Results of my MyLot experiment for today

@TheHorse (67110)
Pleasant Hill, California
February 16, 2017 9:05pm CST
I had some free time this morning, and decided to see what happened if I didn't post, but spent an hour or two visiting others posts and leaving comments. When people commented on my comments, I commented back, but I resisted the temptation to post. The results revealed that you can do OK here without posting. I got about 2/3 of the number of comments I get when I post something, and made about 2/3 of what I make when I post something in the morning and then comment away before leaving for work. Of course, things died off as soon as I left for work, but it was still an interesting experiment. Do you ever conduct similar "experiments"? I'm off to band practice now (it's 7 PM California time), so I won't be able to comment on comments until I get back. But I will.
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@xFiacre (4573)
• Ireland
17 Feb 17
@thehorse my insomnia means that I get to post when Americans are awake and I think that has an impact, but not on US election results or anything like that.
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• United States
17 Feb 17
Oh, if only it could have an impact on the election results here... I imagine we wouldn't be quite the laughingstock we currently are if that were the case!
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@xFiacre (4573)
• Ireland
17 Feb 17
@owlandbutterfly You might try influencing our election on March 2, but only if you're going to turn things round so that my guy wins.
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• United States
17 Feb 17
@xFiacre Shoot, I wouldn't even know where to begin on that one.
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@TheSojourner (17450)
• United States
17 Feb 17
I'm always doing experiments! Sometimes, I will write things and when I find that they don't get any responses or only one or two responses, I'll go and change the title of it to see if that makes more sense. Sometimes it does sometimes it doesn't
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Feb 17
Oh, I've done that one a couple of times too!
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• United States
17 Feb 17
@TheHorse and sometimes that doesn't even help! I got a couple like that right now
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• United States
18 Feb 17
@TheHorse oh my goodness gracious! I have an idea, but I have a feeling that it would bebanned! Ha
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Feb 17
Ihad about the same results as you did but I am wordy and have so much time I just post too
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Feb 17
I wish I had more time to conduct more "experiments."
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• United States
17 Feb 17
@TheHorse I am in North Carolina, time zone wise I am an hour ahead of "mylot" time. Generally speaking I am online when people from the UK are just waking and finishing breakfast and coming online. This is also about the time that those in the Phillippines are finishing their shifts of work and coming home to mylot. This is also "the spamming hour" as a lot of almost bot type accounts come to play. Anyway, what I was getting at is a "time of day" experiment might be fun but it all boils down to who you have always interacted with the most. Even if you were to conduct different experiments, the results would most likely be tainted because those who would be most likely to respond are those who have communicated with you the most...
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• Richfield, Utah
17 Feb 17
@TheHorse me too!
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@amnabas (10309)
• Karachi, Pakistan
17 Feb 17
Yes I have done it once and it was fruitful.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Feb 17
It's all about getting involved in active conversations. It doesn't matter if they're your own.
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• United States
17 Feb 17
@TheHorse That's exactly what it boils down to!
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@amnabas (10309)
• Karachi, Pakistan
17 Feb 17
@TheHorse yes true...
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• Philippines
17 Feb 17
I don't know if I should make an experiment. For me, the idea here is having conversation with people even if it's a bit short.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 May
I enjoy it when conversations continue. It just makes things more fun. And some threads can be quite funny.
@akalinus (17406)
• United States
9 May
@TheHorse I remember one started by Russ Teed about his pet stick he called Peeve. That got so hilarious and so long and I loved it.
@Asylum (48278)
• Manchester, England
17 Feb 17
Posting a discussion naturally increases the activity available to you, but I often go a week or so between posting and still manage a reasonable level of activity.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Feb 17
I've never gone that long with out posting--except when I'm on vacation, as I don't bring technology with me.
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@Asylum (48278)
• Manchester, England
17 Feb 17
@TheHorse I often do because I only post a discussion of I have something specific in mind.
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@Mike197602 (13754)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 17
I often go a month or so without posting a discussion and I make payout nearly always.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
17 Feb 17
My only 'experiments' involve getting songs past the algorithm filter at facebook without getting my morning video banned
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Feb 17
What kinds of filter(s) do they have there? I only post videos from YouTube.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
17 Feb 17
@TheHorse Occasionally I get blocked over what song is playing in the background. It's only happened 5 times, but I get 'spanked' for 24 hours each time.
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• United States
17 Feb 17
Meh. I've done it in the past. Now I tend to stick to only a few people that I am in constant mylot conversations with here. I have fun and that's what I care about. Sure the money comes in handy, but I don't try to earn more or experiment on what works best.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Feb 17
I do my little experiments just for fun. Some results could be helpful to newbies, though.
