Here's why I spend time at myLot

United States
February 23, 2016 6:36am CST
For those of you I've known for a while you know that I am not a winter person. I hate cold, rainy dreary weather. I am a warm weather, summer person. Once warm weather starts the majority of my time is spent outside. In summer the pool is where you'll find me. When I joined myLot in mid-August I was not very active then or in September. It wasn't until October, once the pool was closed, that I started hanging out here more. I'll explain why.... Spending time online is something I have been doing for years. My husband and I retired 15 years ago, that's 15 years of just the two of us, 24/7, day in and day out. We have moved 4 times in 15 years, we don't get involved with neighbors, we are not church people and we have no family down here. It is just us, so to 'talk' to other people, to remain in touch with others, I chat here on myLot. To pass the dreary winter and keep myself busy I got involved in mystery shopping and then online writing. There are many places I spend time at on the internet for various reasons: * I like to 'talk' (just ask my husband) so here at myLot I can talk as much or as little as I want to. * I also like to give my opinion on things so I spend some time at CrowdTap. * I do the majority of shopping online which also enables me to easily find the products I need at the best prices. * I spend time doing e-mails, since our family and friends are back in New Jersey we keep in touch online. * I spend some time on Facebook posting photos and viewing photos of family and friends. So the amount of time I spend here on myLot compared to the total amount of time I spend online isn't as much a some assume. I go back and forth, I have tabs open for all of the above. My time online is spread out over several sites. I am not a daytime TV person - I watch the early news (5-6 am) and don't watch TV again until late afternoon. In between times I do what is necessary to keep a home going, I spend time with my husband and Ruby. I cook, clean and do what most of you do during the day, including time here. I am rarely on here in the evenings, if I am it isn't for a long period of time and it is mainly to check e-mail. MyLot isn't my world, it is something that keeps me in touch with others and allows me to express thoughts with others in the world. Why do you spend time here? Photo: pixabay.com/en/hourglass-timer-sand-clock-23654/
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• Philippines
23 Feb 16
I love writing. I enjoy interacting too. I am alone in my rented place so at the end of a work day I go here. I spend more time if I go straight home after work and of course less if I have to meet up with friends.
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• United States
23 Feb 16
See, it's a nice safe place for you to be.
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• Philippines
23 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill true and I could write my thoughts and emotions and even get comments. I am basically not alone snymore as I have a lot of people to interact with.
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• United States
23 Feb 16
@nottoooldtowrite Right, it keeps you company and out of trouble LOL!
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@LadyDuck (170842)
• Switzerland
23 Feb 16
I spend time here more or less for your same reasons. I do not like to watch the TV, I like to discuss with people and here I have met many people that I like and that I consider friends. I prefer to chat with virtual friends than to gossip with real people.
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• United States
23 Feb 16
I don't like gossip but sometimes in real life it does turn to that doesn't it.
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@LadyDuck (170842)
• Switzerland
23 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill I do not like gossip too, but we have one neighbor who talk about everyone and everything. I avoid her as much as I can. I always check if she is not around before going out.
• United States
23 Feb 16
@LadyDuck We only have one neighbor - and I've only met her one time. She stays inside all the time.
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@Raelove (17332)
• Saco, Maine
23 Feb 16
I am here off and on throughout the day, as I multitask between this site, Facebook, my email, and my paid writing job. My mind is clearest in the morning, so that's when I am here the most for writing purposes. Later, I might come back to see if there is anything interesting to read and comment on, then I'm gone to read a book or watch an old movie.
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• United States
23 Feb 16
I wasn't here much this aft. The delivery guys took almost two hours to get the old fridge to the garage and install the new one...now it will take us an hour to put all the food back where it now belongs.
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@Raelove (17332)
• Saco, Maine
23 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill I wasn't here much till later this afternoon, as I had company.
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• United States
24 Feb 16
@Raelove We had the install guys here over two hours and then we went out to eat so I wasn't around much.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
23 Feb 16
My situation is fairly similar to yours, I am here for the social aspect of the site.
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• United States
23 Feb 16
I thought you were here to make me smile!
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
23 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill I am not very good at that.
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• United States
23 Feb 16
@Asylum Yes you are!
