Those who had reasonably developed collections prior to joining the registry had some pre-determined direction to their collecting endeavors. We enter our coins into various regisry categories, then admire or view sorrowfully the results.
Those who are starting their collections as they join the registry have a greater challenge to select the "right" or most meaningful collecting categories for themselves:
-What do I like?
-What registry category can I complete quickly/ easily/ economically/ etc.?
-What do my "chat room friends" collect? I want to compete with; trade with; discuss my similar collection with them.
-Add whatever rationale that crosses your mind on this line---.
If we're lucky, we hit on a collecting strategy and content that provides us with long term satisfaction. If we're extremely unlucky, we wind up with a disjointed grouping of coins that has little in common, other than the fact that all are "round". For most, the result will be somewhere between the two extremes.
So my question of curiosity for tonight is, "Does the registry drive your collecting habits (if I buy X coin, I can move up 5 spots in XYZ category.); or do YOU guide your collection's development and direction, based on your tastes and collecting goals?
Neither answer is bad- JUST CURIOUS!
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