Do you have family or friends who are active on mylot?

@shaggin (37116)
United States
January 31, 2017 3:37pm CST
Part of me would love if someone I know was active here on mylot so we could help each other earn by reading about and commenting on each other's posts. Years ago I did have a few people sign up but they only wrote a few posts and quit. Now I am glad I do not know anyone here from where I live and hope that I never do run into anyone on here that I know personally. I live my privacy of being able to write what I want here without being judged. It's one reason I am active here much more then Facebook anymore. I know there is a woman who invited her sister back to mylot recently but I am not sure if she is staying active or not. It got me thinking how others would feel to have people here they knew reading everything they write. I also wondered if there were any couples here at mylot who we both active and did find that out a few minutes ago when @Berniezeitler said he was going to recommend a post of mine to his wife.
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@JolietJake (51125)
• United States
31 Jan 17
I've never worried about it, I am pretty open with my opinions and have never said anything here I would be ashamed for anyone I know to see. And having said that, my baby sister is here and active.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
1 Feb 17
That is cool your sister is active here :-) I try not to write unkind things here but some things I have written likely would offended the people I wrote about it they knew it was about them.
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@Happy2BeMe (75072)
• Canada
31 Jan 17
No i I don't have anybody on here that I know and I am okay with that.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
31 Jan 17
Haha well I just hope in my case that if there is anyone I know on here that they won't realize it is me without my profile picture being a photo of me. Just in case I usually don't post similar posts here and at Facebook about my daily happenings.
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@Happy2BeMe (75072)
• Canada
31 Jan 17
@shaggin that is a good idea. I hardly post on FB anymore. Evenot if somebody on here knee me it would never okay I don't really say anything that I wouldn't want anybody to read.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
31 Jan 17
@Happy2BeMe I have bitten my tongue on some things in my life but I much prefer when I feel upset about something being able to come here and talk about it.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
31 Jan 17
My writing life is my private life, too.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
31 Jan 17
If your children know you post photos of them and your grandkids would they be upset? I am sure you have permission based on things you have said. My 9 year old son would be extremely mad if he knew I write about him at times he's a grump.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
1 Feb 17
@shaggin Not at all!
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@Corbin5 (109338)
• United States
31 Jan 17
No, I have no friends and family on myLot. A very good thing.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
31 Jan 17
I love your posts and can't imagine anyone you know being offended by anything you have written if they did know you in person.
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@Corbin5 (109338)
• United States
31 Jan 17
@shaggin Well, thank you for your kind words my friend. I love your posts too. I am such a private person, and a big-time introvert too, that I like to keep my writing to myself.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
1 Feb 17
@Corbin5 Now so never would have expected you to be an introvert. I am a bit as well. It is funny how people appear more outgoing with posting then they actually would be in person. I could never carry on the conversations in person that I do on here. I get nervous and get tongue tied.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
31 Jan 17
My sister is here but she has such a crazy busy life that she's rarely active. She comes here every few months when she can but she's always on the go offline. I don't mind her being here because she knows everything about me anyway but I don't want anyone else here that I know personally. I like using the site to vent and write about personal things.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
31 Jan 17
When I wrote this I was thinking of your post introducing your sister but wasn't sure if she is very active or not as I haven't noticed any posts lately.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Feb 17
@shaggin She has a crazy busy life so she isn't here a whole lot.
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@sishy7 (27631)
• Australia
1 Feb 17
No one I know offline knows me online - I don't even have a Facebook account or use any other online social medias.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
1 Feb 17
There are times when I get very obsessed with Facebook but it has been a few months since my last bout at least. Usually when I am single and depressed I spend more time there. I much prefer mylot.
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• United States
10 Feb 17
@shaggin What is beneficial about having @Susan2015 here is she has a different focus. I have been writing on line since before I knew @susan2015 so when she heard I was writing on line she wanted to gain some writing experience. She writes more leisurely and I try to focus on some specific areas. My writing has changed over time here on Mylot to a more casual form. Prior to this I wrote for Associated Content ( which became Yahoo Voices and then went away. With both of us writing here we have different focuses and in some cases very different followers. It is good to know who is out there though.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
10 Feb 17
That is really neat that she joined and stayed here after you told her about this site. I told a few people years ago and they did not stay so it is just me here which I like now! It would be interesting if your wife wrong about the same topic as you did get showed a totally different view on the same situation. My boyfriend and I think very differently about things so sometimes I just keep mum so we won't argue.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
10 Feb 17
@Berniezeitler I've never heard of Yahoo voices. I used to write on gather and mylot. I have been here at least 9 years except when they quit paying. I loved gather. I wrote on Bubblews and PersonaPaper but I prefer mylot.
