Introducing Myself - I Am Jabo.

Flowers in my garden
By Jabo
@jaboUK (55201)
United Kingdom
September 9, 2015 2:57pm CST
Hi Mylotters, I'll start off by telling you a little bit about myself. I'm an English woman, retired, married for 50 years, one son, one daughter. You may consider me old, but I don't. I've been quietly observing the site for a couple of weeks. I've read the Rules and @Owlwings excellent guide, and now I think I'm ready to put my toe in the water. I expect I'll soon get the hang of things. I don't know if I'll fit into this site or not. From what I've seen it's just discussions, and I've been used to doing stand-alone articles, reminiscences, anecdotes and silly rhymes. I'll have to see if I can adapt. You gave my friend @crazyhorseladycx such a warm welcome yesterday, that it's encouraged me to jump in myself. I'm delighted to see so many of my other friends here too,so I won't feel like a complete stranger. A newbie I am at Mylot, And any advice that you've got, Please tell it to me So that I can see Just what I shoulld do - and what not.... Thanks
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49 responses
@owlwings (39872)
• Cambridge, England
10 Sep 15
I think you'll do alright here, as many others have said. It's odd. I thought I have replied to you already but it seems not. I think that I had it on screen but was called away and meant to come back later! No, you're not old. Anyways, no older than me and I think I'm in the prime of life at the moment - at least, when I'm at the keyboard! Well, you've read the short guide I have written And I hope that by MyLot you're smitten, Under "Help" you'll be turning To Guidelines and Earning. We're dying to see what you've written!
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
10 Sep 15
@Owlwings Oh what a lovely way to welcome me with that great rhyme! I've read that poetry doesn't go down too well here, is that right? I suppose if I couched a question within a rhyme it might be ok? And yes, of course we are in the prime of life - in our heads anyway
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@much2say (40461)
• United States
10 Sep 15
@owlwings I didn't know limericks were in you too!
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@owlwings (39872)
• Cambridge, England
10 Sep 15
@jaboUK Maybe I should spend one day commenting entirely in verse - even only in Limericks! That would seriously restrict the length of what I usually write! Poetry (as long as it's your own) is not, as far as I know, against the rules here, as long as the post is so arranged to invite relevant discussion in some way.
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@much2say (40461)
• United States
9 Sep 15
You will, @jabo , you will fit in! And I didn't realize @crazyhorselady was here too! Oh joy!! Just keep interacting here - just like you always do - but you may find longer conversations here - that's the part I love! It is a little weird here at first but keep playing and I know you will get the hang of it soon enough. Yay, yay, I'm so glad you are here!!!!
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
9 Sep 15
@much2say Thanks, I appreciate the welcome. Things are a little strange but I suppose I'll get used to it. What are the numbers after our user names, do you know? Mine is 16, but yours is very much longer.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
9 Sep 15
@jaboUK Oh, now it's gone up to 17, so it obviously relates to our activity.
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@much2say (40461)
• United States
9 Sep 15
@jaboUK Funny, I have only now just noticed that!! Mine went up as I commented and I haven't made any posts today - so definitely it has to do with the activity here! You know me, I never paid much attention to the stats and such. Mine is big because this was my former home a couple years back. Strange but good to be back!
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Sep 15
I think you'll do fine here. It's a little different in focus, I guess - but, in social media, doesn't that depend on the group of people you're socializing with? So I see no problem with doing your own thing. Sorry things are so bad over there, but you will like it over here. Didn't know @crazyhorselday was now a member. The place is hopping.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
9 Sep 15
Thanks Anja - yes I followed Crazy over here to give her some support when she told me she'd done a post. Do you know why her name is not in blue in my post? I haven't deserted the other site, but just got one application error too many!
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Sep 15
@jaboUK you left the "cx" off the end. I just misspelled it entirely, lol. But your style will serve you well here, since there's more money to be made in commenting than in posting. I think it's a good fit, for you, really.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
9 Sep 15
@Rollo1 I've added the cx but it still doesn't show. Anyway, yes it probably will suit my style, as I've always interacted more than posted. When I do post I'm just going to have to do something to provoke a reply. We'll see.
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@Bluedoll (17050)
• Canada
9 Sep 15
I think jumping in was a wise choice. I think there is some flexibility as to how we want to use Mylot but you are right it is different than writing articles. Without interaction we earn nothing. I like that can easily skip about and still meet up with people or if we want settle in for a good read do that.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
9 Sep 15
@Bluedoll We didn't actually earn for posting on the other site, so it's not much different in that regard. If no-one commented or liked you didn't earn, but I understand that the emphasis here is on interaction. I'm surprised that you can actually earn without writing anything yourself.
