Seems like a stupid question, but I'm after a nice solid answer if possible.
I joined SO a while ago to ask the odd question, but recently I'm starting to use it more often.
I've been reviewing the 40 max items (20 first posts/20 late answers) per day, and editing anything I see wrong with them (lots of +2's)... flagging them... etc.
I've also been using my max 40 votes per day.
But other than commenting where I can and answering the odd question, I'm only slowly gaining rep (1k at the moment).
I might just be overeager, but I was hoping some high-rep users might be able to write a little something on how they earned their stripes?
I've searched Meta, and to be honest I was hoping I'd get a hit, because it sounds like a stupid question... anyways, here you go!
Also, I'm not referring to how to gain rep on Meta, since it's a bit of a fluke I've earned the rep I have on here. I'm asking about main SO.