MyLot is my confessional of sorts

United States
April 30, 2013 12:37pm CST
These last few years have been particularly trying for me, and when I need to get something off my chest, vent, or ask for advice, I've come to myLot. I did not see the alert until this morning regarding upcoming changes here. At best, they were vague about when everything would change, except the date of our final payout. I have to say that I'm angry and disappointed. I came to love myLot over the years. I've made countless friends. I cherished my anonymity here because there were things that I just couldn't bring up in a conversation with friends I saw regularly. It was like having a great therapist for free! I'm not sure if I'll like the 'new' myLot-I guess time will tell. MyLot was definitely unique among the paying sites, that's for sure, but now it appears to be accommodating bloggers more than people talking about their lives, or sharing their views in an adult manner. But if any of my friends here are leaving and would like to keep in contact, send me a PM and we'll exchange info.
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9 responses
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Apr 13
hi scorpio babes I am totallu sickened as thats one thing i did not exp ect. sure to mylot admins ten or twentu dollars is funny and chicken feed but to an old lady on scial security and in a retirement llr that money was crucial. You ha velmade one old ladys life jow really miserable so thanks for nothing,
• United States
30 Apr 13
I'm checking out the 'making more money' forums soon-I'm worried because this is my only source of income until I'm approved for disability. For some people like yourself, this is a life line!
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@GardenGerty (101839)
• United States
30 Apr 13
When Gather comes back up it is okay to join. Bubblews pays faster. I am on a site called Sidetick that earns a little and Textbroker is my main source of online earnings. I have not been paid by bubblews but I know a lot of people who have. I am always either Gardengerty or HeatherE.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
No, it isn't going to be accommodating bloggers. I'm not certain what they think that they are achieving with stripping out the earnings program, but it definitely isn't to attract more people to the site (bloggers or otherwise) or to retain those of us who are already here.
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• Calgary, Alberta
30 Apr 13
this place had been my diary of secrets, many people here knows my darkest and deepest secrets that I will never share with family and friends. The question is...will people still bother to read my secrets after all these changes occured? hope that mylot earnng program will stop because of a new and bigger earning program.
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@artemeis (4070)
• China
30 Apr 13
I am both sad and angry with whatever is happening here. I do not like that arrogant announcement and I felt that it totally UNFAIR to give such a short notice about the minimum payout. It is simply disgusting. Animosity aside, I'd like to say that it is nice knowing you and though the time is short I hope to be considered amongst friends of yours. So, do keep in touch.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
I am disappointed in the vague statement they put out this morning. It reminds me of my experience when I was laid off-I was notified at 2 PM (my shift ended at 7 PM) that I would be done the next day; the rest of the second shift were notified prior to starting. I had to wait that evening for someone to come in because I didn't have any way of securing the building. So I've been angry about how we're being treated. I enjoyed our discussions, but without the incentive of earning money, I'm not sure how much I'll be on here. Maybe we'll see one another around.
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@artemeis (4070)
• China
30 Apr 13
Sorry that you have to experience things all over again and at an unexpected place like mylot. I am still recovering from this but since I am at work now, I just try not to think too much. However, I will be scrambling to exchange contacts with people like yourself to stay in touch outside of mylot. So, please do cheer up and check my PM to you.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
Thank you. I did receive your PM, and will do my best to stay in contact. I wonder if we'll ever see a site like myLot again?
@GardenGerty (101839)
• United States
30 Apr 13
Seems it is trying to be a mini facebook. I am sending you a pm but will be gone most of the day. I have suggestions for people who want to earn and one of my friends mentioned that it will be a good place to promote in a non spammy manner your other content online.
@marguicha (100461)
• Chile
30 Apr 13
I`ll PM you my email, Gerty. I`d love to try any site that pays and it is international. Mylot`s anouncement today has been a mayor earthquake.
• United States
30 Apr 13
Yes it does-and myLot is a discussion site, not a social media site. I'll check my messages later-still trying to get through my backlog of email here. Thanks-it's much appreciated.
• Philippines
1 May 13
Also very interested. I'll add you as a friend and PM you. I hate to jump ship but we may just have to do that.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
30 Apr 13
yeah it's going to be so different now. I too have used Mylot to help me with relationship issues, family issues, work and business topics as well. I guess things are going to be so different now... I wonder how many will stay after the change
• United States
30 Apr 13
I might because myLot is a hell of a lot cheaper than therapy, that's for sure! But it would end up being a downer too. Guess we'll have to see what happens....
• Philippines
1 May 13
God knows how many things I spilled about family and work frustrations - actually, anything that relates to people and dogs! Besides, sometimes you get more advice than a therapist would give. It's a good indication that people really care even you are anonymous.
• Philippines
1 May 13
Yeah, I agree with you. It made me sad and a bit disappointed, too. I think I don't need another Facebook-like site. I don't blog so I guess myLot won't give me any help so far. I guess I will still make my account active here. See some of my myLot family members if they decide to stay here. Cheer up. Who knows, myLot will change their decision about the payment thing in the future. Let's cross our fingers.
• United States
1 May 13
I haven't officially started blogging, but if I do, I'm not going to have the personal details like I shared here. I've got to find true revenue streams because I'm not working and that would hold me over a bit until I get my disability approved.
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• Philippines
1 May 13
Oh. Goodluck to all of us. I guess we'll see each other until the new mylot's launch. Let's keep on posting and enjoy this old myLot site for awhile. We don't know when will they launch it. I think our hours or days is counted. Maybe it will be sooner than we think.
@GreenMoo (11842)
1 May 13
myLot has been unique. I'm not sure what I'll replace it with.
• United States
1 May 13
They've been such a foundation for the community that we've all built. I haven't heard of anyone, save one, that will miss it in its original form. They didn't listen to the majority who just wanted to see a few changes, but were overall happy here. I've not yet found a new place, but maybe they're trying to get Facebook to buy them out, like they did to MySpace....
• Philippines
1 May 13
Completely agree with you. Now I have to find another 'therapist'. I need a session right now.
• United States
1 May 13
I'm thinking of sticking it out, even though they've released my personal info into cyberspace once. I'm afraid that our community will go away-and we had demonstrated that we could (for the most part) get along pretty well.