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@much2say (40461)
• United States
9 Sep 15
@jaboUK Isn't it a lovely surprise? I think it encourages everyone to get social because of it too. Win-win in every way! People have been losing their motivation at the other place - their efforts are not worth the time anymore, especially since the friends are packing up. I was fortunate to meet @Bluedoll here way back when
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
9 Sep 15
@much2say Yes, I was really surprised to see that I was earning, even before I'd posted anything
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@LadyDuck (182122)
• Switzerland
10 Sep 15
I am so glad that you also joined Janet. Starting to write here is surely the right choice. You know I appreciate your poems and I missed you.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
10 Sep 15
@LadyDuck One of the best things for me so far is meeting up with all my friends, like you Anna. I don't know if my style of writing will suit, and the poems may have to go on the back burner, but we'll see. I haven't left the other site, and don't intend to unless it goes under.
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@LadyDuck (182122)
• Switzerland
10 Sep 15
@jaboUK I am sure that your style will suit this site Janet. I have not quit the other site either, I am only a bit busy and I cannot spend too much time online. I am so happy to see many familiar faces showing up here.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
10 Sep 15
@LadyDuck Yes, I've been surprised at the amount of our friends who are here. They didn't just fall into a black hole - they came here!
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• United States
10 Sep 15
Hello Jabo, it's good to see you here, along with @crazyhorseladycx. MyLot Is as you observed quite different then bubblews but I think you could adapt to it, if you have a mind to do so. The key thing here is interaction, not so much about having discussions to post. Although, I think you could still turn your reminiscing into discussions if you wanted to. Have a look around, meet some of the people and just have fun.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
10 Sep 15
I have been looking round, and like what I see . I've always loved interacting anyway, so that won't be new to me. Thanks for your support.
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• United States
14 Sep 15
@jaboUK That is wonderful to hear. I enjoy the interacting more than anything. Oh and you are quite welcome.
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@GreatMartin (6188)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
11 Sep 15
In case you forgot who I am!! LOL
Liar, liar pants on fire--see I can write a poem too!!--I thought you were 30 something!! Seems the other site is down. G;lad you made it here!!
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
11 Sep 15
@GreatMartin You flatterer you, and yes the other site being down is why I'm here. I'm glad to see you here too.
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• United States
9 Sep 15
woohoo! ya done gone 'n done it now, aint'cha? so glad that'cha put on yer lil snorkel 'n jumped in, sweet friend. i fear i've not a lick 'f advice in regards to flyin' this thingy. 'least the folks here're most helpful 'n jest loaded with info they're more'n happy to share. the thingy 'bout yer writin' is it evokes a response - be it tales from yer youth, to yer travels to those adorable limericks that'cha do. i'm jest so darned excited that'cher here! big hugs 'n love from 'cross the pond!
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
9 Sep 15
@crazyhorseladycx Thanks my friend, whatever happens we're in this together! I'm not deserting B, not yet anyway, but I got one 'application error' too many, and came over here in frustration. I see they've even got a hug emoticon Woo-hoo!
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• United States
9 Sep 15
@jaboUK yer welcome 'n i'll surely stand by yer side any ol' day, my friend. yepperz, i finally get to do hugs in fashion! 'n i hear ya on those errors - jest maddenin'!
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@Tampa_girl7 (26740)
• United States
9 Sep 15
Welcome , it is so nice to see you here.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
9 Sep 15
Thanks Marie, it's great to see so many familiar faces like yours.
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@responsiveme (16872)
• India
8 Jun 16
@ JaboUK. I certainly don't consider you old .Thank you for doing for me just what you asked the others to do for you.:) I'll try out a rhyme later. About rhymes, your rhymes brought back a lot of happy memories.In the days when we used to communicate by snail mail, my siblings and mom went through a phase where we would write our postcards in rhyme. So, yet another thing to thank you for. Thank you.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
8 Jun 16
@responsiveme Thanks for reading this, and yes I received a lot of help when I was new too. About the rhymes - I'd never thought about trying them myself until National Poetry month was getting a lot of publicity on my old site (Bubblews). That was two years ago, and I had a go myself, and found I had a certain aptitude for it. I was 74 years old - better late than never. You obviously have that aptitude yourself.
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• India
8 Jun 16
@jaboUK Thank you. My mother used to teach English in a college and the house was full of books all the time .She was always quoting in all types of situations.... I guess all of us, two brothers and myself were influenced by her. I am glad you unearthed your aptitude for poetry. It makes it a lot of fun for us MyLotters :)
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
8 Jun 16
@responsiveme Oh yes, we had a houseful of books too, and I love the classic poets - I just never thought of trying my hand at it myself.
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@marlina (79632)
• Canada
11 Sep 15
@jabo Hello Jabo, glad that you came over. I am myself trying to find my way here.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
11 Sep 15
@marlina Thank you very much. I gather you are pretty new yourself?
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@marlina (79632)
• Canada
11 Sep 15
@jaboUK Yes, I am a few weeks old here. (MIMIMI)
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
11 Sep 15
@marlina You're mimimi?
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@SIMPLYD (84568)
• Philippines
10 Sep 15
It may be a paid forum but somehow we have to share what we have to share so there will be a discussion to start with . Welcome here . You will see that it's a very interactive site which we old members really call "home " .
