I WONDER HOW THEY DO IT.

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@Kandae11 (40188)
May 31, 2017 8:53am CST
Yes, I wonder how they do it -- write for three or more sites at the same time - and always seem to be searching for more. Here are the five reasons why I cannot do it. (1) Mylot already takes up a bit too much of my time - and I am addicted. (2) When I embark on something, I like to give it my best - and I cannot do that if I am writing for multiple sites - one or the other will suffer. (3) I am dealing with other offline projects which are very important ,as they keep me in the lifestyle I am accustomed to. (4) I need some me time,- time to indulge in at least one or two of my hobbies - like reading or watching a good movie. (5) I dislike the idea of staring at a computer screen longer than the hours I have alloted - not good for the eyes.
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@DianneN (81925)
• United States
31 May 17
I agree with you. This is my only writing site, and even this takes its toll on my normal life.
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@Kandae11 (40188)
31 May 17
Same here.
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@DianneN (81925)
• United States
31 May 17
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@TheHorse (70756)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Jun 17
Mine too. I should be grading papers right now. I'm here.
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@1hopefulman (31539)
• Canada
31 May 17
So you are a one social-site woman?
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@Kandae11 (40188)
31 May 17
Basically yes. I wanted to catch up with some old friends so I joined FB a few months ago , I haven't been successful so far but then again - I have only been there about fifteen times in three months.
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@1hopefulman (31539)
• Canada
31 May 17
@Kandae11 I go to FB about once a week and even that I find too much. It is not a place that I love hanging out. MyLot is #1 in my book!
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@Kandae11 (40188)
31 May 17
@1hopefulman I am with you there.
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@jstory07 (69054)
• Roseburg, Oregon
31 May 17
I go from site to site all day. I do things off line in between.
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@Kandae11 (40188)
1 Jun 17
Good for you.
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@suziecat7 (3396)
• Asheville, North Carolina
1 Jun 17
I do the same.
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@hereandthere (32437)
• Philippines
31 May 17
i notice that some of them tend to forget or mix up the rules of the sites, or they think/expect that what they can do in one site, they can do in others.
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@Kandae11 (40188)
31 May 17
I didn't think about that aspect of it.
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• Philippines
31 May 17
@Kandae11 i've seen it happen a lot, not just here, but in other sites, too.
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@RubyHawk (28240)
• Atlanta, Georgia
1 Jun 17
@hereandthere Actually I was never mixed up if that happened your articles would be deleted.
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
31 May 17
I am pretty much like you too. Actually I also write for my blog. It is difficult to write on my blog and in mylot at the same time.
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@Kandae11 (40188)
31 May 17
Your attention is divided between the two.
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
1 Jun 17
@Kandae11 Yes. I prefer to just focus on one at a time.
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@allknowing (68521)
• India
1 Jun 17
To each their own. I am a lady of leisure so to say having time to pursue my interests which are several including blogging.
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@Kandae11 (40188)
1 Jun 17
I agree with you there. You do whatever is okay for you.
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@TheHorse (70756)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Jun 17
What are your favorite things to blog about?
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@allknowing (68521)
• India
1 Jun 17
@TheHorse Anything under the sun but my personal blog is on gardening.
@GardenGerty (101599)
• United States
31 May 17
I have written for as many as two recreational sites at a time. It is hard to keep things fresh. I will work at doing freelance work sometimes, but that is with titles others choose.
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@Kandae11 (40188)
31 May 17
I did some freelance work before joining a writing site.
@TheHorse (70756)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Jun 17
I enjoying writing reviews of products (that I chose) on Epinions. After reviewing 50 or so guitars, my writing started to feel "formulaic" (insert proper descriptive here), but I still enjoyed it. I think I joined "the site that will not be named" as Epinions was dying.
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@Kandae11 (40188)
1 Jun 17
@TheHorse So many of them die.
@dramagirl26 (3343)
• Ringgold, Virginia
31 May 17
Those are very good reasons. I work for multiple sites because I've always heard it's best not to put all your eggs in one basket. I think that's one of the reasons people write for other sites.