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@fishtiger58 (30320)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Feb 16
I like it here because I lost touch with friends when the other sites all closed. I am so happy to meet up with those friends. I don't do myLot for the money as I imagine some do. I enjoy the new and old friends.
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• United States
23 Feb 16
The money is something we talk about but it's not the be all and end all. Sometimes I feel guilty talking money that I don't need.
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@fishtiger58 (30320)
• Momence, Illinois
24 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill I know what you mean, I don't need it either but I guess it is what it is.
@AkoPinay (10088)
• Philippines
29 Feb 16
I spend time here and there simply because I am addicted to internet. :-D
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• United States
29 Feb 16
I am not addicted to anything but food LOL!
@gudheart (12742)
24 Feb 16
I like the social interaction and of course the money helps :D
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• United States
24 Feb 16
Yes, and we get to find out that you have a great place to get sweet treats delivered from.
@sueznewz2 (10121)
• Alicante, Spain
24 Feb 16
For me it's about making friends and interacting online.... and sharing snippets of life with them....and reading their posts and sharing glimpses of their lives too... I am not able to come on everyday. ..but like to share photos and keep in touch with people on here...who I think of as good friends...
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• United States
24 Feb 16
That's what it is all about, your're right!
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@AnneEJ (4986)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
23 Feb 16
I live alone and some days I do not have anyone to talk to, so sites like this are an outlet. I am on the computer a lot, mostly doing surveys, reading e-mails and mylot.
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• United States
23 Feb 16
Yes there is always something to do or someone to talk to online. I know people here better than I know some relatives.
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@Corbin5 (113055)
• United States
23 Feb 16
I just like learning from all the posts here. So much information here to utilize in life. My other site is down and has been for a long time and that is why I came to myLot. Love the people here.
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• United States
23 Feb 16
I love it her too (most days!) LOL
@Blondie2222 (22365)
• United States
23 Feb 16
I love spending time here as it helps passes the time when I have nothing else going on. I like the interaction as I am home by myself alot it keeps me going. I do have a life outside of here so my time is not always spent here either. I work during the week so i come on here when I can and on weekends i'm either with my boyfriend, friends and family. But I will never leave this site i just check in from time to time
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• United States
23 Feb 16
It is nice to have a little outlet and this is it.
@sofssu (14448)
23 Feb 16
I used to spend a lot of time on various sites.. currently I am caught up in so many things right now so I spend just an hour or less here on days I have time. I spend time online doing other things so I have multiple tabs open as well.
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• United States
23 Feb 16
Thank goodness for multiple tabs right?!
@LeaPea2417 (21563)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Feb 16
I like the writing, interacting and earning money online.
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• United States
23 Feb 16
I would love to get some new recipes for pressure cooker, so if anyone has any please let me know!
@TRBRocks420 (81105)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Feb 16
I love writing and, interacting with everyone, plus I always have something to say lol.
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• United States
23 Feb 16
I would assume most of us have a lot to say LOL!
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@amnabas (10310)
• Karachi, Pakistan
23 Feb 16
Yes I too spend more time here I don't like watching tv
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• United States
23 Feb 16
When I turn on the tv I usually fall asleep!
@marlina (76623)
• Canada
23 Feb 16
I spend time here on MyLot as a way of taking a break between tasks.
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• United States
23 Feb 16
I have some tasks coming up soon - we're having a new fridge del so I have to clean out the current one and get it ready to sell plus clean the new one.
@Lucky15 (33719)
• Philippines
23 Feb 16
Spend my time here because ..i want some diversion and outlet :)
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• United States
23 Feb 16
There are far worse things to do in life right !
• United States
24 Feb 16
ya moved 4 times'n 15 years?? makes me tired jest thinkin' 'f such, lol. why do i spend time here? to catch up with a few folks from time to time i reckon. i'm hopin' that this's my year though 'n once the temps warm up i'l not've the time fer such :)
@rosekiss (30266)
• Eugene, Oregon
24 Feb 16
I am here becasue I live alone and have no one to talk to, so coming in here, gives me a chance to talk to people. I get lonely, and coming in here takes away the boredom. If I had a husband and kids to take care of, I wouldn't be in here that much , but I have found this site to be the one that I want to be on as much as I can.
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
23 Feb 16
Many of the same reasons, no friends where I live, we dont do the church thing, so the only ppl I talk to outside of hubby is on here!