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@sans224 (1833)
1 Feb 17
Not really. But I have many from my lot community as family and friends now
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
1 Feb 17
Have you actually met any mylot members in person?
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@sans224 (1833)
1 Feb 17
@shaggin Not yet. i just started. wat abt you?
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
1 Feb 17
@sans224 Nope but I do know a few who live within a few hours of me and others thousands of miles away that I would love to meet.
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@Plethos (10309)
• United States
1 Feb 17
no. im here by my lonesome.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
1 Feb 17
Do you wish people you know in person were here for you to interact with?
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@Plethos (10309)
• United States
1 Feb 17
@shaggin - no. This site is my world away from them. Different people, different opinions, different, everything.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
1 Feb 17
@Plethos That is the same with me
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@NJChicaa (42226)
• United States
31 Jan 17
no, no one I know in real life uses this site.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
31 Jan 17
Are you happy about that or do you wish someone you know was here to interact with?
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@NJChicaa (42226)
• United States
31 Jan 17
@shaggin I'm fine with it. I have people here that I enjoy interacting with.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
31 Jan 17
@NJChicaa I love the people here at mylot. I only ran into one person in the 9 years I've been here that I did not like and blocked.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
1 Feb 17
No, just Mylot friends who I met on Mylot or a different writing site when it was still open
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
1 Feb 17
I used to be on gather, bubblews and personapaper. I really miss gather the most but I love mylot!
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@Tina30219 (34455)
• Onaway, Michigan
31 Jan 17
No I don't know anyone here at all and I like you am glad I don't.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
31 Jan 17
Seems to be what most people are feeling the same as us.
@JudyEv (125893)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Jan 17
I know of at least two couples here and quite a few sibling members - and a mother and daughter. I think it would restrict my writing to have family members or friends here. I'm quite happy just to be here and not know people personally.
@shaggin (37116)
• United States
31 Jan 17
It used to be good if we had referrals and they were active as we could earn from them. Even if that was the option again I would not invite anyone I know here as I like this to be my secret writing place.
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@libster (168)
• Richland, Washington
1 Feb 17
I'm also glad that nobody I know is on here. It's not like I post anything I wouldn't want someone to see, but it's nice knowing I could.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
1 Feb 17
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@MALUSE (41186)
• Germany
31 Jan 17
No family, no friends, not even country people here. It seems that I'm the only German on the site.
@shaggin (37116)
• United States
31 Jan 17
Mylot used to have a way to search who was from the same town, state and country. It was interesting. I do not think it can be done anymore.
@Tina30219 (34455)
• Onaway, Michigan
31 Jan 17
@shaggin That would be cool to see if any of our mylot friends are from the same area as us.
@shaggin (37116)
• United States
31 Jan 17
@Tina30219 It was best but made up easier to track and since I prefer my anonymity more now I am glad we can't search people by towns anymore.
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@rebelann (41920)
• El Paso, Texas
31 Jan 17
I only know the people whom I've met on other sites but none of my real world friends or family have joined. It doesn't bother me either way, I rarely write about family or friends on any of the sites I belong to ...... ok, that's a lie, I do write about my furmily, both past and present but none of them care what I write anywho.
@shaggin (37116)
• United States
1 Feb 17
Around here everyone is so nosy. I like how I have my privacy to write here unlike on Facebook where everyone knows me in person.
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@rebelann (41920)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Feb 17
I can relate to that @shaggin I am very careful what I write on FB for the same reason. I use words that might easily be misunderstood, by furmily I meant my pets. There are no humans here except me.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
1 Feb 17
@rebelann lol I never heard of furmily before did you make that up?
