Do you used to note down the number of responses or comment you do a day ?

India
November 5, 2012 8:52am CST
I just used to note it down to find out how active I am. Why do you do it ? when do you do it ? I just used to find it at the end of the night after mylotting. I just used to increase the number of responses or comments on each of the day. I always takes it as a challenge Do you used to take it as a challenge ? Share all your experiences and views
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@romzee (938)
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
No. It never cross my mind to take note how many responses or comments I made in a single day. I may be more active in making responses in a single day and not much the other day. It always depend on my mood and the type of topics posted everyday. Sometimes I in the mood of just reading other comments and rarely made any responses. Have a nice evening. Ciao!
• India
6 Nov 12
The activity here in mylot changes from day to day because we have different mood and different situations, which decides how free we are.
• United States
7 Nov 12
Yes, that is true! Monday, I felt was kind of quiet on myLot, but it gave me time to get caught up on some things. Today, it seems like it is a busier day with my chatter on the site. It really just depends upon our moods, and what is going on in our life. Monday was a busy day for me, and I got a lot done. Today, I am like in lazy slow mode here. So, I am enjoying just lying around on the couch and working online and playing on myLot. Truthfully with a migraine headache that is about all I feel up to doing. I can sit in the dark with my Laptop and chat with my friends. I am taking little breaks to try to work on some dishes, but that is not as much fun! Housework is just a party pooper.
@mysdianait (63942)
• Italy
5 Nov 12
No, I don't take note of anything. All I do when I am here is have fun. It is not the number of posts, responses, comments, words, lines, paragraphs, smilies, dots or anything else that counts here. It is our overall quality participation. Do you count how many conversations you make in a day offline too?
• India
5 Nov 12
That is something funny I just used to used to note the responses or counts months before but now I am not doing it but I just used to try be here at most of the times and give my best responses.
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@mysdianait (63942)
• Italy
5 Nov 12
Typing here with our friends is the same as talking with friends offline don't you think? As long as we are having fun and doing our best it will all add up and taking time out to count things will only spoil things
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@ravisivan (14051)
• India
5 Nov 12
probably as a young boy and also in order to be methodical he is taking notes of responses. We are all old so we may not be interested in doing it. i know reply will come from mysd.
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@alberello (4756)
• Italy
5 Nov 12
Well, if you want to know my point of view, I absolutely Mylot not challenge anyone, nor will I accept challenges. I stick very Mylot as a means of gain, as a community where we help each other, exchange opionioni and nothing else. I do not like challenges, I write a discussion, if people respond me ok, it means that it has aroused interest, otherwise, will do equally well.
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• United States
6 Nov 12
I agree with you here albrelee. If we challenge ourself to post my everyday, the result would be we would increase our quantity of posts and decrease the quality of our writing which would completely contradict the purpose of myLot in the first place. The only goal I have is to try to increase myLot activity rating by 5+, which is fairly easy to accompolish each day seeing as that is really only being active in at least 3 discussions. The only reason that I kind of have this goal is because I want to reach the 500 rating so that I can copy and paste. Why you ask, well I'm tired of when glitches happen that I lose my post. I am tired of having to retype comments and responses to discussion questions.
• India
6 Nov 12
Months before I was just taking a challenge to respond to certain number of responses or comments per day and I was not able to complete the challenge on every day. So I felt it as merely a waste and now I just used to do them according to my mood
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@ravisivan (14051)
• India
5 Nov 12
wonderboy yes. it is natural for us to do so in the initial days. are you doing it now also. good. i was doing it in the beginning. not now. i enjoy working here and i do not take it a challenge to complete so many number of responses.
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• India
6 Nov 12
At first i was doing it regularly on each days but now i don't used to do it because i feel that it wastes a lot of time by doing it.
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
6 Nov 12
yes. it is a waste of time only. neither we will get more earning or less earning by doing so.
@jaiho2009 (39084)
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
No, this never came to my mind. I just keep on posting, submitting my response and comment on topics that I can relate with. There was a time that I give myself a time table- I told myself that I should reach my 15k post for a month- and I made it.
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• India
6 Nov 12
Well I don't get you 15K posts ? What does it mean ? Anyway I am glad to know that you had achieved your challenge. I hope you can do the same.
