Do you think about MyLot at random times during the day?

@TheHorse (87856)
Walnut Creek, California
August 15, 2016 12:13pm CST
I try to convince myself I'm not addicted to this site, but I worry that I'm in denial. I find myself thinking about MyLot at random times, and it's not just about possible posts, though that's a major part of it. When my regular gas station is closed, and I have to spend an extra 50 cents to fill up, I sometimes think, "Blast, there goes my MyLot earnings for the day." When I buy an ice tea for a dollar instead of a Gatorade for $1.50, I might think, "Aha! Made that 50 cents back!" When I see a texting driver holding up traffic, I think, "Ah, a possible MyLot post--nah, I already wrote about that." When I hear news that strikes me as weird, like people rioting in Milwaukee over the killing by a black cop of an armed felon, I think, "Whoa, I have to write about that. Nah, MyLotters don't like controversy that much. Let it go." When I finish a set of coasters, as I did last night, I think, "Where's the camera? Nah, how many posts about coasters can my MyLot friends stand?" How about you? Do you think about MyLot at random times during the day?
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@Hatley (164266)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Aug 16
yes guilty as charged I do every o nce in awhile lol Im addicted but a good addiction.
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@Marty1 (46067)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15 Aug 16
@yes it is a good addiction and its an addiction that pays you instead of you paying for the addiction and you are having fun and meeting great people!
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@Hatley (164266)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Aug 16
@Marty1 you summed up how I feel really nicely and here people are not snobbish like some were in bubblews before it ugly demise.
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Aug 16
Yep, a good addiction indeed.
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@vandana7 (71327)
• India
15 Aug 16
I do. But I am more interested in kind of socializing. Saying hello, interact, and not exactly I need to write a topic, or earned that much. :) In fact, myLot is a negative for me as far as earnings are concerned. I earn more outside myLot. lol.
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Aug 16
Oh, I hope most of us earn a lot more when we're not MyLotting. Even with my speaker hobby, one restoration pays more than several months on MyLot. But I can't help but think about MyLot at random times.
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@vandana7 (71327)
• India
15 Aug 16
@TheHorse ... No...I did not mean that way. I guess I am not that calculating anymore. In the beginning it was some sort of competition (number of comments with Deepu ...I told him I would overtake him in an year, which of course, I did not succeed in..lol. Then motivation as a competition with Kevin and a few others, to reach the payout kinda). But money was not something I could afford time for here. Even now..:( If I look at it I might just get habituated to it...:(
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Aug 16
@vandana7 I just kind of play mental games with myself. But I do think, "Could this be a post? Could that be a post?" at least a couple of times a day.
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@Corbin5 (148716)
• United States
15 Aug 16
Yes, and an intervention may be in order for many of us.
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Aug 16
My goodness! What kind of intervention would work. "Fish are friends, not food." A walk in the forst with 10 fellow members? "Real people are good for conversation too."
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@Corbin5 (148716)
• United States
16 Aug 16
@TheHorse Haven't a clue.
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@Hannihar (65457)
22 Nov 17
ok Deborah.
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• Lenox, Georgia
15 Aug 16
I do think about MyLot in the same kind of ways. Face it-we are addicted. Lol. At least it's a good addiction to have though!
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Aug 16
Exactly! It's not illegal, immoral or fattening. And we get to socialize and bring home some "tip money."
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@louievill (22080)
• Philippines
15 Aug 16
It becomes like every situation is a potential mylot topic for discussion but Im more on the funny side of things, something light, witty and with humor. I also keep on thinking about what other members posted that are quite funny.
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Aug 16
I enjoy posts that make me laugh as well. I am humor-challenged, but I'm capable of appreciating the humor of others.
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@Mike197602 (14020)
• United Kingdom
15 Aug 16
I don't think about it much as I'm here during my waking hours. May not to write much but I read a lot I'd probably think about it more when I'm not able to get on here as and when I please.
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Aug 16
Today was busy enough that I didn't have a lot of time for MyLot thoughts. But my mandolin was a "chick magnet" late in the day, and I'm trying to decide whether I can get a post out of it.
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@Mike197602 (14020)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug 16
@TheHorse your discussion has become a monster I like getting responses but when they get to this level I'm tempted to delete them as I can't keep up Don't feel like you have to get back to me as I know it's hard to keep up
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Aug 16
@Mike197602 Has this particular thread become monster? I suggest you limit yourself to 50 or so more responses, and then gradually fade out.
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@dodo19 (36676)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
15 Aug 16
I could say that I don't, but I'd be lying. I do sometimes think about my lot throughout the day. I can't help it.
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Aug 16
Me neither. I actually managed not to for the last couple of hours, as I was working on progress notes and turning in my class syllabus to be copied. Right now I'm mostly thinking about a burrito.
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@dodo19 (36676)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
15 Aug 16
@TheHorse yeah I do manage to think about other things as well, but it does depend and vary.
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Aug 16
@dodo19 Well, I have my burrito with me now and am trying to decide whether to work or play. I had a client cancellation this afternoon.
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@SIMPLYD (89775)
• Philippines
16 Aug 16
I always think of myLot whenever i have finished my works at the office . I also think of it when i am finished with some chores at the house and have done some bonding with the family on weekends .
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Aug 16
Heh heh. I think of it when I see something post-worthy out there in the real world.
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@SIMPLYD (89775)
• Philippines
22 Aug 16
@TheHorse Yes , me too .
