New to MyLot, Not to blogging

@bobo2500 (153)
Howell, Michigan
October 28, 2015 4:13pm CST
Hello there! My name is Ryan and I am new to this site, but not to online blogging. I was a member over on Bubblews for a while, and before that I was a part of Gather. So i have a feeling i will find plenty of old friends here on Mylot. For those of you who know me already, long time no see! For those of you who dont, here's a quick introduction. I am a married father of 3. My son, Noah, is 4 years old this month and lives with Cerebral palsy. I will likely write a lot about him. My twin daughters, Adelaide and Genevieve, are 10 months old now and growing like weeds. I work in construction and love to garden. I also like to run, brew beer and wine, and many other things. I hope i can make lots of new friends here on mylot and look forward to learning a lot from everyone, and hopefully i can help someone else learn a thing or two along the way. So, that's me in a nutshell. Any advice for a newbie on Mylot?
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 15
I see that you have got plenty of advice already so I'll just say welcome. It's fun here.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
28 Oct 15
Hiya, nice to see you here, been some time, hoping you enjoy the website.
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@bobo2500 (153)
• Howell, Michigan
28 Oct 15
Good to see you too! so far i seem to like it well enough. Hopefully i get some free time in the future to really dive into it.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
28 Oct 15
@bobo2500 Glad you are enjoy the website.
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@marlina (78025)
• Canada
28 Oct 15
Welcome to Mylot. The only advice from me is: do a lot of interaction.
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@bobo2500 (153)
• Howell, Michigan
28 Oct 15
That seems to be the one thing everyone suggests, must be something to it! Thank you for your input.
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@yukimori (9072)
• United States
29 Oct 15
@bobo2500 Interaction is the key to earning here, although it's all about others' interactions with your posts rather than the interaction you do.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
28 Oct 15
Hi, Ryan, I could not remember if you had ever been a member here or not. You will enjoy it. Make lots of friends, respond to people who comment on your posts. HAVE FUN !
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@bobo2500 (153)
• Howell, Michigan
28 Oct 15
I didn't discover social blogging until the gather days so i missed the first round of Mylot. Glad to see another site picking up where the others have failed yet again. Thanks for the tips!
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@allknowing (69473)
• India
29 Oct 15
I too am from Bubblews but do not remember seeing you. This is a great site and I am sure you will be happy here. Welcome.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
28 Oct 15
i am glad to see you here. First of all let me say to you that earnings from here not super effective like old bubblews. You can earn cents from a hour. But it is really effective. Just socialize with others as the pay rate in here is still not mentioned by the admin. If you have any doubt message me @rahulvsmokiee or at the admin @GoAskAlice
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@bobo2500 (153)
• Howell, Michigan
28 Oct 15
Thanks for the info, I was wondering how the pay stacked up. But really I'm just looking for a simple platform to blog these days. I have a feeling the days of making any real money from personal blogs are pretty much dust in the wind. But i'll never give up!
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
28 Oct 15
@bobo2500 yes, never give up. I really like your attitude. For me i found commenting response pays you much.
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• United States
1 Nov 15
I was on bubblews as well. It really is a dying site. They changed the entire platform so people would make less instead of more. I like this place so far. It's fun and people are really active.
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@bobo2500 (153)
• Howell, Michigan
1 Nov 15
Bubblews was great as a community for a while but horrible as a site, then they improved the site but killed the pay, and therefore the community. I'll miss it, but i'm not spending much time there these days.
@owlwings (39760)
• Cambridge, England
29 Oct 15
Welcome to MyLot! You'll find the basic 'essential' information under "Help" next to your username and avatar at the top left of the page. You should read both the Community Guidelines (a.k.a. 'Rules') and the Earnings Program FAQs. For a quick tour around the menu system and some answers to commonly asked questions, I have written a short guide, which you may find useful:
A Quick Users Guide to MyLot. How and why you should use MyLot.
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@owlwings (39760)
• Cambridge, England
29 Oct 15
For more answers to commonly asked questions, this discussion may be handy. If you have any questions which you don't see there, feel free to respond to it and I'll try to answer. You'll also find many people willing to help and set you right on whatever you need to know
I've been a member here since October 2006 and I and several others have tried to help newcomers to understand the site and to get the best out of it. I've...
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@yukimori (9072)
• United States
28 Oct 15
Welcome to myLot, Ryan! The first piece of advice that I'd give you is to take a look at the Help page, if you haven't already done so. It's located to the right of your avatar image and has links to important documents that explain how myLot works. The real advice I'd give, though, is to have fun. Find discussions that interest you by using the Explore tab and the links on the sidebar there (Most Recent, Top, etc.). Once you're following a few people, you can use the People tab to keep up with their activity. The links on the sidebar there will let you narrow it down to discussions, comments, or responses if you don't want to see everything. (ETA: the Follow link is on every user's profile page.) There are a lot of us who have been here for years, so if you have any specific questions please don't hesitate to ask!
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@bobo2500 (153)
• Howell, Michigan
28 Oct 15
Thank you for the warm welcome! I did read through the help a bit before i posted this. Seems pretty straightforward to me. Thanks for the advice!
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• United States
15 Nov 15
Welcome to MyLot and hope you enjoy your time here
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@jstory07 (69966)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Nov 15
Welcome to my lots and I hope you enjoy it here.
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@TheHorse (72440)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Oct 15
Welcome aboard. Advice: Do lots of commenting on others posts, especially comments that might elicit responses. At this site, were rewarded (both emotionally and financially) by others' responses to what we write, not what we write. That includes comments on others' posts.
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• United States
29 Oct 15
Hello and welcome to Mylot.. It was nice to read a little about you. Twins huh? Seems you have double the pleasure there. The key to things within the mylot walls is simply, 'Interacion'. So with that said, I hope you have fun, make lots of friends, and do a lot of mingling.
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@rebelann (42834)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Oct 15
I think you're gonna like it here, it's more about discussions that blogging so jump right in
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@fawkes62 (1291)
• United States
30 Oct 15
Welcome. I've been here about a month or so now and the only advice I have is to do lots of commenting. Everyone has been very friendly, at least those I've come across and many are willing to help when asked.
• Eugene, Oregon
30 Oct 15
Welcome to Mylot! I have only been around a few weeks, but am enjoying it.
• Preston, England
30 Oct 15
welcome. You'll find lots of people here were on Bubblews. I am still there in name only nowadays
@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
29 Oct 15
I know you from Bubblews. I think lots of bubblers are coming over here. I was also a member of Gather back then, but that site was never good to me. I always loved MyLot from years ago. Enjoy it here. I know you are going to love it.
@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
29 Oct 15
@bobo2500,I am glad to see you on Mylot.With me it is just the other way round.I am not new here,but am new in blogging.I am going to create a blog,but need to learn how I can make my blog a source of extra income.
@PainsOnSlate (20547)
• Canada
29 Oct 15
Nice to see you here Ryan. i knew you on the other two sites. This site has the feel of Gather, so much friendlier than the Bubble.