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@Kandae11 (40188)
1 Jun 17
That is a good enough reason - if you have the time -why not.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
1 Jun 17
@Kandae11 That's true. It can be hard and time-consuming, but if you can handle it then go for it.
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@manikarnika (2533)
• India
31 May 17
Yeah...All points are really good and acceptable. As a newbie l belong to first point and l too like to give my level best...Also l am not active at any other sites except Mylot.l like that much Mylot...l think some of them who are working in other sites too have speed reading and writing skill...Also for ladies is very difficult to work on multiple sites and especially to housewives...Because they are having more commitment like taking care of family and satisfy their needs...
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@Kandae11 (40188)
31 May 17
Especially those who do an outside 9 to 5 job - and of course, housewives with kids to take care of.
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• India
31 May 17
@Kandae11 yeah...You're right.A great applause to them
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@MALUSE (42515)
• Germany
31 May 17
I've found out over the years that I'm a one-site person, too. My main argument is that even though there are similar sites, they all have a different atmosphere. Funnily, this is also the case if members post the same texts on different sites. I find it too exhausting to adapt to the different nuances.
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@Kandae11 (40188)
31 May 17
Bubblews was my first - I needed time to adapt there. When I joined Mylot( my second) I found I had to adapt all over again. I have neither the time nor the inclination to do that with multiple sites.
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@BettyB (4218)
• Summerville, South Carolina
31 May 17
I write on two sites but that's my limit. I enjoy both sites but I rarely spend more than a hour or two each day on either site. If the weather is bad and I'm stuck inside I'll be on the computer a little more. It's when I get caught up writing fiction that I have trouble keeping up with both sites.
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@Kandae11 (40188)
31 May 17
I wish the day was longer so that I could do all the things I would like to do.
@bluesa (14027)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
31 May 17
@Kandae11 , oh jeepers, I agree, I can barely keep up here. I don't know how others juggle more, eek!
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@Kandae11 (40188)
31 May 17
Hats off to those who can.
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@bluesa (14027)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
1 Jun 17
@Kandae11 absolutely
@bluesa (14027)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
2 Jun 17
@HAPPSINGH thank You, there seems never enough hours. :)
@dianadee (1726)
• South Africa
1 Jun 17
Need to break free and enjoy the wide open spaces with the butterflies and bees!
@thelme55 (14946)
• Germany
1 Jun 17
I miss my tropical garden now thinking of the butterflies and birds coming and going.
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@dianadee (1726)
• South Africa
1 Jun 17
@thelme55 A garden is something I really miss at the moment..renting out our house at this present time!
@Kandae11 (40188)
1 Jun 17
So much to enjoy and so little time.
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@Nawsheen (23013)
• Mauritius
1 Jun 17
I use only mylot. If I am to use other sites too I will be trapped in this virtual world and would not be able to enjoy the beauty of the outside world
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@Kandae11 (40188)
1 Jun 17
My sentiments exactly.
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@Nawsheen (23013)
• Mauritius
1 Jun 17
@Nawsheen (23013)
• Mauritius
1 Jun 17
@Fleurnight Yes going for a walk and spending times with my family is the best
@RubyHawk (28240)
• Atlanta, Georgia
1 Jun 17
I have written for several sites at the same time. Now. I don't know how I did it.
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@Kandae11 (40188)
1 Jun 17
You would have a method I suppose - and of course - the desire.
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@thelme55 (14946)
• Germany
1 Jun 17
Just the same with me. I didn’t know how I did it.
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@RubyHawk (28240)
• Atlanta, Georgia
2 Jun 17
@Kandae11 Yes, I enjoyed writing and earning.
@TheHorse (70756)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Jun 17
I simply wouldn't have the time. If you include speaker restoration and music, I already work five jobs.
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@Kandae11 (40188)
1 Jun 17
I wonder how you do it.