• United States
7 Nov 12
theownderboy, jailho meant that he set himself a time limit for when he wanted to achieve his 15,000 myLot rating. If you take a look at the number in parathesis (okay that is it we really need spell check here on myLot - I hate misspelling words ),you will notice that his myLot rating is well over 15,000. jailho, that is quite an accompolishment! Right now, I am just shooting for 500! That is ambitious enough for me. (LOL) I do not have a time frame for the accompolishment. I just try to increase my myLot rating by five points each day. Most day, I am able to do this, so I know eventually I will get to 500. I am at 300+ so I am more than half way there. It is all down hill from here right? LOL!
@jaiho2009 (39084)
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
@ arieanna, Thanks for the assistance here my dear You are right- my number was 14,000+ and I told myself that I must reach 15k within a month. So I challenge myself and I won. I want to do the same challenge again and reach 16k before the end of this month....who knows maybe I can make it again
@Trensue (5268)
• United States
5 Nov 12
Nope, this is a drop by for me. If I see something come through my email I may stop for a moment. Honestly I think I am way too opinionated for this site! Or at least that is what some people have shared. So do you use little tick marks or what?
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• India
5 Nov 12
I just used to go to the responded section and see the responses and comments I do on a day. It takes a little more time to see the total responses and comments but yet I do it to see my participation
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@Trensue (5268)
• United States
5 Nov 12
Well there you have it. It is important to know the ins and outs of the system.
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• United States
7 Nov 12
Why ruin the fun of participation by keeping track of how many posts we make in a day anyways? Why do you feel so compelled to keep track of the amount that you participate? I mean myLot already does this for us automatically, and it reports it back to us the next morning tell us how much we participate by the amount of earnings that we receive.. So, why do you want to complicate your life with keep track of something especially when the site already sums it all up into a quick snap shoot report that we can see by looking at our earnings? I mean this is not college where you get graded on how much you participate. When I took online courses with the University of Phoenix we were required to post so many responses and comments on 4 out 7 days to get the participation points for our grades. In addition, most instructors would mark them with either little green S meaning that the post was satisfactory or red U meaning the post was unsatisfactory.. In that context, it made sense to keep track of your participation because it was a requirement, and your grades counted upon it. Although my last class where the instructor said we had to participate but it was not part of our grades, I completely fluffed it off. I was student teaching at the time, and as I told the instructor why just make busy work for us to do? Here on myLot it is not like that at all. Particiption is all about having fun! The moment that you turn it into keeping track of how much that you do each day on myLot I think you have shifted myLot into work rather than enjoyable fun with your friends!
• United States
5 Nov 12
Actually and honestly, I would do a mental note, but no never wrote down anything on how much I would get done on a daily basis. I would get done what I could each day that I worked the site. See I haven't been working it much either in the last few months because of personal things going on. I do not use mylot as my personal sounding board, I rather keep that to myself. Makes for less hassles later on...lol Anyways, I do not keep track of what I do here. I just do.
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• India
6 Nov 12
I feel this is the best way of mylotting. Unawareness of such things (I mean about the number of responses or comments per day) just makes ourselves to enjoy mylotting and I am quite good to say that I am enjoying the beauty of mylot at it's best.
• United States
7 Nov 12
the wonderboy, glad to hear that you are enjoying the myLot site so much in all its wonderful glorly. Youreyes, yes I think in some way we all make a mental note of how much participation that we did on myLot. Then, once we see our earnings the next day depending upon our goals we make a mental note to either try to increase our participation or maintain about the same amount of participation on the site. For me earnings below .25 for the day sparks me to strive to increase my earnings, and so far their is only been one day this month so far that happened. So, I just keep doing what I have been doing enjoying the site, participating, having fun being myself, and watching my earnings increase everyday. Well, it is working as I am less than $1 away from reaching the myLot minimum for payout for the first time. When I left the site a couple years back after some rather disappointing earnings, I never thought it was possible to make the minimum amount in a month's time. As I came back on the 13th of October, and I am almost there I am starting to believe it is definitely possible to do it in a months time period. If you are really participating on a regular basis on the site. I understand that not everyone has that much time, but we all participate when we get the opportunity to do so on the myLot site.
@dodo19 (26658)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
5 Nov 12
It's not something that I've ever done. I don't write down or note the number of responses that I've done in a day. I would sometimes try to write a certain number of responses a day, but I wouldn't necessarily write down how many I had written in a day.
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• India
6 Nov 12
I would ask not to do so because it will waste your precious time and I would ask you to spent that time for something else
• United States
7 Nov 12
Instead turn that time into something useful like participating in a few more myLot discussions.
