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02 Dec 2021

Sharing our information.

Coins | Mike

Hope everyone is well. When I arrived here a few years ago I was told that we share our information about coins. What happened? We share to learn. I have learned something at least once a week because someone writes about a coin. That doesn't happen anymore. I wrote a blog yesterday. It was about Pearl Harbour.and a picture of two coins. Also the history that happened that brought those coins to be made. I know they don't teach this history in school anymore. That's the loss for the younger crowd.

But it took me ten days to write that so you would know. . It's in honor of the people lost. The heros.The coins.. By not commenting and reading it you stopped the purpose of learning. So you write and never comment. Why bother. . The main purpose is to share information. Some of you might of lost a grandfather at Pearl. Or a relative. It's our history. I don't write every day. Not even every week. I write when I can. Some write two a day. Why. ? What is the purpose of that.

I have very serious health problems. I can't see what I'm writing sometime. But I want to share and learn. Imagine I still learn after 29 years. This was a great site. But has gone down hill. All the tricks. We know what some people do. We have been around along time. It's very sad in a way. I hate to see people not learn about our coins and history. They go together. Every coin tells a story. Some cut and paste. Sad. No one buys books anymore on the coins they collect. I learned buy the book before the coin. Research is important.

Those who write a short blog and doesn't read or comment on others I will not comment on. We have friends . Or so called friends. I try and thank everyone who comments on one of my blogs. This is the first time in a long time I have written my opinion. That's all it is. You can disagree that's ok. We don't agree on everything . How boring would that be.. We can make this site great again. Check out N.G.C. journals. Wow. That's writing. I wrote there also but chose this site. Because it was great.

Please do not take anything I said personally. It's not meant that way. It's all about the site and sharing. This is a two way street. We help each other. We learn from each other. If you think you know everything about coins. Try stamps. Because there are trillions of coins in this world. I want to learn. How about you. I was published in a magizine. I didn't write about it. I even got the cover.Why because I learned everything I could about Conder Tokens. My name is on the label. You can be published if you read about coins and read blogs on coins. And study them. That's it for me. Like I said I want this site to be great again. That's all. One to learn. That's all. I want to write. That's all. So stay well be safe. Mike.


Comments

$tarCollector

Level 4

If you do not do that, then the blog you write will not be exciting to the person reading it.

$tarCollector

Level 4

And that is the point of a blog on this website, to give info in your own words.

$tarCollector

Level 4

I agree with everything said there, Mike. I think that every article you write should be informative, and in your own words, otherwise your whole blog should just be the link to the website you read the article on.

slybluenote

Level 5

Very well said my friend ! I was passing a local middle school the other day and read a saying out front on a sign. It read: “Don’t ever stop learning, because life never stops teaching”. Thanks for sharing your wisdom my friend !

Long Beard

Level 5

I would have to concur with Classical Numismatist that it seems to be about collecting points as if playing a video game and trying for the high score. Yet as I reflect on this, like I have over the past few years while remaining silent on the matter, that's not such a bad thing since they are still collecting. Which is what this site is about in part. The best advice I have at the moment for those reading this comment who wish to learn how to write a blog, read some of the those from the ANA staff located on the community drop down link.

Kevin Leab

Level 4

Great advice from a collector who I admire a great deal....not only as a person but you are a wealth of knowledge my friend. I look forward to everything you write or post....I always learn from this site. I have been slacking lately with posting a blog. I just need to find the time....I have a few great ideas once in a while.

Agreed Mike. ANA has kinda lost it's glory, it's all about the points now. Long gone are informative articles filling the blog page, now only old timers like you and others can be counted on to carry the torch. Reignite the flame for our hobby, we need a restoration. blogs tell a story more then the coin, more than the person, it speaks of the history of coin and the nation and time of which it is from. I recently took a leave of absence for some unknown reason, I just burnt out of numismatics, too many other things and not enough experience and knowledge to start somewhere. Yet of current circumstances, I am happy to announce my return. Yet the message still carries, blogs are not your friend. Informative blogs are good blogs, any less than that can be disregarded. With great love, CN

Mike

Level 7

Thanks but it's the kids who have to get this site going. No cut and paste. Write in there own words. We have been around . We know the tricks. The only one there fooling is themselves . That's the sad part. They will pay for it down the line . Not us.

Kepi

Level 6

Agreed Mike! All good advice indeed. Thanks for taking the time to write it! ; )

AC coin$

Level 6

I appreciate the blog , about a personal collection, yours is alive 29 years collecting coins , you will never be forgotten, yours is the best. I know your blog has great infofmation and forever yours is good my friend . God bless you . My respect for a good man .

CheerioCoins

Level 5

I agree with you Mike. Good advice.

Mike

Level 7

Unfortunately some still cut and paste and plagiarize. That's there loss. There not learning . They copy like a Xerox machine.. There not fooling anyone.. Thanks for the comment my friend.!! Merry Christmas!!!

Good advice.

"SUN"

Level 6

Very good advice

Longstrider

Level 6

Well said. It is so sad. Go look at a two year old blog and see how many people would comment. A hint for the YN's: CoinLady is long gone. She won't be following you back.

Golfer

Level 5

Well said Mike ! I agree. The copy and paste doesn't make it. I appreciate the blog about a persons collection, a blog about roll searching, a blog about coins inherited from a grandparent. I appreciate the personal touch, and personal aspect of a blog. Blogs about a numismatic item in a collection, and the personal addition on how someone acquired the item. A blog that has a personal touch is best. Don't just copy and paste. Read the info and turn it into your own words, talk about your thoughts on the item etc. A good blog has the information, and also the personal thoughts of the blogger. The ANA created this blog area.

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