That's What It's All About

@GardenGerty (102535)
United States
January 14, 2017 9:38pm CST
myLot is about interaction. myLot is NOT a place to post referral links to other earning sites. myLot is NOT a place to post advertising for a business. We learn this from the guidelines. You may not post links that you stand to make a profit from. myLot is not a site for random polls. You can get that at any social site. It is a place where you can make friends and learn new things. As a side benefit, when you post something that people can discuss with you, you will earn. So, POST something. "I am from some country" "I work at such and such" or "I stay home and do so and so". "This is my favorite meal". You are welcome to post about family and jobs and pets and food and anything that will let us get to know you. You are also welcome to visit any of our posts and talk with us on the topic. We do not care if your English needs to improve, you can practice with us. It is okay. Getting to know one another is what it is all about, on myLot. Welcome, tell us all about it. I know if you start showing up on my discussions, I will be visiting your profile, hoping to learn about you, and hoping you have some discussions to respond to.
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@AmbiePam (50127)
• United States
15 Jan 17
The more in the discussion, the better. One line discussions frustrate me.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
15 Jan 17
I feel hopeful when they know better and begin to do better. I have seen it go both ways, though. Some people get mad if you try to help.
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@patgalca (14605)
• Orangeville, Ontario
15 Jan 17
I get frustrated when I see those one or two sentence posts that do not incite discussion. I feel like saying, 'What's your point?'
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
15 Jan 17
Yes, we get to the point that we want to say "Well, what about it?"
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@Morleyhunt (21005)
• Canada
15 Jan 17
@GardenGerty maybe that's what we should write!
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
16 Jan 17
@Morleyhunt I have seen it done.
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@velvet53 (17418)
• Palisade, Colorado
15 Jan 17
You are so right!
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
15 Jan 17
I have seen people who have started poorly turn it around, but it takes a real willingness to learn and to try other things. I am just seeing a lot of posts that are either deliberate spam or are just from people not understanding.
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@velvet53 (17418)
• Palisade, Colorado
15 Jan 17
@GardenGerty Hopefully they will understand what can be done here.
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@BellaDoc (773)
• San Diego, California
15 Jan 17
@GardenGerty I agree!
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• Baguio, Philippines
15 Jan 17
That is right. That is why I love being here in mylot since I learn a lot of things while joining some of the discussions.
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• Philippines
15 Jan 17
that's true. you learn a lot when you read not just the discussions, but also the responses and comments underneath, and it's okay to join in.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
15 Jan 17
People who come in with that attitude are often the ones who stay and become great contributors.
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• Baguio, Philippines
15 Jan 17
@GardenGerty, that is true. And hopefully all who joined and who are joining mylot have that kind of attitude so they will also enjoy being a part of the site.
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@responsiveme (16816)
• India
16 Jan 17
We have interacted quite a few times.Been here for around six months now. I know you are a keen gardener...@JaboUK 's limericks are a fun and accurate descriptions of mylotters.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
16 Jan 17
Yes, I have seen you around a bit. There are many things I like. Do you find it gets easier the longer you are here? More friends, more opportunities?
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• India
16 Jan 17
@GardenGerty Yes have made a couple of friends.What are our other interests?
@carebear29 (28647)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
15 Jan 17
We are family here. Yeah we all compare earnings but it gives us motivation and something to talk about
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@carebear29 (28647)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
15 Jan 17
@GardenGerty Yes. I love it. I am looking for more places to write
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@allknowing (69455)
• India
15 Jan 17
Newbies are in a mighty hurry to make their presence here without knowing how their presence will be felt.
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@allknowing (69455)
• India
15 Jan 17
@GardenGerty I do not think so. How much can one earn at myLot that they will consider this as work.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
16 Jan 17
@allknowing For me, not too much. I make more in an hour at work than in a month here. On the other hand, there are people in poor countries who can buy a month's worth of food with what they can earn here, if they work. You and I know the payoff of interaction.
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@allknowing (69455)
• India
16 Jan 17
@GardenGerty No matter how hard one works here the earnings are not that one can survive on. To get to 5 dollars one spends an equal amount for ISP or more, 5 dollars work out to around Rs. 350 or thereabout.which could take a month to earn. We pay our maid that much every day. It is better for those who come here mainly to earn if they did some manual work instead . Men get paid double that amount. I therefore doubt if those who come here and do not do what they are expected to do know how this site works. With a bit of telling off and some experience they should get the hang of it. I kept a tab on how much I earned just now - just curious. I was here for two hours and earned 4 cents - I am here because I like to interact at a global level. For the time one spends here one should know it is not the earnings but the relaxation one gets being here.