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
Actually, no. But this is a good tactic for monitoring how much you have done here in myLot. I base my activities on how much I would earn the next day and I heard the earnings are not really based on how many comments you have made but in over all participation. Oh well, let's just keep earning and enjoy it. Happy myLotting
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• India
6 Nov 12
Now a days I just keep most of the time over here and I just used to be active here. Now a days i just used to spent the time for finding the number of responses or comments for responding to the discussions and I enjoy my time a lot
• United States
7 Nov 12
Yes, the earnings are all about participation, so it is really pointless to keep track because that will not help you to figure out how much you really participated on the site. Plus, I think the idea of keeping track defeats the whole concept of participation. This is because if you are trying to knock out a certain number of response and comments each day; then you are going to feel rushed which means you are probably not doing that much reading. Then, how can you post quality information if you have not read the posts or add meaningful content to the discussion. Personally, I do not think the concept of quantity belongs here in myLot espcially if you read the myLot guidelines.
@ellyse2003 (1465)
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
Hi, thanks for sharing this. Well, me? I don't record how many responses or discussions I have in a day, I only enjoy myself posting and of course reading discussions in this site. It helps me to learn more about other people's views and stories about their lives. Posting here is not challenge at all, it's our own opinion, earning from here is just part of the website's program for the people to be more active. But, I can say it's exciting to be here. You can be free and you can be true to yourself, you don't have to hide anything from the people who understands you. You earn here from time to time, you reach out to other people who needs help and you can talk to all who's very far from your place.
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• India
6 Nov 12
Yes mylot is totally free This is the one of the reason why I am here. Anyway I am quite sure that I am enjoying my hours which I spent over here. Happy Mylotting
• United States
7 Nov 12
I agree participating in myLot is no challenge. Tearing yourself away from the site, now that is challenging. I love it here! There are times especially if I am in a great discussion that I truly do not want to leave the site! Sometimes, I even use myLot to motivate myself to go do those pesky unwanted chores like wash the dishes. So, I will work a little here in myLot go do a sink full of dishes. Then, my task is done, and I reward myself by giving myself some more time to answer discussion on myLot! You bring up a good point here about reading those wonderful posts of fellow members. Interesting how these discussion mentioned keeping track of how many responses and comments that you make, but it somehow left out the most important part to participting here on myLot, which is reading others posts. I mean how can you even begin to think of participating on myLot, post a response, or comment without first reading what others have written so far in the conversation. What's more, this is one of the very basic guidelines of myLot that you are supposed to read what other wrote. It is not about merely writing to get paid. It is all about participating in discussions through both reading and writing. It is a two way street here in myLot, and you need to be willing to partake in both activities. I do not keep track of how many posts that I make here on myLot. I think for me that would defeat the fun of it. It would also slow me down, whichmeans I would have less time to read all these great posts, and to respond to them.. I think that is what makes myLot fun participating in the conversation. Adding comments to the discussion with the desire to keep the conversation going. It makes the site lively and fun. Plus, you learn so many interesting things, and truly get to know the members here on the site.
• India
5 Nov 12
Hi friend, good to hear that you are counting your mylot activities to know about the progress, i never counted as well as noted down my day today mylot activities. But there is nothing wrong in noting them, we will know about our activeness using this kind of activity
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• India
6 Nov 12
Each of them have their own way and style of mylotting and i feel this counting as my style or my way. Do you having anything such styles which is adopted over here?
• United States
7 Nov 12
I do not keep track of how many responses or comments that I post. I will sometimes jot down notes about how many discussions that I have participated in for the day, but that is it. More it is for motivational purposes more than wanting to know how much I have participated for the day.
@5mahi05 (667)
• India
5 Nov 12
I used to keep track of that everyday for a week or so when I really want to make some serious money on mylot. I used to keep targets for myself so that I should atleast make this much earnings for a day or so. But once I started enjoying my time on mylot, no I don't anymore keep track of any such thing. I don't get that much time to spend here on mylot and the time that I get here, I just enjoy mylot here.
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• India
6 Nov 12
Months before I had a realization that mylot is just for having fun and it was the day I was totally enjoying my days over here. I really love mylot and it's good friendly users
• United States
7 Nov 12
Psst, can you keep a secret? I am just joking! I think the secret to myLot is to just have fun and forget about the earnings! I mean it because as soon as you start having fun you will get so caught up in having fun participating that you will totally forget all about earning money. The next day you will come to the site, and see a pleasant surprise that your earnings rose or even skyrocketed past the amount that you thought you could earn in a day! You will feel motivated to do it all again. Then, you will have so much fun enjoying both the great discussions and seeing your earnings increase each day on the site.
