If you're struggling turning your posts into points then stop. Posting news a lot does not mean you are going to get lots of points. The key is to engage with users. Stop posting news all day long and start interacting with the content that is posted. Moderators will upvote good comments and replies very generously, so don't be surprised if your response makes 50 to 100 points in a few minutes. Also, you can get a lot more points submitting questions than news and you can get even more points for engaging with featured posts.