Intro for Ruby3881

@Ruby3881 (2088)
Canada
March 29, 2016 10:51pm CST
Greetings from Ruby in southern British Columbia, Canada! I just joined MyLot, and am still finding my way around. But as I've begun to discover old friends from Bubblews, Persona Paper and other writing sites, I thought I'd best post a little something. I am trying to comment or send messages as I'm following old friends, but in my excitement to reconnect with all of you, I may be forgetting to leave you some sign of authentic personhood... I've generally been much more of a writer than a socializer, but these days writing sites are not necessarily a good bet. And I do miss the social aspect of posting on those "social writing" sites! So I figure it's worthwhile to try sites like this one. I'm also on BlogJob at the moment - partly for the social aspect, but also for the blogging Anyways, this is just to say hello and I'm not some weird lurker trying to mass add a ton of friends. I look forward to reconnecting with old friends here, and also to making new friends.
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28 responses
@CoralLevang (40726)
• United States
30 Mar 16
I have tried to get onto blog job but everytime I come over there to sign up its not accepting new people. The only reason I'm here on my lot is because there's no place else that I have found that's okay. I still don't particularly care for the way this works, because I want to be a writer and not a chapter, but until I can find someplace else. This is having to do for now.
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@allknowing (55736)
• India
30 Mar 16
Have you tried iwriter.com. You will find it interesting as there is scope for writers.
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@CoralLevang (40726)
• United States
30 Mar 16
@allknowing no, I have not heard about it. Thank you for the suggestion
@allknowing (55736)
• India
30 Mar 16
@CoralLevang I was there some time ago and have written over 60 plus articles. I got paid for most of them. After getting here, at Persona and Bubblews where writers get into a laid back atmosphere I have lost patience (lol)
@josie_ (5094)
• Philippines
30 Mar 16
Hello fellow bubbler :) I just join mylot an hour ago. Like you I'm also exploring and it's wonderful to be seeing familiar faces.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
30 Mar 16
Hello Josie, are you also here? I have not noticed you before. I am glad to find more and more friends from Bubb.
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@josie_ (5094)
• Philippines
30 Mar 16
@LadyDuck Just join a few hours ago although I was "lurking" around the site these past few days and getting the feel of things. Notice you are among the very active myLotters. Seeing more and more fellow bubblers it's like a home coming reunion for me.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
30 Mar 16
@josie_ Many of us move to myLot when Bubblews stopped to be interesting. You joined at a right moment, for this month and the month of April the minimum payout is only $1.00, it's a nice start.
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@jaboUK (50626)
• United Kingdom
30 Mar 16
It's lovely to see you here Kyla - you will find so many people that you already know. It's a fun site, and I'm sure you will enjoy it, welcome
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
I was so glad to find you here too! I remember you weren't one to spread your writing around, and when Bubblews closed I thought I may have lost touch with you for good. You can't imagine how thrilled I was to see your name pop up here!
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@jaboUK (50626)
• United Kingdom
30 Mar 16
@Ruby3881 How sweet of you to say that Kyla. You are right - I'm a one site at a time sort of gal.
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@nanette64 (13730)
• Fairfield, Texas
30 Mar 16
Hi @Ruby3881 and welcome to the nut house. Just kidding.
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
30 Mar 16
Welcome to myLot. I've been here for a very long time, and I really like it better than other social sites. It's much easier to use now that ever before. The sidebar and search can help you find discussions to join.
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
I honestly joined MyLot mainly because of your recommendation, Barb. It does seem easy to navigate and fairly quick to earn, with participation. i'm sure I'll love it here
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
31 Mar 16
@Ruby3881 I'm glad you're enjoying it.
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3 May 16
@Ruby3881 I just joined today, so i identify with not being quite sure what to do next. I hope it's as much fun as I've heard. I'm looking forward to reconnecting to all my old Bubblews and Persona Paper friends.
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• Canada
30 Mar 16
I was literally just thinking of you yesterday:)!
