Yes, yes, I am, once again, trying to break my own record for most commas in a sentence. The only other thing to note is that this post reflects my reinsertion into the Matrix aka my return to Empire Avenue! I have a lot to talk about but in the interest of brevity I’ll hit on a couple of the most popular questions that my friends, followers, and fellow players have had for me since I reentered the market last Thursday afternoon.
Why did I come back?
This is probably best answered by explaining my reasons for leaving in the first place. I don’t talk much about my life online but bear with me, I’ll keep it short. I have a full-time job that includes a 170 mile round-trip commute. I also have kids, and I like to indulge in my photography obsession at any available opportunity. That’s a pretty full plate for anyone! In September I returned to my full-time workload at school and I knew that something had to give. Instead of outright avoiding social media and fighting the temptation to spend my daily one hour ration on Empire Avenue I decided that it was best for me, my family, and my values in general to eliminate the biggest productivity killers from my schedule. I won’t be repeating this hell-quarter and have once again managed to allow (and allot) time for a few of the things that I really enjoy so here I am!
What is my plan this time around?
In the short term I have decided to hold off on connecting my social media networks to my Empire Avenue account until everyone has a chance to max out my shares so you can all maximize the profits you receive once my share price starts climbing. I don’t have anything to gain by doing this aside from the joy I receive knowing that I have engineered a little perk for my longtime friends, followers, and fellow EAv addicts. My only personal goals are to enter the top 100 list of Empire Avenue network scores and to net my first million before my newbie status wears off. This has been a fun and enlightening experience, but at the same time very humbling. It’s very difficult to stay in the green without any connected networks (who knew?) and nearly capping my Empire Avenue network score each day is only yielding about .10e/share in dividends. That really puts things in perspective for you when you stop to consider the recent changes and why the developers felt that the blogging system was (and probably still is, to some degree) completely out of whack.
I will continue to evaluate my EAv network participation and scoring and this will likely result in a future blog post. After my first week is up I will begin to employ my new and improved strategies and do my best to keep everyone appraised of my progress.
I am really enjoying the game again, I’m having a blast connecting with a lot of players new to “the Ave” and I want to extend a big THANK YOU to my #SocialEmpire crew who have assisted and supported me every step of the way!