I've been trying to keep track of my points, as well as trying to meet a monthly goal of $75. For that, I need to get 150 points per day, so I've been keeping track of that pretty well. I have a post viewable only by me that has daily updates, and what time the updates were made.
My last cash out was a $25 Target card on December 30th, which at the time left me with about 5 points. For the most part, all of my points have been earned since cashing out, and all but 1 day's worth were earned in 2009. Actually, I wound up with 193 points on New Year's Eve at Midnight.
As of right now, I have 1940 points. As of this morning, I was way off my 150 points per day goal- actually, I was off on my average. My average for the month was 136 points per day was all, which makes it harder and harder to catch up each day.
Today, I went ahead and did a lot of viewing/rating, but not much commenting. I also added a few posts. I'm only 10 points from my goal today already, which puts me back at 150 points per day for the average. My hope is to go well past that, to make up some of my off days. About a week ago, I was up to 160 points per day average, so being under 140 was not great. I have taken some time off lately, though, which helped cause the drop.
Hopefully I'll get my average up quite a bit today- 160 would be nice, it means I have extra space for "just in case" days.
Ideally, though, I would like to try and earn $100 a month. I don't plan to cash out anytime soon, and when I do, I want to have quite a bit set aside for camping gear. I would like a nice family sized tent, and a smaller dome tent, plus a few lanterns, sleeping bags, and a portable grill. If I can do all that, and have some money left over, then I can take the kids on an extended camping trip this summer.
Nick is planning on setting some money aside for my summer plans as well, but the more I can provide myself, the better!
What are your goals this year? Spending money, bill money, no plans? How are your point earnings so far this year? Better than before, worse than before, no change?