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
I was thinking of you too! RexTruLove and I have been having a discussion about the commandment to "Love thy neighbour" and he was saying that "neighbour" was perhaps a bit problematic, as the original Hebrew that Jesus was quoting didn't translate well into English. Of course, I immediately thought that you would be the best person to consult on such a question :) I hadn't even thought to find you here, but I am so pleased I did! I've missed our conversations
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
31 Mar 16
@HebrewGreekStudies Your answers never fail to make me smile! Yes, I was aware of the differing interpretations of "rea," especially when it comes to the early Christians and Jesus himself. And I love how you bring this question into a modern context. That's exactly what I would imagine Jesus saying today.... Here's another one for you: is there any discussion as to why "rea" was chosen in the original commandment to "love thy neighbour," and not "amith" instead? It would seem that both words are used in similar contexts, but I do get a feeling that the latter conveys more a sense of the individual accepting the other as an associate. Is "rea" perhaps a word one might use if the intent was to suggest a closer tie than the listener might be inclined to accept on his own?
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• Canada
31 Mar 16
@Ruby3881 yes, and I think that has been suggested, as I recall-however, I think that the answer may be more simple then that. That is, I *suspect*, rea was used because it is simply the more common term in general. Though some have argued a nuance, and there probably was one to the ancient writers, this is somewhat risky for us today because any generalized distinction of nuance between them must take into account that the Hebrew of the Bible has more then one dialect, and even if true, it still might not be a universal understanding. For example, the language of the Torah is slightly different then the language of Job, and the language of Hosea Northern Kingdom is different then the language of the post exilic book of Nehemiah from the Southern Kingdom-within them we do see preferred language (the Torah prefers masc. pronouns even when clearly speaking of women-and at times vice versa...in general, that is never noted in translation though in Hebrew it sticks out like a sore thumb especially to a professor who just taught a class on pronouns and then had half of their students say "excuse me, what's up with this?!"...uh, that's a sidenote;)...but, that preferred language is not always the same in all groups-this is similar in relations to terms for the poor or poverty, there is much written about the terms but infact, not every writer may not have had that in mind, and that is probably exactly why when authorative understandings of the commandment would be made, they would be codified with external definitions, similar to the story of the Good Samaritan. Like, if we define the commandment, then whatever the specific term used, it becomes defined by that clarification used by that community...some of the statements in John's Gospel as well as 1 John appear to be reaching this directive, because...when the question of who my neighbour is answered, some have asked what is "love" and how is that then defined? Similar to how 1 Cor 13 tries to answer that. If that makes sense?
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@allknowing (55736)
• India
30 Mar 16
i saw you somewhere here and that was a [pleasant surprise. Welcome to myLot - a great site.
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
Is that you, Grace? How wonderful to see you here!
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@allknowing (55736)
• India
31 Mar 16
@Ruby3881 Yes it's me. We are going to have a ball fights and all
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
31 Mar 16
@allknowing I look forward to it, my dear Grace! It's wonderful to know I have a ready-made opponent for when I feel like kicking up a little dust
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• Midland, Michigan
30 Mar 16
I almost made it to blogjob today to look you up, but never did get over there. I found it was great for blogging, but I didn't think many did much interacting when I was there before coming here. Glad you made it here. This month and next the admin is paying out anything over a dollar to get people started. We don't know what it will be after that. It's been ten bucks, and they pay automatically by about the fifteenth of the following month. No one needs to request payment.
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
I love that setup! It's always great when nobody has to request payment, and all payments are made promptly. Also, I really appreciate the dollar threshold. Being that I'm starting very late in the month, it may be tight to see any earnings for March, but at least I have a decent chance! As for BlogJob, it's quite social if you get involved in a few discussions. It helps to participate in a forum or group.
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@Dextoi (1963)
• Philippines
30 Mar 16
Hi there! I was from bubblews as well but I kind of stopped when my account is deleted back then. I'm not sure why though. That's when a lot of people were starting to get doubtful about the site. I've seen a lot of bubblews members here :) But I can't name them all as I have forgotten some of them. Anyway, welcome to myLot! A message from a newbie as well :)
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
It's sad what happened to many of us at Bubblews. They deleted a lot of accounts without notice - some because they decided to ban whole countries and didn't bother to tell anyone. It's good to see that other sites are more reliable, and have a better business sense.
@Dextoi (1963)
• Philippines
30 Mar 16
@Ruby3881 Bubblews has got a lot of spammers though. I guess what they did was some simple clean up but was not really thought of better. I mean, there could have been other ways to stop that problem.
