Help! I just can't stop myself, LOL

@Canellita (12056)
United States
March 6, 2009 11:50am CST
Do you give yourself a limit to how much time you will spend on myLot each day and then repeatedly go over that time limit? I keep saying I will stop at this number today or I will stop at this time and then something catches my eye that I want to respond to or I think of a new discussion I want to start and before I know it my number has lept up significantly and the day is passing me by, lol! I tell everyone myLot is my new obsession! Good thing I can earn a little pocket money for my time!
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
7 Mar 09
I was just like you when I first joined mylot. I was really enjoying the experience. Then I cashed out and was even more excited. Then I found out about all of the other wonderful opportunities that folks have on here, and I got a bit distracted. For instance I discovered how easy it was to do another site called Gather, a lot similar to mylot, but a lot less restrictions. Plus better payout options if you live in the US at least. Anyway last month, I cashed out with $10+ at mylot and $25 at Gather. This month I'm on target to cashout again at Gather for another $25 by March 15th. And another $25 cashout at Gather again by March 31st. So I've been asking myself do I really want to continue doing mylot. Don't get me wrong I do enjoy the folks here on mylot. A lot of them are pretty funny characters. Then so are the folks on Gather as well. So, I'm at a crossroads right now. I'm not even focused on reaching payout in March on mylot, although I'm sure I will make it before the end of the month at least. I just have been too excited about Gather to be overly concerned with mylot right now.
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
15 Mar 09
You know I joined Gather a long time ago through My Points and I never really spent any time with it. I logged into my account the other day to confirm it was the same site others have been talking about but I haven't figured out how things work yet. I figure even if I don't post much and it takes me a while to reach payout it will be great to have some extra spending money when it does happen.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
16 Mar 09
I just cashed out again at Gather, and I'm on my way to cashing out again. I'm waiting to see the new changes with mylot that are supposed to make it easier to earn money on here. So until I see them, I'm just abiding my time here and not really focused on the minimum payout here.
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
16 Mar 09
You'll have to send me your Gather ID so I we can link up. I never did anything with my account and they don't let you change your user name so I decided to just start over.
• China
7 Mar 09
I am the new of mylot. I also want to earn some pocket money for my own.In fact, mylot is strange to me. can you give me some proposals ? I also want to make friends here.
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
15 Mar 09
I think the best thing is to just look around. Visit profiles, respond to discussions and when someone has something to say that you like invite them to be a friend. Also set your preferences to email you when things happen with discussions so you can keep up.
@buggles64 (2713)
• United States
7 Mar 09
I just joined mylot, and I have decided to devote an hour a day to posting and responding to topics. It is interesting to see what other folks are saying and how they are feeling. It also helps me to keep an open mind. I like what I am seeing so far, but there are other sites that I want to devote time to as well. I am thankful for the little bit of pocket change that I am earning for the time that I spend on here.
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
15 Mar 09
It is very interesting to me as well. I like that the participation is from people from all over the world.
@vicky30 (4773)
• India
7 Mar 09
Hello Canellita,It is good if you can't stop yourself.Because you will be getting more payment from mylot.You also have a chance to increase your ratings.One of your discussions could be marked best response.I always keep a limit to thirty.Right now because i am focusing on next months earning i have set no limits.
@Canellita (12056)
• United States
13 Mar 09
I logged in today and I was 5 cents away from payout, lol. 5 cents! It's such a tease!
• India
7 Mar 09
Yes, we don't have a limit at all, it depends on the post, which we like to read and reply, or which attracts or make us to stay for long hours, sometimes i have a target, like i have to complete 100 posts today or 50 posts, this makes me to stay here as long as i can
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
15 Mar 09
I will look at the number next to my name and think, I'll round it out and do a few more and then something will cath my eye and the next thing I know it is ten posts later!
• United States
7 Mar 09
lol I've been on mylot for about 8 hrs straight now, I got on at 11 and told myself i'll get on for an hour and go to bed, I looked at the time a bit later and seen it was 2, told myself I'll just respond to one more question then im done, got carried away forgot looked seen it was 4 30 and thats when I said screw it I'll stay on till noon, end some extra coin, go see my girlfriend at noon since its her birthday stay with her for a few hours, come home go to bed and wake up tomarrow early lol...I feel like such a nerd now
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
15 Mar 09
Wow, eight hours is a long time! I'm not sure what my longest time was because I usually go back and forth in between other things.
@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
6 Mar 09
Oh yes I definately must have a limit or I would always be here. I know that when I get up I can be on from then until when I go to bed - as long as I eat too at some point
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
13 Mar 09
LOL, and do you eat in front of the computer?
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
13 Mar 09
Sometimes
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
7 Mar 09
When I first signed up for mylot I thought I was addicted to it. I spent hours on here. Now I'm on here only about 30 minutes a day. The computer just doesn't interest me enough to spend that much time here. A friend of mine recently convinced me to join a website she loves. The problem is it seems everyone spends all their spare time sending cutsey messages and pictures that require you to respond to them. I'm now getting about 30 a day from total strangers on there. And truthfully its driving me nuts. I'm just not the sort to waste my entire day on this thing. LOL
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Wow, thrity minutes? I spend more time than that checking email, lol.