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@besweet (7227)
• Greece
8 Feb 17
I don't have any friends or family who have joined mylot. I like it this way, I can write all my thoughts and I can have open conversations with other mylotters, I can talk about my job and my problems and get great advice from a variety of people. It is good to get fresh eyes on our everyday thoughts sometimes, it can change our perspective and help us be more open minded.
@shaggin (37116)
• United States
9 Feb 17
That is true by writing about things here we get unbiased opinions! I like my anonymity here. When I want to post things about my kids or I that I want people who know me to know then I post it on Facebook.
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@besweet (7227)
• Greece
9 Feb 17
@shaggin I don't post much on Facebook any more. Here I can write about work, complain about my job or ask opinions about relationships. It's something that I can only do with close friends.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
9 Feb 17
@besweet I am less and less active on Facebook as the years are passing by. Here at mylot I can write about things I don't feel comfortable talking about even with friends :-)
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• Trinidad And Tobago
1 Feb 17
I would love to get my niece and a few others involve in writing in MyLot ...but firstly, it's hard to sign up (technical problems)...and secondly, a steady internet service is not available. I would love to have people frequenting my discussion and supporting my with observations and comments. However, it's my personal observation that way too much private information is shared here. I know that people feel really comfortable...but still. Do you know that these articles and comments circulate the internet? I got a shot when I saw one of mine.
@shaggin (37116)
• United States
1 Feb 17
Wow I would be a bit shocked tinder one of my posts going around on the internet. Back at the old mylot I used to write much more personal topics and I am glad that I deleted many of them and many of them mylot deleted when it started paying again and updated their rules. I feel like I had a fresher start when I came back to write here.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
2 Feb 17
@shaggin Yes, seriously, I was shocked.After I get paid (haven't got paid yet) I am going to go back and delete one or two of my blog post. I wrote with the intention of sharing on myLot where I am relatively unknown...but I have shared way too much personal things. MyLot people are warm people and I got drawn into it (^_^). However I was researching a topic on my country for another blog on another site...and when I put the tag in, my own post showed up from here. It was not a factual blog on myLot...so I am not happy it was presented as a source of information. So, I am more careful now. However if I could, I would like to have some people who could join this site with me. The pay is low, but it is quite a relaxing forum to meet with other people. For that reason, I like this site.
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@shaggin (37116)
• United States
2 Feb 17
@Gita17112016 Wow. I really would have been shocked about that as well. I hope you do get some people you know to join and interact with then. Mylot is so much fun! You have never been paid yet here?
@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
25 Feb 17
Both of my sisters have Mylot accounts, but haven't been active in awhile.
@shaggin (37116)
• United States
25 Feb 17
That is neat they are both here for you to interact with to bad they aren't active though. It may be a nice way for you to keep in touch.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
25 Feb 17
@shaggin it was fun when they spent time here.
@fluffysue (1458)
• United States
2 Feb 17
No, I also like the relative "privacy" of posting here, so I haven't gotten anybody else into using the site. I like that I can just ramble about whatever, and unlike on Facebook, no one is probably going to notice if I make 4 posts about my cat in one day. Although, if I told any of my family or friends about the site, they'd likely find me by my user name in about 30 seconds. So I have not even mentioned it.
@shaggin (37116)
• United States
2 Feb 17
The only thing that would be easy for people to realize who I am here if they knew me in person would be my username. I would like it to be different for that reason but I wanted the people here from the old mylot to remember me and if I changed my username they might not recognize me.
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@fluffysue (1458)
• United States
4 Feb 17
Yes, that was my issue, too, I wanted to keep it consistent...the same with the picture, which I really need to change because I don't want a real picture of me, but I think it is small enough you can't see me anyway. (Plus I was younger and thinner then, so that's a plus! ) My friends would likely recognize that picture though since it's from a trip I took with a bunch of them 10 years ago.
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@velvet53 (16987)
• Palisade, Colorado
1 Feb 17
I don;t have but I am trying to get my D-I-L to join. I hope that she does cause I think it would be great for her.
@shaggin (37116)
• United States
1 Feb 17
That is nice that you want her to join us here. Most of the comments I received were those like myself who like this being our private place.
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@velvet53 (16987)
• Palisade, Colorado
2 Feb 17
@shaggin I don't mind her being here cause we are very open with each other. She probably already knows everything that I have posted here.