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• United States
17 Feb 17
@TheHorse Sure, if newbies ever listened! haha ok well some do listen
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@josie_ (7412)
• Philippines
17 Feb 17
I do that almost all the time. Now I'm going to experiment writing a discussion daily.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 May
Has it worked for you?
@marguicha (97240)
• Chile
17 Feb 17
Someone told me days ago that she had earned about the same without posting.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
17 Feb 17
I have done stuff like that and learned a few thing, I do best when I post 1-2 times a day, but those posts are spaced out in time, and the rest of the day is reading new stuff and responding to whatever needs to be responded too.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Feb 17
@TheHorse even those who follow dont always hit them all, I would for my followers, but I tend to not follow ppl that do that either
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Feb 17
@Jessicalynnt I just ignore that kind of poster. They tend to do the "What is your favorite color? Mine is red because red means passion" kind of post.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Feb 17
@TheHorse lol, yeah, not really worth what time we can spare on here
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@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
17 Feb 17
I notice that my bank does move even on a day that I don't post a discussion. It seems to be the interactions that matter the most.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Feb 17
But once I finally gave in and posted yesterday, it gave me extra opportunities for interaction.
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@ptrikha_2 (8696)
• India
21 Feb 17
@TheHorse I think what makes Mylot stand out are these "interactions" like the one happening on this very post. Here we keep on discussing and share so much! It also takes away oyr minds from our daily grinds, disappointments and tiredness.
• United States
17 Feb 17
It works because you earn from comments not from posting. I have done that bu I like to post at least once a day. I come here to express myself!!!!
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Feb 17
I suppose I do too! If I'm in town, it's hard for me to go a day without posting.
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@vickyrose (2013)
• Canberra, Australia
17 Feb 17
Me too, I like writing and expressing myself.
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@LadyDuck (163412)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 17
This is what I do all the time here, if you check my profile I wrote very few posts, but I go around commenting a lot.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Feb 17
Yes, I've noticed that. And when you DO post, you get a nice response. I like learning abut Switzerland from you.
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@LadyDuck (163412)
• Switzerland
18 Feb 17
@TheHorse Thank you. I love so much to read the discussions of the others that many days I find no time to post.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 17
I just got back to mylot last night. Have not been experimenting. But I will go back here to write and interact as much as I can.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Feb 17
Interacting is what it's all about.
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• United States
17 Feb 17
There's a notable difference between the different types of activity, isn't there? Here's another challenge for you: concentrate your activity in just a few places. It doesn't matter if it's your discussion or one that someone else started, but it has an interesting effect on earnings, too. It seems that it's easier to get interactions on individual posts when it's all in one (interesting) place.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 May
That's a good point. It has to be a post that's truly of interest to me, though. I tend to spread myself around.
@lokisdad (4267)
• United States
18 Feb 17
I have in the past but they never gave me the results I was looking for the results were always different each time. I think it frustrated me more leaving me with more questions than answers so I stopped. Today I was busy all day and didn't really have much time til now to really interact with everyone.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Feb 17
Sometimes I feel like the "randomness factor" rules. But I did learn that one can do OK without posting.
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@ptrikha_2 (8696)
• India
21 Feb 17
@TheHorse Indeed, this discussion itself has fetched you a lot of responses and people seemed to have sit up and noticed it a lot.
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• Bournemouth, England
17 Feb 17
I guess to me it's all one long experiment. I do have a specific one in mind to try out soon, though...
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Feb 17
Oohh...will you tell us about it when it's done?
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• Bournemouth, England
18 Feb 17
@TheHorse I will do.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Feb 17
@asfarasiknow I think Coral and I are working on one now.
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@Platespinner (16782)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
17 Feb 17
I've done the same thing myself a time or two. I haven't had much to say (at least not that I would want to say publicly) lately, so I've mostly stuck to commenting...and even that has been a bit sparse lately. However, my bank continues to slowly creep upwards.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Feb 17
I find active conversations (whether on my post or someone else's) to be the most fun as well, especially if they get a bit silly. I don't mind digressions.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
19 Feb 17
@TheHorse Digressions are what make this site fun!
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@akalinus (17406)
• United States
9 May
@TheHorse I welcome digressions on mine. I drop little hints in the comments to turn the discussion around just a twist and go off on a new tangent.
@akalinus (17406)
• United States
17 Feb 17
I am always trying different things. I mostly try to see what works to make the most cash.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 May
Whatever leads to the most interaction leads to the greatest earnings. I enjoy it when I'm involved in a lengthy and silly discussion in which everyone is responding to each other.
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@akalinus (17406)
• United States
9 May
@TheHorse Those are my favorite kind. I have had a lot of fun here with some people. I miss DE.