Here I was enjoying posting and commenting every day and week steadily. When you are finished, you go to the ActiveRain pay window and receive your points and all is well. Then, I came across a post or comment Barbara did many months ago. In it she stated that there is no reason to not blog past the allotted amounts. In fact, she encourage others to do so. Well since then....
POINTS OR PASSION
Every-time I approached and satisfied my point quota, if I saw a post that I wanted to comment on I would and points had nothing to do with it. If I had a post I wanted write, points were no longer involved. I went past points and into the world of expressing myself for no payment but sheer joy of sharing
TALES FROM THE OLD POSTS HOME
It bears sharing that when I first got started, I drafted most if not all my posts in advance and kept them in post queue. I would launch my point minimum and save the rest for the next appointed slot. NO MORE. I now save nothing and just proceed. Barbara words gently egg me on...post & comment...blog past your points and.... and then I come under her spell
It was like hearing Obi-Wan Kenobi telling Luke in Star Wars..use the force Luke...I would hear Barbara's... "use the post Richie" and next thing I knew, I was at my keyboard, looking down at my fingers which were blurred as they typed ever so quickly. Then, a quick spell-check, then another spell-check (to be sure) and I launch...thinking of Barbara...
IT OPENED DOORS
A funny thing has happened now that I use this new post coaching of Barbara's. I no longer have any trouble posting and in fact my post are multiplying like caged mice...I now have to take a "post-slow-down pill" in the middle of the week...
Barbara...this post is for you