posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 06:08 AM
I've been rather quiet lately and there is a good reason for it. I found a site where they pay for people to take surveys. I won't say the name of
the site because I am not seeking to advertise or recommend it - in fact for most people it would probably be a maddening waste of time as it can take
a LOT of work and does not offer much in the way of rewards - compared to most other things.
In other words a teenager with a lawnmower could earn more in an hour than doing surveys yields in several times that.
See, there's the twofold thing of it. First, I am - as many know - in the process of getting disability. So I am very limited in what I can actually
do. For those conservative types who might show up and scream "Then mow lawns or take surveys for a living ya lazy bum...." I reply:
I can mow my own lawn, but it takes me two days because the medication I take is far too sedating to let me be that physical for any length of
time ( I have a very cheap push mower and a very large yard. )
Secondly, I AM taking the surveys! But man cannot live on five to ten bucks per day!
The second aspect of it is this.... Anything that involves a "do / reward" process is like DEATH to anyone with my sort of problems - Aspie with
It's like tying a carrot to the end of a stick and then dangling it in front of me. Somehow it triggers the "I'll take that challenge" part of my
mind... and the next thing I know? It's 27 hours later and I've been chasing that damn carrot non-stop for the entire period trying to get that
next five or ten points.\
You know, like a video game... but without the game... or most of the video. But same concept.
That's right. Doing surveys, I've discovered, triggers my endorphins and competitive hormones. It makes me want to gold medal at survey taking...
It is AWFUL!
Given my personality, eventually I will find a balance and figure out a routine that allows me to indulge all of my usual things, including ATS. But
right now? It's all surveys ( Oh and Marvel Avengers Alliance on Facebook.... good GOD that's an addiction as well. You should see my comical butt
jumping from tab to tab... answer a question about a video I just watched... change tab... have Cyclops punch Bullseye... tab back over... answer
another question.... In fact, hey Chuck Lorre - have Sheldon Cooper do this and mail me a check for being the sad, real life inspiration! )
That's the end up my life update and my confession...
Back to the surveys to see if I have enough points for another Amazon card or not....