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@SIMPLYD (89775)
• Philippines
22 Aug 16
@TheHorse Funny , that's how i also think of what to write here .
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@allen0187 (34244)
• Philippines
16 Aug 16
You are a certified myLot addict. Go ahead and admit it. Admission is the first step to getting cured. Although, I must say that I doubt if you want ot get rid of your myLot addiction!
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Aug 16
I'm happy with it. Pass the needle.
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@allen0187 (34244)
• Philippines
19 Aug 16
@TheHorse here you go...
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@Marty1 (46067)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15 Aug 16
@thehorse I sometimes think about what I can write about r think about a thing somebody wrote about! I am just like you! You are not the only one!
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Aug 16
Hmm. What can I write about next? My latest coasters? Nah, too boring. The burrito I'm about to eat? Nah. The air pressure in my tires? Zzzzzz. Maybe I'll do some visiting.
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@Marty1 (46067)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15 Aug 16
@TheHorse I like your coasters I think they are gorgeous when you do your magic on them! I know I couldn't do that so I appreciate the beauty of others work!
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Aug 16
@Marty1 Aw, thanks! I do enjoy making them.
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@Hannihar (65457)
22 Nov 17
There are times when I am not near my computer and do not want to use my phone I think of a post I want to write on My Lot and have to write it down or try and remember it till when I get home to the computer. Otherwise I think of My Lot when home and back on the computer again.
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Nov 17
I think up random MyLot posts at random times. Sometimes I email myself from work. Other times I write a letter on my wrist as a reminder.
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@Hannihar (65457)
22 Nov 17
@TheHorse Good idea The Horse to e-mail yourself.
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@zarlamain (25154)
• United States
29 Aug 16
I don't think about this site in particular, but I do think about my best friend on here once in a while.
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
30 Aug 16
Is this someone you know only through MyLot?
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@zarlamain (25154)
• United States
30 Aug 16
@TheHorse Yes, and we share the similar hobby of shopping, so I think of her when I'm buying a designer item.
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@just4him (161265)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Aug 16
You'd better get out of denial soon. You are addicted and there's no controversy about it. When .50 spent is .50 earned here, you got it bad. We might need to get you into a 12-step program for addicted myLotters. Then again, you're in good company. And by the way, I love reading your posts about your coasters and the other projects you have going. As for me, I don't think about it too much because I'm here all the time and when I'm not here, I'm thinking about how soon I can get back here to read the posts and comments left behind by some really great myLotters like you.
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Aug 16
Aw, thanks! If I recall correctly, you and I were discussing football, the Midwest, weather and such last Winter. I really enjoy interacting here. But I admit it--just now, as I was driving home from subbing at the preschool, I was thinking of what to post. "Fish are friends, not food." --Bruce from Finding Nemo
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@just4him (161265)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Aug 16
@TheHorse Good movie. Have you seen Finding Dory? It's worth it. Yes, we were discussing the Midwest, our wonderful weather and football. So far we're doing very well in preseason. I just heard the radio say we're going to be cold and snowy according to the Farmer's Almanac. We'll see. This has been an odd summer for Wisconsin.
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• Mumbai, India
17 Aug 16
i am addicted to mylot.i am checking mylot after every 2 hours a day....
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Aug 16
I probably would too if I were home that much.
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• Mumbai, India
20 Aug 16
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@LeaPea2417 (25630)
• Toccoa, Georgia
16 Aug 16
Yes, I do think about it. I will be out and about and something happens or talking to my family and they tell a story, and I will think, "hmm, that could be a topic for myLot".
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Aug 16
Yep, that's pretty much what I do.
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@LeaPea2417 (25630)
• Toccoa, Georgia
17 Aug 16
@TheHorse Yes, and sometimes, I have to make sure I write down the topic I think of because sometimes, I will forget hours later what I was thinking earlier and it makes me so mad at myself.
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• Mumbai, India
16 Aug 16
background img is very nice
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Aug 16
Thanks. It's the sunset as viewed from near the peak of Mt. Diablo.
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• Mumbai, India
17 Aug 16
@TheHorse welcome
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@meowch (1049)
• United States
16 Aug 16
I do think of MyLot every now and then but I'm not that addicted.
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Aug 16
What's your secret?
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@meowch (1049)
• United States
18 Aug 16
@TheHorse I listen to music too often and I read books.
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• Dallas, Texas
16 Aug 16
I sure do. Hope you are doing well , @TheHorse .
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Nov 17
I had a decent August, with lots of swimming. Now, I'm doing well, taking on more hours at the preschool (fun with pay) and reducing hours in the field with difficult kid clients (work).
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• Dallas, Texas
22 Nov 17
@TheHorse , That is good to hear. Fun with pay is very rare these days.
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@celticeagle (122945)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Aug 16
I think about subjects I might post about a lot. I usually write it up right away and file it away to use at my leisure. I have learned that if I don't I forget how I was going to phrase it and all is lost.
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Aug 16
On Epinions, I'd write some and store them away. But I haven't done that here.
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@celticeagle (122945)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Aug 16
@TheHorse ....I have to write it down or I forget it. I like the notebook on the PC. Use it a lot.
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@EddieHands (37669)
• United States
15 Aug 16
Yes I always think about it, I even dream about it. I am addicted to mylot!
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@TheHorse (87856)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Aug 16
Dream? Oh my! Well, I hope they're happy dreams.
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@EddieHands (37669)
• United States
15 Aug 16
@TheHorse Yes very happy and magical dreams
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