@krajibg (11934)
• Guwahati, India
7 Mar 09
That is a great going. It depends as to how much time I spend mylotting. If I am at home and have no extra load of work sit a longer time and about setting a goal, sometime does not work. when I feel I am done away I leave it and no more mylotting or else it goes on. But it is surely time consuming.
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
16 Mar 09
I spend most of the time myLotting during the week. I find I don't have as much time on weekends.
@Toofancy (549)
• United States
7 Mar 09
I do not usually set any limits, but I know when I get on here I stay for hours. I cannot seem to find a stopping point. I do not do MyLot for the money (that's just an added bonus). I do it because I find it interesting and stimulating. It's fun to me!
@Canellita (12056)
• United States
15 Mar 09
It is interesting and stimulating to me as well, and I think the stimulation is why I can't stop even when I set limits for myself. I'll have to see if I'm still hooked several months from now.
• China
7 Mar 09
hello,i gusess you r addictd with my lot,yes,you can see some lotters with large numbers .they all addicted with it,so do no t worry about it,that's fine ,and i hope you can do the others at the time ,regards
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Well, I know someone with large numbers but she has been on the site for a few years.
@naka75 (796)
• Singapore
7 Mar 09
No I can't stop after I replied to several discussions, it somehow kept my momentum going. The more I replied the more ideas I have and it just went on, until I took a break from the computer, grab some drinks and realize I've spent 3 hours on Mylot! Enjoy Mylot but when you need to stop, just have a break and have a kit-kat (or something else)!
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
13 Mar 09
That is exactly what happens to me. I start responding and visiting profiles of people who have responded to me and it just snowballs.
• Australia
7 Mar 09
Some days I'll set a limit, but others I won't. Like for today I thought "Ok, we'll get to 250 and that'll do me". But I bet that by tonight I'll be back on and thinking "Hmm maybe I'll go to 260" lol. So yeah... setting limits probably isn't great for me, because I'll always try and break them, or reset them.
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
13 Mar 09
LOL, I do that all the time! Like now I should be in bed!
@uicbear (1902)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I don't really have a time limit. I do have a goal for the number of responses that I would like to post, but not really a set amount of time to do it in. Many times, I will be logged onto mylot while I am watching tv, or doing other things online. Then I come back and browse different discussions and see if there are any that I want to respond to. Time does seem to pass rather quickly on here, though, especially when you find a bunch of interesting discussions that you want to reply to.
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
13 Mar 09
I think that is part of the reason I spend so much time; because I am logged on while doing other things and then I get more and more into it.
@timhinyy (1653)
• United States
6 Mar 09
i have a little bit more free time then most do but i am online alot so i like to bounce over here from time to time to see whats going on i will be on other site like ebay to check out my auctions spend some time of some gaming site maybe check out youtube or something else and then pop over here to see if any new interesting discussions have opened up havent been on here too much in the last few days due to feeling really awful hopefully i will back to my old self soon
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
13 Mar 09
The last time I was on your page I noticed you had more activity. Good to see you're back at it!
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I truly know how you feel about mylot, when I started here several years ago, I spent a lot more time here than I do now. I was truly addicted to mylot. I have been a little bit more active the last several months than I was the 6 months previous. I did make payout last month which I hadn't made since June of last year. But at the rate I am going, I may even reach payout again this month.
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
13 Mar 09
I keep saying I am going to spend less time but I keep coming back, lol!
@arcidy (5015)
• United States
6 Mar 09
No not really I try to spend as much time on mylot as possible when I post which isnt that long and I dont make to many post in one day usally 10-20 post I make per day. I do wish I could make more but after a few hours my fingers start to hurt and I cant post anymore so im all set lol.
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
7 Mar 09
Ten to twenty posts is plenty! When I said limiting my time I meant five or ten posts, lol!
@ninaluv (338)
• Nigeria
6 Mar 09
lol. Good for you. i wish i have so much time to spend here. i'm a very busy person, and try really hard to get out a little time to spend here. and it's not a bad idea spending time here, since you earn from it. i think you earn as you post or respond to posts right?. then it certainly is a good idea to spend time here. Good luck.
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
7 Mar 09
I am on the internet several times a day for certain things and because I can do more than one thing at a time I always have to check myLot!
• United States
6 Mar 09
I don't have a limit at all. I seem to wake up to early to mylot in the am. So I am sure to stick to one thing if nothing at all. I will not mylot after school. I want to devote all my time to my daughter. if she is into something else later on. Than I will go on to mylot for a little time.
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
7 Mar 09
Well, I don't have a daughter or a husband or even a pet. I work part-time outside the house and part-time inside and the outside work just had a vacation.