former mylotters losing their edge after moving to the other places

Calgary, Alberta
August 18, 2013 6:40pm CST
I noticed a lot of Mylotters lost their writing style the moment they move to the other sites. As in they were much better when they were still here. I notice a lot of them became stale and uninspired the moment they got to the other places. I remember there is this former mylotter who can do lots of interesting articles, now this mylotter writes about stuff that is just not interesting at all. I also noticed a lot of them became bad at commenting too. I am not going to mention names but its just sad that they dont seem as interesting when they were mylotters . when they moved to the other place, their commenting style became empty and their discussion where stale.
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9 responses
@owlwings (43915)
• Cambridge, England
19 Aug 13
I can certainly agree with you about commenting, if the site you are referring to is Bubblews. Although past MyLotters seem to be generally better at commenting than other users, comments are usually shorter than they would have been on MyLot. I think that that is somewhat what I would expect (and certainly it's a consideration when I'm commenting) because the person commenting doesn't earn anything directly by doing so and ALL comments earn exactly the same amount for the OP, whether it is "Nice post" or a detailed, meaningful and useful comment of several paragraphs. I can't say that I've noticed any particular reduction in writing standards from ex-MyLotters but that may be because I haven't been looking for it or because I'm following different people to you. What I have noticed is that ex-MyLotters in general are slightly more inclined to post articles which invite discussion (and therefore tend to generate more and better comments from other users). Of course, it isn't universally true - there are plenty of people who aren't past members of MyLot who have also realised that one of the 'secrets' to earning more from Bubblews is to invite discussion naturally by the way one writes. Of course, explicitly asking for comments is considered a violation of the rules but there are subtler ways in which to encourage them which are quite legal!
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@owlwings (43915)
• Cambridge, England
19 Aug 13
@CaptAlbertWhisker Unfortunately, Bubblews has a different earnings policy to that which MyLot used to have. That means that the ways of exploiting it will be different. I am not saying that the person you are referring to used to exploit MyLot or that they are intentionally exploiting Bubblews, though 100 likes for such a post does seem a little excessive. I do wonder if that person has been paid. You could PM me their profile URL and I will take a look, if you like.
• Calgary, Alberta
20 Aug 13
@owlwings I am pretty much sure that person is paid, I think I will keep that person's identity secret as despite of the fact that person annoys me, that person didnt do me wrong, Its just that person is not as good as he or she use to be.
• Calgary, Alberta
19 Aug 13
I had seen good writers getting ignored and I had seen an article like the emulation below with 100 likes: "hi I cleaned my house and I feel so good and very happy, I hope everyone is having so much fun and have a blast of a weekend like I do . Everything seemed bright and wonderful, I hope everyone is being fabolous like I do. " that is from a person who use to write about multiple issues and now that person just right about non sense, I think Luck is part of the success there. I am just sad for the people who's post use to be enjoyable. Now they post about something that doesnt make sense.
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@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Aug 13
As far as the bubbles place, it pays differently, and I am noticing that people who used to be far more active in commenting are now mostly only intersted in their own posts. Whether this is because they only get paid for activity on their own posts, or because notifications often drop off before you can get to them, I don't know.
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@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Aug 13
• Philippines
20 Aug 13
have you reached payout already?
• Philippines
21 Aug 13
@buenavida (9985)
• Sweden
20 Aug 13
I miss the old myLot layout where we could see the discussions we started and the responses of our friends and our own responses - I hope Bubblews will improve there. The layout there is not so inviting to discussion. I would love to be able to respond directly under someone's comment. Bubblews is making progress one bit at a time, so we will see what it leads to..
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• Calgary, Alberta
20 Aug 13
I think commenting should be paid , so people will comment something more other than "happy bubbling" Another Idea of mine, a person wont be allowed to publish an article if they didnt at least comment in 3 articles, then commenting must be at least 200 characters.
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@buenavida (9985)
• Sweden
20 Aug 13
@CaptAlbertWhisker Yes, that could help, even a 100 characters in a respons would make it more interesting..
• Liechtenstein
21 Aug 13
@CaptAlbertWhisker Bubblews is a flexible article writing site. Not a discussion site. Compare to the likes of Squidoo and Hubpages. Bubblews is better and not so strict. Unfortunately it's been abused by those people who post Indian dating/love services.