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
10 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD I hope to be at home here too, before long, though I haven't given up my other site. I'm used to being interactive, so hope I'll get on alright. Thanks for welcoming me
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@SIMPLYD (84569)
• Philippines
10 Sep 15
@jaboUK I haven't been active at the other site anymore since i felt so home again here. But i do sometimes peek in there , though i wold quit when i haven't seen you and my other friends there .
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@VickiJW (210)
• Canada
10 Sep 15
@jaboUK - you're already settling in well! Good to see that.
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@rakski (23475)
• Philippines
10 Sep 15
hi there @jabo , I am also new here. I hope we can make it here. welcome
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
10 Sep 15
@rakski Hello Raquel, nice to meet you. I have some lovely online friends from the Philippines, I hope you will be one too
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@rakski (23475)
• Philippines
10 Sep 15
@jaboUK surely, I would love that
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@yugocean (8848)
• India
10 Sep 15
@rakski @jaboUK good to know you are starting a friendship, this is an important part of mylotting
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• Australia
9 Jul 16
Hi @jaboUK You, among great people here, welcomed me on my 1st day. I felt the warm acceptance. It's my 11th day at myLot. So far, I've seen many discussions quite engaging. Discuss at myLot, a sure delight! Pick 'n choose a view, but not a fight Views differ, some fun, and some, deep Some lofty, and some much to weep What's-up to talk about? At myLot, there's not a drought... Good day! :-)
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
9 Jul 16
@everwonderwhy Oh - excellent, I love it when people reply in rhyme. What made you come back to read this post?
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• Australia
20 Aug 16
@jaboUK I was just "quietly reviewing" myLotters. And you are one of the most interesting. And I'm quite a lover of poetry, myself. At the same time having fun tinkering with my treasury of rhymes here and there.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
20 Aug 16
@everwonderwhy I must say I've been pleasantly surprised at the reception some poems get - someone told me that they wouldn't go down well here. I thought I'd give them a go anyway, though of course a lot of mine are silly rhymes, not good stuff like yours.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
16 Oct 16
You have taken the site like a storm. Not a single doubt about that.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
16 Oct 16
@Daljinder I don't know about that, but I do love this site and have adapted to it. Thanks for coming back and reading this
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
16 Oct 16
@jaboUK Your welcome! I have only just begun
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
12 Sep 15
Wow, how the heck did I miss this post? I apologize about that! Well, at least I am here now. I'm glad you've decided to join in the fun and festivities. I think you'll do just fine here.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
12 Sep 15
@jaboUK Awesome! I'm glad to hear it!
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Sep 15
Hello my friend! Welcome! It is so good to see you on here. You will definitely fit in here with no problems. I hope you love it as much as I do.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
12 Sep 15
@Simone Thanks for the welcome, and I'm already loving it here.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
12 Sep 15
@jaboUK The people here are so nice and very welcoming of new people.
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@rosekiss (30258)
• Eugene, Oregon
10 Sep 15
Welcome to mylot. You will fit in, as you will find mylot a great place to be. There are people from all over the world in here, and everyone is so kind and hellpful as well. I will help those that need it. I also love the interaction that we do with each other, as that is the way we are payed. The more we interact with each other, the more we earm.You comment to someone, and they will comment back to you and so forth. That is the way to keep the discussion going and active.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
10 Sep 15
@rosekiss I'm really liking the fact that everyone is being so helpful, thank you so much for your welcome. I will heed your advice and try to take part in as many discussions as I can.
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@rosekiss (30258)
• Eugene, Oregon
10 Sep 15
@jaboUK That is great, as you will find that it is a lot of fun, not to mention that we all earn with the interaction. That is the key hee, that once someone comments to us, we comment back to them and so forth. I have discussions of mine, that just keep going and going, and I am so happy about that too.
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@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
10 Sep 15
Good to see you here Janet. I think the short and sweet nature of discussions here may suit me now as I have very little spare time for sites. Bubbs seems a waste of time these days and last time I tried to use it was full of application errors. Short and speedy sounds good.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
10 Sep 15
@thea09 Great to see your name! I don't know about it being short and speedy here - I just popped in to have a look before going elsewhere, and I've got caught up with responding to all of you kind enough to leave comments on my post. I haven't even started to look at anything else yet, but I'll get there. Regarding the other place - I got one application error too many, and that's what drove me here. There has been no-one more loyal than me to that site, and I won't be leaving it, but I hope that they can get their act together. Lovely to see you Katerina.
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@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
10 Sep 15
@jaboUK Certainly speedy to comment on without losing the comment!
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Sep 15
Hi. Nice to see all the familiar faces arriving here. I'm sure you'll do just fine.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
9 Sep 15
@Gina145 Hi Gina, how great that you are here too. I haven't deserted the other site, but thought I'd have a look-see over here.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Sep 15
@jaboUK I'm sure you'll like it. The interaction is really good here, and I'm sure it will only get better with all the new Bubblews members arriving.
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