@silentwill (1686)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
No, I don't see a point in doing so. It will only eat on the time I can spend participating in discussions and sometimes I'm very busy that the time I allot to myLot doesn't seem enough.
• India
6 Nov 12
It will really eat our precious time and I am glad to know that you are well awared of that Anyway enjoy those good hours which you spent over here Happy Mylotting
• United States
7 Nov 12
Yes, you are both right. As I strive to become better at time management one thing that I am realizing is lists help for some things. I mean some lists really do help us to be organized and less overwhelmed, but if we wrote down every little thing that would not be a good use of our time either. It is all about realizing what items we need to keep track of in life so we can be more productive; then letting go of the others and / or delegating. I delegate myLot to keep track of how much that I participate, which they do such a great job of reporting to me through my earnings that I receive the next day. I only wish the report came out early especially now as it has shifted to being one hour later. I do love the bonus hour that I get to participate before the time switches to the next day, but now that means I have to wait one more hour to see how much I earned. I am not sure if they have daylight savings time all over the world, but in the United States we have it. Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states that do not change time. We just have to adjust to everyone else changing, but our time remains constant.
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
I use lists at work to keep track of the reports I need to finish and their deadlines. As for myLot I am not very conscious of my daily participation. If I see a lot of discussions and I have the time, I will respond. But if the discussions do not interest me or I can't relate and have no way to contribute, I don't push it even if I have the time. I figure new discussions would eventually be created that I'll have something meaningful to contribute on. In the Philippines, there was a time that they tried following the Daylight Savings Time. Either I wasn't born yet or aasn't old enough to remember. But now we don't follow it anymore.
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
I try to respond to as much discussions as I can in a day.I am not a hypocrite to deny that I also want to earn here as much as I can. But some days really are not that great. There are few discussions that I would be responding and so I just respond to a few on those days. I couldn't keep track of the number of comments I make.
• India
6 Nov 12
I just used to spent my good time over here even when I am busy, if I see a lot good interesting discussions. I just enjoy a good time over here
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
Same here! I could be really be stuck in bed doing Mylot as long as there are topics that I am interested in. Sometimes, it really could last about 8 hours in a day! Well, that happens if there are nothing that needs my immediate attention!
• United States
7 Nov 12
jenny, I agree that a big reason that a lot of us our here is to earn some extra money, but we have all learned to kind of put that on the back burner while we are participating on the site. I mean that it is not what we are thinking about when we are reading and responding. We are thinking that we enjoy being on the site. Now, the next morning we definitely all want to rush to see how much we earned from our previous day's work here on myLot. It is only natural. Yes, I agree with you it is easy to spend tons of hours on the myLot site especially if there are great discussion. I tend to leave the laptop on the couch when I go to bed, so I would not know about being stuck in bed, and doing myLot. Although I once had this online interactive class that we had one Saturday morning at 8am, I knew the format of the class well the instructer would lecture for the first 100 minutes of the class the last 15 - 20 minutes we were expected to participate in discussions via microphone on the computer. Well, I got up a few minutes before 8am logged into the class on the computer that was in the bedroom at the time (I did not have a laptop just a PC back then) and went back to lay sleeply in bed. I was half asleep listening to the lecture. Then, I got up a little bit before the part where I knew we were expected to participate.
@rusty2rusty (6751)
• Defiance, Ohio
7 Nov 12
No, I have never noted how many comments and such I have made in a day or night. However, when I was on MyLot daily I would write down the amount of my earnings to see how they went up or down. Depending on if the post I commented on was deleted or not.
• India
7 Nov 12
I hope you are doing a good job over here in mylot. Anyway keep going with it and it can bring your day a good and pleasant one. Happy Mylotting
• Defiance, Ohio
7 Nov 12
Thank you very much. I plan on posting or at least commenting alot more on Mylot. I still get emails when my friends on here create a post. So, I always pop in.
@Shavkat (42859)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
For me, I don't take time of checking the numbers. Since you suggested I will try to check the figures every time I participated in this site. Thanks
• India
6 Nov 12
I would ask you not do it because it will will make you to loose your precious as well as your valuable time. Doing such a thing will not give you anything. I was not aware about it months before but now I am
• United States
7 Nov 12
I think especially if you are really an active participant on myLot that would drive you crazy to keep track of your posts. Why do something that myLot is already doing for us? I mean as far as how much participation we do all we need to look at is our earnings. Also, you can check your profile page to see some of your stats too! Really, there is no need to waste time accounting for every little thing that we do here in myLot.