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@DWDavis (14213)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
16 Jan 17
I fear you are preaching to the choir with this post. Those of us who know and obey the guidelines don't need to be told. Those who need to be told won't pay attention.
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@DWDavis (14213)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
16 Jan 17
@GardenGerty Lest if only one be saved, then the effort was worthwhile. I don't know if that's Biblical, but it fits.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
16 Jan 17
@DWDavis Not sure if it is in the Bible in those words but that lines up with the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin in a way.
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@DWDavis (14213)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
16 Jan 17
@GardenGerty Now that you've reminded me, I do believe those are the parables I must have been trying to think of.
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
16 Jan 17
and I hope new ppl read this and listen!
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
16 Jan 17
As @DWDavis pointed out, the newbies will not read this. I should have put MONEY in the title.
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• Centralia, Missouri
16 Jan 17
@GardenGerty prob! lol
@LadyDuck (176702)
• Switzerland
15 Jan 17
I am glad you pointed this out because I see every day people "suggesting" other writing sites, that is very unfair to this site. When those "wonderful" sites stop paying they all come back here.
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@LadyDuck (176702)
• Switzerland
16 Jan 17
@GardenGerty You are right, some links should never be posted here, even those that bring personal benefits.
@Morleyhunt (21005)
• Canada
15 Jan 17
Most of my responses are more tha just a brief line. I've written about projects I'm working on....I've even had PMs from other Mylotters who want more information.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
15 Jan 17
Oh I love your projects!! PM is the appropriate place to go if we want to learn something that the general population does not need or want to read.
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@Morleyhunt (21005)
• Canada
15 Jan 17
@GardenGerty thank you. I also appreciated handling the "transaction" outside of the public forum.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
15 Jan 17
You always seem to get someone doing that, they don't read what they need to be doing in the first place. First thing you should do when joining a new website is read what you need to be doing.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
15 Jan 17
Exactly. Then they say,"Well I am putting up lots of posts so I can earn". It is hard to get them to understand that if no one responds they do not earn.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
15 Jan 17
@GardenGerty Yes I totally agree with you, it is hard to get them to understand.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
15 Jan 17
A-M-E-N-!!! There is nothing quite myLot and its community!
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
15 Jan 17
It is really a unique community that gives us a chance to earn a little, but also gives a chance to become rich in friends.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
16 Jan 17
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• Peoria, Arizona
15 Jan 17
This! This is the post that needs to be stapled to people's brains when they make an account here! Thank you!
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
15 Jan 17
I think it is a good add on to your post about short posts. I see some people who are really trying, but for some reason are clueless how to begin. I see others who are "trying" in the other sense of the word and trying to get away with things.
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• Peoria, Arizona
17 Jan 17
@GardenGerty People think this is a get rich quick site which is so silly. They thing it is all about posts and not the content which is terrible. But we can all work together and explain these things to people.
@tzwrites (4954)
• Romania
16 Jan 17
I wish more newbies read the guidelines, a look at "new user discussions" is very disappointing.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
17 Jan 17
Yes it is. I do not even want to attempt to answer them.
• United States
16 Jan 17
I enjoy writing, and responding, but, hard if it is just a one liner, or 5 topics up by one person and not much to discuss.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
16 Jan 17
I only respond to one or two a day, per person. I mostly never respond to one liners.
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@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
16 Jan 17
Some great thoughts and at least we can choose here whether we want to see something that have some of the Negativity and Craziness that is posted on Facebook.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
16 Jan 17
It is very refreshing to be here and visit with friends.
@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Jan 17
Well said Heather
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
16 Jan 17
Thanks. It was a long evening with lots of reporting the other night.
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@WriterAI (5238)
• Bulgaria
15 Jan 17
Thank you for the reminder.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
15 Jan 17
Sometimes people need reminding, or a point in the right direction. Yesterday seemed to be that kind of day.
@jhechorain (1228)
• Susanville, California
15 Jan 17
Some people don't read the guidelines.. and seeing all these people they think they can post their opportunities here. That's just not the way mylot is built or intended to be.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
15 Jan 17
No it isn't. They look at it as a good exposure, then find themselves ignored or reported.