Persona Paper Bites the Dust

United States
January 30, 2016 12:29pm CST
I left Persona Paper the same time I signed up here. It could take months to cash out there for $20 and people left one by one. The site itself was slow, I complained all the time about that. I stuck around as long as I felt that I could but I am not shocked to find out they are closing. Anyway, if you want to know the 'rest of the story' I have included a link to the owner's article about this.
I am sad to announce - the final nail has been set. This article was posted on Persona Paper - where we you can earn value for your content.
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25 responses
@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
30 Jan 16
I stopped posting there about a year ago, I had gone there after leaving 'B' for what I considered a waste of my time...all along, what I wanted was myLot to come back...and they did.
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• United States
30 Jan 16
The first six months or so I was there you could cash out at $5 and it seemed OK...then it went downhill for many reasons.
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@tallawah (8587)
• Kingston, Jamaica
30 Jan 16
exactly how I felt
• United States
30 Jan 16
@tallawah Did you find it slow also?
@MALUSE (40118)
• Germany
30 Jan 16
Most writing sites are rather short-lived. I know two British sites, ciao and dooyoo which have been online for over 15 years. That's a miracle.
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• United States
30 Jan 16
Every place I've ever written in the 7-8 years I've been doing this - folded. I was beginning to think it was my fault.
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@tallawah (8587)
• Kingston, Jamaica
30 Jan 16
those aren't really writing sites, those are product reviews
@paigea (22199)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill Well, now we know! Actually @ kasman was saying the same thing today.
@Susan2015 (20579)
• United States
30 Jan 16
That is one that I had checked out and didn't sign up for. It looked to me like a copy of the old bubbs site more or less. So I just stayed on the bubbs site. Then came here when that stopped. I only like to be on one writing place at a time.
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• United States
30 Jan 16
It wasn't like Bubbs at all, although a lot of the same crowd was there. I'm pretty sure I found out abouot myLot from someone on PP.
• United States
30 Jan 16
It wasn't like Bubbs at all, although a lot of the same crowd was there. I'm pretty sure I found out abouot myLot from someone on PP.
@Elizaby (3658)
• Pensacola, Florida
30 Jan 16
I have never heard of that site but writing sites come and og it seems
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• United States
30 Jan 16
They are pretty much a dime a dozen and the good ones survive.
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@LadyDuck (157357)
• Switzerland
31 Jan 16
I have stopped writing there even before joining myLot. The site was too slow, very little interaction and it took forever to make the minimum $ 20.00. I am sorry for the owners, they surely were more serious than Bubb. owners.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
They were serious in the beginning, but disappeared from the site except for one or two articles a few months ago.
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@LadyDuck (157357)
• Switzerland
31 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill I noticed that they stopped to be active, I think they found something different to do and stopped to seriously follow the site.
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@Angel_15 (678)
• Manila, Philippines
31 Jan 16
@LadyDuck If that's the case then it's a good thing they're closing down.
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@Shiva49 (12983)
• Singapore
31 Jan 16
The going is getting tougher for online writing sites obviously - siva
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• United States
31 Jan 16
yes it certainly is and it's probably not going to get better, better stick here!
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• United States
31 Jan 16
@Shiva49 I was at AC/Yahoo for a few years. I was a community guide and I was a featured travel and pets writer. I loved it and the point there was to make money, and I did. This quite different here, this is more social!
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@Shiva49 (12983)
• Singapore
1 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill AC/Yahoo could not pay non-US residents the normal way and one had to go through a detailed process to get paid and that acted as a sort of dampener for me and I stopped writing there much before they eventually closed the site - siva A link to my post regarding this:
The email that Yahoo Contributor Network was shutting down came like a bolt from the blue even for the likes of me who were not active. Then what about those who had put in their heart and soul into their posts and built up the community over the years?
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• Calgary, Alberta
31 Jan 16
I use to be a moderator there but I quit the moment Ashley sold the site to someone else.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
When I started there were moderators but it didn't last long.