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
31 Mar 16
@Dextoi Indeed, there were better ways to deal with the spammers - and other issues they experienced. I doubt they learned how to fix the problems, but they did learn never to promise users a share of the earnings again! Their new app is free, but no earning opportunity. It's purely social, and driven by many celebrities. I guess Arvind likes to rub elbows with the rich and famous....
@dodo19 (28097)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
30 Mar 16
Welcome. I was also on bubblews and persona paper. I hope that you enjoy it here.
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
And we have something else in common: I'm originally from Montreal (West Island, then Verdun.) I'm sure I've asked you before, but I don't remember where in Montreal you are?
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@dodo19 (28097)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
30 Mar 16
@Ruby3881 I live in the west island. I'm in pointe-Claire. Other than verdun where in the west island were you?
@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
31 Mar 16
@dodo19 I grew up in Baie d'Urfé, and as an adult I also lived in Pointe-Claire and Dorval. I went to school and worked in Ste. Anne's. I was at the veterans hospital when I first graduated high school. I hear it's a very different place now!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
30 Mar 16
Welcome and I hope you enjoy it here as much as I do! =)
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
I'm sure I will! I look forward to catching up with you. I was just glancing through some headlines and I noticed something about a little one coming home from hospital. I hope all your kids are OK?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
30 Mar 16
@Ruby3881 My youngest son is almost 2 months old and he has had some health problems. First his heart murmur and then he had a UTI so they were thinking his kidneys were having issues. It has been never ending really. He goes for his last ultrasound (hopefully) in a couple weeks on his kidneys to make sure they are okay.
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
@LovingMyBabies Oh wow, I didn't realize you'd had another baby! I hope the doctors can figure things out for your little guy, and help him have a healthy and happy infancy.
• United States
30 Mar 16
Welcome and good luck. It's not for everyone, this is a social site that earns pennies...not like the old days at AC/Yahoo.
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
Oh gosh, no! Nothing these days pays anywhere near as well as AC did. I wish....
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• United States
30 Mar 16
@Ruby3881 Those were the days for sure.
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@PapaBits (634)
• Philippines
30 Mar 16
Welcome to mylot :D Hey do you know other site like mylot?
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
Thanks for stopping in to welcome me! I see you've been hard at work here & you're almost at the payment threshold. I hope I will make it this month, too! I am only active at BlogJob, besides here at MyLot. It's similar in some ways, but the payments work differently. There's also more of a focus on setting up personal blogs. Unfortunately, the site is closed to new members right now. I'm glad MyLot was open!
@PapaBits (634)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
@Ruby3881 Do I need to have good writing and grammar to earn there?
@xstitcher (10084)
• Petaluma, California
30 Mar 16
Hi there and welcome ! Always good to see old friends here !
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm really surprised at how many of the old names I still recognize
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• Canada
30 Mar 16
It's always fun to see a familiar face! Welcome to the site!
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
I'm glad so many folks have kept their usernames and profile pics the same! Great to see you again
@Daljinder (19831)
• India
30 Mar 16
Welcome to mylot!!
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
Thank you for the kind welcome!
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
30 Mar 16
Hello Kyla, I am so glad you decided to join. Looking around you will find a lot of familiar faces, both from Bubblews and Persona Paper. Take the time to look around, this is a great site to stay in touch.
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
I already have found and followed quite a few old friends, Anna. And I was so glad to find you among them!
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@carebear29 (26161)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
30 Mar 16
Welcome and have tons of fun.
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
Thanks so much for the welcome, and the encouragement! I think you were the first person to reply to one of my comments when I arrived here, late last night.
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@Shavkat (46777)
• Philippines
30 Mar 16
Welcome to the site. Looking forward to see you around.
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
Thanks for the welcome!
@paigea (21188)
• Canada
31 Mar 16
Good to see you here. Welcome!
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
31 Mar 16
Great to see you too! I look forward to catching up :)
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@paigea (21188)
• Canada
31 Mar 16
@Ruby3881 I hope to be here more but having computer issues!
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@Ruby3881 (2088)
• Canada
31 Mar 16
@paigea I can definitely identify with that! I've been offline for several months, as all our computers went down one after the other. I've only been back about a week now.