I guess this past week should be titled "I want more points!" week because I swear that fully half of the blog posts I read were complaining about not getting points, not getting enough points, someone else getting more points, someone else getting too many points, not getting enough points to catch up with someone, etc.
There are two excellent and very easy ways to get lots of points here at ActiveRain if that is your goal:
- Never miss a week getting your minimum ten blog posts in.
- Never miss a day getting your minimum ten comments in.
Notice that the word "minimum" is underlined? Most people say that there is a maximum of ten blog posts each week and 10 comments per day. NO! No, no, no, no, no, no, no! Those are minimums! They are the minimum required to get the maximum number of points.
Even that doesn't tell the whole story, though, because if you do more than the minimum, you will find that you'll also get more than the maximum. "How is that possible?" you ask? "Ah, young grasshopper, pay attention now and follow along!"
I think at least ninety percent of the people who actively participate at ActiveRain, persistently and consistently, also return comment for comment. Each comment in your blog post, excepting your own, is worth four points, up to a maximum total of 200 comment points for any blog post. So if you comment on the blog posts of 28 people each day, you'll find that 25 of them will come comment on your blog posts. Voilá! More points!
That also means that even if you don't get the automatic 225 points for any blog post over 10, you will get comment points!
In addition to getting more points, you just might get a Featured Post for one of those posts over 10, and that means Featured Post points! Additionally, well, who knows? You actually might learn something new and make some new friends, too!
It's an interesting system, and very addictive! Try it! You just might like it! Besides, would you really want to hire someone who does the minimum while hoping to get the maximum out of it?