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@cupkitties (7421)
• United States
18 Aug 13
They haven't lost their style. Maybe it's just because they are in unfamiliar territory and dealing with different expectations. They might not feel as comfortable on those other sites as they did on Mylot.
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• Calgary, Alberta
19 Aug 13
or maybe those sites are more lenient about quality compared to the former mylot. I thought they will spread the Mylotter culture to the other territories but they end up assimilating.
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@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
20 Aug 13
Perhaps you can loose your edge if you loose your comrades. Comrades might be a poor word choice but the only one I can think of at the moment. Whatever we call it (the feeling) where you feel you belong and part of something because of the kind of interaction you are getting, perhaps this is the part that can effect our attitudes and thus what happens to our style?
• Jamaica
21 Aug 13
I commented on Bubblews twice after MyLot changed and I haven't been back since, the first post earned me over a dollar, I have no idea what the second one did. I just didn't like the place. Saying that, this is the second comment that I have made on MyLot since the change, the first was a few minutes ago. I have no idea how to start a discussion here. Can some kind person please tell me. I have been looking and I just cant seem to find anything saying post here or what ever.
@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
21 Aug 13
@carol2532001 (or anyone else reading this) I can not truthfully say what the best way is to start a discussion but I will offer a few suggestions. After creating a discussion (top right of page on the black bar) I think including tags will help get the discussion to the people interested in the subject matter. Another possible consideration is to use the suggestions under the me tab so to invite specific people into your discussion, though we might want to use this feature with discretion. I do see discussions disappearing fairly quickly out of the recent category list so I think it is possible that a more aggressive approach might be in order for discussions but not quite sure on that. Besides making your own discussions we might target our discussions by following those we think might like to have one that appeals to us and jumping into the places where discussions seem to be occurring. Does all this make sense? If not please say. I started a new discussion today with this topic in mind.
This is another way of saying, “I want a discussion.” I do not mean I want rudeness, absolutely not! What I do mean is that a good discussion will have two...
@sishy7 (27169)
• Australia
20 Aug 13
I'm sure you're not talking about me; I know I was bad here and I couldn't possibly do any worse there...
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• Calgary, Alberta
20 Aug 13
@Bluedoll well you never write an article like this: [b]Hi I walk in the park and I am having a very fabulous morning, I hope your morning is fabulous too like mine, My day is having a blast so I hope you are having a blast like me too. I am having a good time because my day is fabulous and gorgeous. [/b] Imagine a whole long paragraph of that, That is from a person who use to talk about Politics, Philosophy and other interesting topic. I wish that person will write the way he or she writes in mylot, the way she writes now make me feel like someone stole his or her identity.
@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
20 Aug 13
@CaptAlbertWhisker sounds fabulous ole boy, It might be the case of taken identity, it has been known that family members use accounts of their parents? That style of writing does make it the purpose obvious though rather cheerful lot.
@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
20 Aug 13
I think I am same so that narrows the list down by two.
@dpk262006 (58675)
• Delhi, India
21 Aug 13
I thin on the other sites, users just cannot make long discussions with comments, counter comments and sub-comments. Writing an article for the sake of earning has no comparison with the discussions which used to be made on the older format of mylot. Let them do what they want. I do not normally visit other sites (due to paucity of time) to check what others are doing.
@hereandthere (45651)
• Philippines
19 Aug 13
ouch! how about you? have you noticed any change in yourself? you've been there many months now.
• Calgary, Alberta
19 Aug 13
I dont comment "nice post" and I dont spam "please connect back" I still respond back to the commentators of my works there.
• United States
20 Aug 13
I think the reason for this is because Mylot does not pay. However if they allo people to post links etc. Then that is good. But there is just not a lot of traffic on here like the old days.
@tombiz (2036)
• Philippines
20 Aug 13
myLot is or rather was providing a good platform but unfortunately it is not able to keep its part of the bargain so to speak...hard work deserves a good reward and when you take that reward as promised then it can be demoralizing. Now talking about similar sites...these people are just careful in investing their time and hard work and so the quality can be affected.
• Calgary, Alberta
20 Aug 13
well the new sites were they moved on does pay but their writing style is not as good when they were Mylot members.
• United States
21 Aug 13
@CaptAlbertWhisker I am on one new site. And it's true some users do not have a good writing style. But some do. I think you just have to find the ones who write well. Some actaully write great poetry and long stories on one site I aam on.