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@TheHorse (70756)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Jun 17
@Kandae11 I just graded a bunch of papers and am using MyLot as a "reward" for getting real-world stuff done. Next, I head to "other" work and turn in a bunch of progress notes. Tomorrow morning I work at the preschool. At least the speakers I'm restoring are almost done and we have no gigs this weekend. I need a vacation!
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@Kandae11 (40188)
1 Jun 17
@TheHorse And you put out great music as well.
@SIMPLYD (81346)
• Philippines
1 Jun 17
Just like you I love myLot. Though, I also search for other earning sites. We have to admit that we cannot earn that much here. But since we love it here, we still are here despite having found another earning site already. We really just have to allot time for each so we can enjoy both.
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@Kandae11 (40188)
1 Jun 17
If I didn't have so much offline work to do I might have tried for another, but like @Nawsheen - I would hate to be trapped in a virtual world.
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@thelme55 (14946)
• Germany
1 Jun 17
I agree with you @SIMPLYD.
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@SIMPLYD (81346)
• Philippines
2 Jun 17
@Kandae11 I understand. When I have two online sites, I get a headache because I want to drop by the two sites always.
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@magnumopus (1674)
• Singapore
31 May 17
I believed that most of us share your 5 reasons in connection as to how others can manage it---maybe some of them are superman or superwoman for that matter!
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@Kandae11 (40188)
31 May 17
Or it could be that a very strict schedule is followed.
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@thelme55 (14946)
• Germany
1 Jun 17
@Kandae11 schedules are there to be broken as there are many circumstances that hinder me from following my schedule like unexpected visitor.
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@Kandae11 (40188)
1 Jun 17
@thelme55 Same here - oftentimes, everyday living disrupts my schedule.
@andriaperry (56087)
• United States
31 May 17
I used to write on several sites each day, and it was easy. Since I do not facebook much anymore I spend that time here and I make a few dollars. and I like my friends better, some are here that are also on facebook, But when Niume was going strong I wrote there, mostly recipes and food, or photos. I have several of my own blogs and two are active, I write there a few times a week but I do not get paid, yet. The thing you have to do is make a schedule and stick to it, stay on each site the allotted time and no more. Sometimes I will write up a weeks worth of articles and have them ready or set on schedule to auto post so all I have to do is share the blog with social media. With all that said, I think I am a natural born writer. Or maybe I think I am, who knows?
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@Kandae11 (40188)
31 May 17
Good for you. I never know what I will meet up with when I switch on Mylot - and most of the time I spend more time here than planned - but I like it here , so I choose to write here only. The other deterrent for me is that I do not like spending too much time staring at a computer screen - I use my eyes for many other things too - like my painting, drawing , sewing and doll making as well as reading. I don't plan on putting my eyesight at risk. But kudos to those who can do it all.
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@thelme55 (14946)
• Germany
1 Jun 17
Well, what can I say @andriaperry. We are in the same boat and I have a schedule time to do my blogging though I don't schedule them for publishing. I publish them when I think it is okay. You are even more busy than me as you have other offline works to do. I always call you a superwoman
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@andriaperry (56087)
• United States
1 Jun 17
@luispas (1719)
• Venezuela
31 May 17
It's great to focus on one thing at a time. But I'm the kind of person who start something but has necessity of do so many things at the same time, so I tend to leave things halfway.
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@Kandae11 (40188)
31 May 17
That is what I am afraid of - I am not very good at multi-tasking.
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@luispas (1719)
• Venezuela
31 May 17
@Kandae11 so the best choice is to keep doing the things as you do. Trust me, sometimes multi-tasking don't help haha
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@thelme55 (14946)
• Germany
1 Jun 17
@Kandae11 I think I am very good at multitasking. I have learned it in my teenage time when I had to work as a working student while studying in college. I studied my lesson everywhere I could by studying when I was babysitting while doing household works in the house of my high school principal. Sometimes I was studying while cooking or washing the laundry with my hands. That was a hard time but I didn't regret it. I still have contact with the kids I took care of and their parents.
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