• Calgary, Alberta
1 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill Basically the owner fired many moderators because at that point there are more moderators than regular members.
• United States
1 Feb 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker Some of them shouldn't have been moderators to begin with LOL
@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 16
That's sad as I know a couple other people also wrote for it.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
They will move on, we're all getting used to sites closing.
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@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill A sad state for our times. I'm glad you still have here to blog.
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• United States
1 Feb 16
@just4him Me too, and I like it better.
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
31 Jan 16
I joined there when their pay rate was similar to Bubblews, and then it dropped down, and then I lost interest. It would have taken me forever to cash out, and at the time it was still $5. I'm glad I didn't stick around.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
$5 was easy - when it $20 and not a lot of people on there it took a long time.
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
31 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill Yes, but that $5 was compared to when the other site was paying out a lot more. By shifting gears I made more than I would have dividing my attention.
@kaka135 (14085)
• Malaysia
2 Feb 16
It's sad to see another writing site is closed down. I knew about this site when I was still writing in Bubblews, I just didn't spend much time checking it out. I hope mylot will always be around.
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• United States
2 Feb 16
We all hope that! So far so good.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
well, 'least they were kind 'nough to write it all out, eh?
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• United States
31 Jan 16
That's true.
@LeaPea2417 (20413)
• Toccoa, Georgia
31 Jan 16
Almost two weeks ago, I finally cashed out (me and another woman) and when we both had not heard one word form them as to why our payments were not being sent, I knew something was up. Then when I read "the final nail" post, it made sense to why I was concerned. From what I read, we will get our payments (especially the ones who just cashed out). It will take a little longer. I am going to try and save some of my posts. The ones that have more substance. Some of the more dated and weather related posts, I may not keep.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
I didn't keep any when I left, I did del a bunch of them, but it takes so long it was a waste of time. they not worth saving.
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
31 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill This is not some thing unexpected.The only question was when.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
Yes it was expected, but I expected it a while ago.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
31 Jan 16
I am a member of PP too, but I had not visited it for so long. We can understand their predicament.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
I guess you are no longer a member LOL!
@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
31 Jan 16
i just heard about persona few days after i signed up here, and i read that they won't allow me, as i came from the Philippines to sign up
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• United States
31 Jan 16
You are better off here so don't worry about them.
• United States
31 Jan 16
I never heard of that site and glad I didn't because it's closing.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
It's no great loss you didn't know about it.
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Jan 16
I didn't join this site although I thought about it at one time. It's a shame to see a site close.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
It is a shame because it cold have been good.
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• Brookville, Pennsylvania
30 Jan 16
I had been working to beef up my posts there. Now, some of those posts will come here, but most will go to a new blog I started today.
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• United States
30 Jan 16
I never had the need or desire for my own blog, but I do write for a friend's blog which means I have the easy part, she has the hard part.
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@tallawah (8587)
• Kingston, Jamaica
30 Jan 16
I joined it...I had the same prob. So walked away over a year ago. I am not shocked by its demise. There are a couple of others I walked away from for similar reasons.
• United States
30 Jan 16
It seems they come and go more frequently than some people change their socks!
@tallawah (8587)
• Kingston, Jamaica
30 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill that is surely true. Considering the fragrance of socks.
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• United States
30 Jan 16
@msiduri (5750)
• United States
30 Jan 16
I will miss Persona Paper, not for the vast fortune I raked in there (please!) but because of the people there. I'm happy to have found myLot, of course. And I applaud the owners for being upfront with what's happening. I made copies of all the posts I want to keep anyway.
• United States
30 Jan 16
Some of them will probably wind up here although some didn't seem very intersted in it a few months ago...we'll see what happens.
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@msiduri (5750)
• United States
31 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill Yes, but I think some people will also be working on their own blogs.
• United States
31 Jan 16
@msiduri The world will be taken over by blogs....I wonder how they will all compete.
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