@youless (84737)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Nov 12
In fact I have a goal here. That's I want to be the one who has posted the most in Mylot. This is why I try to be active to post here everyday However, normally I don't pay much attention to the number of responses or comments because it may be disappointing for me since they are not so many anyway
• United States
6 Nov 12
youless, than by all means feel free to give Hatley a run for his money. After all, I think he has the highest myLot activity rating that I have seen on the site. That does not mean that you cannot still out rank him in the number of posts. Good luck with your goal of being the most active myLot participant on the site. You know it would be fun if myLot would post a list of the top 10 active members each month. Well a little more myLotting; then I will be headed for some inactivity to get some rest.
• India
6 Nov 12
Hey youless , That is something different challenge Anyway try do at least single discussion a day and I hope you will be able to do it. make sure that you enjoy the time you are here.
@akp100 (13163)
• India
6 Nov 12
Hi Wonderbody Nope I don't used to count any kind of number here now. In starting when I joined mylot, may be I was thinking about those numbers , but now I just come here for fun + earning, no need to care about any kind of number. When I enjoy the mylot with friends without taking care of anything, earning automatically increase.
• India
6 Nov 12
It will surely increase if you do your good over here. Anyway keep going with those good and it will help you to get what you need Happy Mylotting
• United States
7 Nov 12
For me, only three numbers in myLot count! 1. My myLot earnings that are displayed at the top of the page. I think we can all agree this an important number. 2. My reputation rating. I like seeing it there it makes me feel good. It would make me feel even better if it went back up to 9 not sure what happened, but I here it tends to fluctuate. I am confident it will go back up in the future, so I am really not that worried about it. 3. My myLot rating number. I am striving for reaching 500, so I can copy and paste. With all the myLot little glitches and web browser glitches that happen. I must admit that I am kind of anxious to reach this milestone, so that when glitches happen I will not have to retype the enter post. Otherwise, if I really want to look at some of my status I can check my profile page, so there is no need to keep track. The only thing that I would like would be if on our earning page if myLot would list our average earnings. Sometimes, I am just currious aboout this number. Yes, it is simple to calculate, but it would just be a nice feature. Speaking of the earnings page, does anyone know what the rewards column in the earning pertain to as far as the various features on the site? It is the only one that I do not understand, so if anyone knows please tell me. Thank you so much.
@arunr175 (1680)
• India
6 Nov 12
I don't count the responses or activity I give in mylot, I just try to find good discussion to response till some other work comes up ...
• India
6 Nov 12
I think this is the best way Anyway keep doing Happy Mylotting
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• United States
7 Nov 12
I do agree that it is all about finding good discussion. That is why I like getting the myLot digest. I generally find at least 1 - 2 really good discussions listed in there that I want to respond to like this discussion here. I also get notifications of discussions that my friends have started, and I will sift through those notifications. I am getting a lot better at deciding which ones interest me, and deleting the notifications of discussiongs that I am not interested in participating. This has helped me to focus, and be able to keep my inbox a little more organized so I can be more productive.
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@Hatley (152289)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Nov 12
hi thewonderboy yes when I was new and stupid I was all gungho and made so many posts and so little money and just got a headache.I did not have fun. so I saw Diana suggesed not counting posts but slow down do quality posts and enjoy participating and having fun and you w ill start really making earnings. I did. quality mylot wants not a quantity or s.h.i.t.ty posts. I also made good earnings and enjoyed doing it and having fun.I kibitzed and commented all over the place and earned more and more.the challenge for me is seeing my earnings rise and improve and seeing all the friends I made.
• India
6 Nov 12
You are right Mylot looks for quality and this is what I am trying to do over here. I just put my best and efforts for responding as well as for commenting I don't mean that I was not giving an average responses in the past. I was always doing my best
• United States
7 Nov 12
Well Hatley, I am glad to hear it is a rookie mistake. I recall the days when I first started here. I tried to make money with the site, but ended up leaving in frustration because it just did not seem possible to earn on myLot. Recently, I decided to come back and give myLot another try. I am glad that I returned. I read some of the discussion on myLot interest tab, and they really helped me to understand that it is all about participation, and how to be more active here on the site. Once, I realized that my earnings started to soar, and on a couple days they have soared right through the roof. Honestly, i was pretty shocked a few days ago when my earnings for participating one day were well over one dollar. I I mean, I had read that this was possible, but until it happened it was very hard to believe that you could make this much per day just from participating on the website. Now, I am closing in on reaching the minimum for payout for the first time ever hear on myLot, so I am pretty ecstatic about both the myLot site and the earnings!