're gonna get more addicted.Have a great day
2 Sep 09
Well I am not a celebrity and I am NOT exposing myself!!!! Gawd forbid!!! I'm going to get more addicted.... NO NO NO..... please help me :o) So am I more addicted in that I am thinking of way that I can keep mylotting at work, while not actually being on here? Writing down ideas for discussions and so on in a notebook!!! I think I might be.... Just out of interest why did you leave and come back?
• United States
2 Sep 09
*stands up* Hi...(nervous twitch...) I...I'm Ruth (otherwise known as EnglishTeaDuck) and I am...gulp....I am addicted to Mylot. I joined last week. It started slowly, but then I started to enjoy discussions, I met some cool people ....gosh darn it, I saw my earnings creep up a little! I realised I had a problem when....(takes deep breath, lets it out slowly)...I went over $1 and got very excited. I am a nocturnal Mylotter - most nights I was up til 1 or two anyway, I'm just one of those night owl types....so I justify my addiction by saying if I am going to ramble on the computer anyway, I may as well do it on a site that pays! But I am also unemployed right now, got laid off, so I have a bit of time during the day (when I get too annoyed with the job hunting!) too. Whew....feels good to get it out....thanks for listening. Keep coming back. Don't stop til the miracle happens. Or at least the payout. '0)))
2 Sep 09
Hi EnglishTeaDuck! (Love the name) You joined last week and you are already on 150... how do you do it... I have yet to breach the 100 mark!!! I would love to be anightowl, but as I am in work at 7am I have to be up by 6am... and as you can imagine that means early nights! So... advice how do you get your number up so quickly??? I am also a rambling typist and I agree why not get paid for something you enjoy???
@gelibean (159)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Hi my name is Geli and I'm addicted to mylot and facebook. I haven't been on mylot that long just a few days and its already the seond thing I do when I get up and the second to last thing I do at night after checking on my facebook friends
2 Sep 09
Hi Geli.... welcome.... I am afraid I can't join you in the facebook addiction - in fact I am rapidly being turned off facebook (as you can see from another of my discussions)... I am happy to see you here on mylot and I hope that we have many discussions in the future! :o)
@dlr297 (5385)
• United States
1 Sep 09
I have only been here for about 8 months, and i am addicted to My Lot. I am here everyday. I do other things when im online, but i always find my self coming back here three or four times a day just to see what is going on. If i can't sleep this is where i find myself.
@rosekiss (30277)
• Eugene, Oregon
1 Sep 09
I would say that in a way I am, as I just can't stay away from here. Thee is somehtibg about mylot htat seems to draw me back here, but then that is really a good thing. I do as much as I can when I am in here, but I don't ush myself to do more than what I can do. Mylot is such a nice place and I am glad that I am a part of it, as I have never regretted my decision to join mylot, and if it weren't for mylot, I would have never heard of the other sites that I am doing as well. Hurray for mylot. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.
1 Sep 09
Thank you Rose,,, I haven't regretted my decision to join here either... though I am not sure that my fiancee might agree - he may well regret that I have joined here! It is a really nice supportive site and I am getting a lot out of the discussions and all the replies that I am recieving - it gives me a really nice warm feeling when I get a new reply. Thank you for replying and I hope you continue to enjoy mylot for ages to come.... ;o)
@Hatley (164671)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Sep 09
hi mistywood love that username I Patsie am also very much addicted to my lot and keep my computer hot as I browse and respond to discussions and make some discussions and make comments, and visit mylot friends. the warmth and friendlyness of people keeps me going and fills my hours I might otherwise' use to mope around doing noting.I am retired and mylot has'beensuch a source of comfort to me.
1 Sep 09
Thanks for the comment on my username... It has a lot of meaning for me ;o) You have made sooo many comments I am honoured that you felt you wanted to comment on mine... I can understand that mylot can be a comfort to you as I get bored and lonely in my hoildays which is when I first started using mylot... Do you have any advice for a newbie... and how am I going to cope with withdrawl on Thursday????
@Archie0 (4669)
1 Sep 09
I think every mylotter here has the same opinion as yours, yes we all are addicted to mylot badly and i am sure like you we all sit here whole day and late night to discuss peoples problems and opinions, i am here because i can talk to lot of people and cannot feel alone, earn some earning and the shop by them this is all so much fun and good.I agree proudly that i am a mylot addict.
1 Sep 09
Well done - it is nice to be proud of your addiction ;o) I also enjoy the discussions and talking to lots of different people - I am finding that the opinions of people from different countries are so very different and I am enjoying finding out about them. The $$ are a small part of this... I actually like the discussions for what they are - even if it wasn't for the money I would still be posting on here.... So what do you spend you mylot earnings on?
@littleowl (7157)
4 Sep 09
Hi Misty, This maybe a little late, but yes I am addicted to mylot and have been for over a year now, not because of the money but because of my friends and the discussions the ones that make you laugh to those that make you cry, to get advice when needed and to do vice versa...so I do agree with you probably with a lot of people that it is very easy to get addicted to mylot!..LoLo