my Peeves

United States
July 16, 2011 12:32pm CST
LOL...I'm such a "drama" queen. In a healthy way though, hahahahaha ;) I can always tell when someone hasn't really read my post. They do a quick skim and pull out a piece of what I typed and then respond, lol. This is weird to me. It's like how can you give a true valuable answer if you didn't really read what was written? I can speak on this because I too use to do it. I realized this is more damaging in a way. I have become a person who reads the fine print now. I have to say, my Lot has been more than just a place to earn some extra money. I really do enjoy the convo's...Lol They have come at a time in my life that is very important. I am transitioning into the woman I have always knew I could be. So I guess I want to just say, "Read The Fine Print"... It's much more rewarding to know the story before responding. Some of us actually come here to gain the insight of others...
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8 responses
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
I agree. I once posted a discussion here and one member threatened me of reporting it to the admin saying that i'm making a mockery of the moderators and i'm saying bad things about them! How could that be? I was actually talking about other moderators in the site and their qualifications to be one. There was this kind member though who sent me a private message and told me to take a look at that one since the other person has totally misunderstood me.
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• United States
18 Jul 11
Isn't that just a thorn in the butt? I had it happen to me again today. Someone posted a response on a topic and it made no sense whatsoever. I was a little pissed to say the least because the topic of discussion was one that meant something to me. I just don't give replies like this much attention. Some people just don't get the my Lot concept I suppose or they don't care. Just something for them to do to make a couple extra pennies.
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
Yes it is. I too don't bother responding back to those nonsense. I just don't give them a positive rating. It's so sad sometimes that some are just here for money and are not even sensitive to the feelings of the person who started the discussion.
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• United States
18 Jul 11
I have to be honest. I am here for the money, but I find this a great way to spend my time earning the money. I love to read and write, so this works for me. This is why I take the time to read the discussions and reply with valuable answers. It's make it much better in my opinion. I believe in the power of giving. This is way to give and receive. We all can work together here. It's not all about the money. If you add value to the conversation you will make the money anyway. You understand what I mean right?
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@manleyjoe (1599)
• United States
18 Jul 11
I think we are most of us guilty of doing this at some point in our MyLot career. I have seen some that responded after only reading the topic title. I am reminded of one a few weeks back who responded to a topic that the title talked of "getting it" this respondent came back and said she loved S ex and would get it several times per week. The discussion was about getting the last word in a discussion. We all thought it was kinda funny and the one that started the discussion told this person that she should read the discussion before responding so as not to appear stupid. Not them words but similar.
@manleyjoe (1599)
• United States
20 Jul 11
I know that, I noticed that when I got busy and started to make comment on peoples topics my earnings increased form a cent or two a week to several a day. But better yet is the things I am learning by interacting with folks.
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• United States
20 Jul 11
Exactly. This is what I am saying. Learning to build meaningful and formidable relationships. Giving each other a chance. Actually reading a topic and giving it a thought process. I too have went from a few cents a week to like almost $1 a day. Well, I have been making more than $.50 each day. I had a few days where it was like .70, but my best day so far has been $1.18 which is good. Today is $2 day for sure. I missed yesterday so there are lots of conversations and responses in my inbox. I love this!!
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@alberello (4755)
• Italy
20 Jul 11
Well my friend. You have to know that i ever read all the message before answere, though I am Italian I have to use the translator to understand what a person wants to understand. However, if I can I try to help others
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• United States
20 Jul 11
Alberello, I completely understand. This is very far from those who just read the title or maybe a couple lines and think they understand the conversation enough to respond. Your case is completely different. I am sure there are those who come here to help learn the English language. I mean let's be honest, it is a good way to enhance ones skills and learn new words. It is good that you want to help. Isn't that truly what we are here for?
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• United States
17 Jul 11
I like your thought process. In fact it inspires me to read the fine print more. I wonder what I am missing on the days that I have been tired and just "skimmed" a post?
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• United States
17 Jul 11
I'm smiling profusely, lol. I think you are probably missing some very juicy conversations. I have been apart of some topics that got deep. I would say probably a little of the fun of this whole thing as well. To me, it has been good to slow down and take the time to read. You know, there are more topics within the conversations if you take the time to read them thoroughly which increases earnings :)
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@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
16 Jul 11
I will admit to falling for this early on in my mylot career. I still admit to not reading everyone's responses or the responses to responses. If I see people i am familiar with and know that they respond coherently I will pause to read.
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• United States
17 Jul 11
Ahhh I see. I guess the things that gets me is, you have people that will respond to a post, but they are just merely responding without having read it to know what you are talking about so a beneficial response can be made. To me this kind of defeats the purpose. I suspect its because people are so hurried nowadays. "Oh I have to do this" or "I have to do that"...it's get as much done in as little time as possible. I forgot the art of taking the time to do things. I actually read a post before I respond. I may not read all the responses, but I do read the initial post. I may skim the topic if its something that interests me. I have found in just a few days time that reading the posts and giving a reply that is worthy is far more valuable and actually increases my response rate. This made me start taking even more time to read before I respond. Especially with my posts. I read every comment. I respond with my true hearts answer. I think it is better this way. People can really get to know you when you speak from your heart. Don't you think so?
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@gdesjardin (1938)
• United States
21 Jul 11
I think a lot of us are guilty of starting out on MyLot for the money, however, we stay for the friends we meet here. I have been on MyLot for a several years now, and have come and gone as life sometimes gets hectic. I have to admit where I do read the discussion, I don't often read all of the answers. I usually skim through as I guess I just don't have the time to read all of the answers. Unfortunately, I have missed out on some really good conversations that way, but I have to allow my life to come first. I have a house full of teenagers and I am forever running them here and there (two of them don't drive yet). Plus then works keeps me busy during the season, as well as elderly parents. Not that I am trying to make excuses, but I think sometimes you just don't have enough hours in the day to read all the posts on all the discussions. Sometimes I wish I had more hours in the day...or required a lot less sleep at night..LOL. Have a great day.
• United States
25 Jul 11
I have to say, as I read this response I remember this being my life! Yikes! I was totally neglecting my kids, by being so involved in the process. Now, I have learned to take things as I get it. I may not be able to do as much as I would like to some days. I started giving myself a schedule. I have certain days that are all about me and what I want to do. That's it. I don't obsess over not being able to complete a task anymore. As long as I'm alive, I'll get a chance to do it. So I just do what I can and enjoy the ride as I do. You know what I mean?
@inertia4 (27395)
• United States
21 Jul 11
I agree. I used to skim through things when I was young just to get them done or out of the way. Now, I find it important to understand what I am responding to. Basically, when I find a post that interests me, I read it all the way and sometimes read some of the responses. Then I respond. There are times that I read a post and write a quick response, but I do read it all the way. It's like speaking, you must let the other person finish speaking before you respond.
• United States
21 Jul 11
Shameful I already gave someone best response on this topic. I truly like this answer. It just makes sense. I like how you equaled it to allowing the other person to finish speaking. Brilliant! I have taken the time to slow down and read more, and like you I even go through some of the other posts. I have to say, it has made the my Lot experience a lot more interesting and fun for me. I have totally starting making this like a part time job. I find myself having to force closing out and working on something else. If I could make enough to pay my bills here, I would be here all day, :)
@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
23 Jul 11
I sometimes have a problem in this area. I might read an article and be motivated to respond to one of the points raised. I might respond to that point but not the discussion as a whole. For instance someone will post a discussion giving their own experiences and asking for responses from people who have had similar experiences. I will respond to the authors experiences alone if I don't have any of my own to share. This might seem to some as if I have not read the discussion entirely.