How I Prepared Myself to Kick off My Online Writing at Wikinut

Pradeep Kumar B By Pradeep Kumar B, 14th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1ccx_caa/
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I like to write and thought of starting online publishing. I found out a suitable platform in Wikinut. I was a little unsure and hesitant to make a start. This is my first article at Wikinut and the story of how I overcame my initial hesitation and finally kicked off.

How I came to know about online writing sites where one’s writings get rewarded

I am an engineer and am having a fulltime employment which is not bad at all, considering the monetary side of it. Still I thought I could utilize my free time for some creative writing. And if I could earn something through it, I would be much delighted. I learned about writing in web sites to earn money from an article in a finance magazine. In that article the author named three sites. They were hubpages, squidoo and triond. Of these, he recommended hubpages because it was where he used to write.

How I learned about Wikinut

So naturally I went after hubpages and made several visits to it for some days. I read through their terms of service and all. Then read several hubpages written by different authors. From one of such articles I got a list of some 50+ sites for creative writing. A short description of each was also included. It was from there I came to know about Wikinut. The most attractive point about Wikinut I could learn from that article was that it did not require an Adsense account while most of the others did, if you wanted to earn something.
I then left hubpages and landed on Wikinut. Not only Wikinut, but some other sites listed in that article like Wizzley, Helium, Xomba, Triond, Squidoo, and Expertscolumn were also visited. Of all these, I liked Wikinut most because I could rather feel at home there. Unlike hubpages, there is some order at Wikinut thanks to the presence of moderators. I like it there where there is some order and where there is someone to supervise. So I decided that it was Wikinut where I should set out as a serious online writer.

How I prepared myself before venturing to submit my first article at Wikinut

I spent some four or five days touring Wikinut. I read through their terms of service and all such things. I read articles written by prominent and active writers at the site. Some of them had won accolades like the black belt. I dreamed of winning one for me some day. I stumbled upon an enthusiastic writer Rathnashikamani, a fellow countryman and read many articles written by him. I met others like Buzz, Bronnamdi, Denise O and Jerry Walch also, the last two being Black Belts (wow!). Then there were Johnnydod and Mark Gordon Brown, formidable (are they, really?) moderators who wielded the whip (but the second one wields only the guitar, I presume). I read them all and appreciated their writing. I felt a little nervous when I thought where I would stand amidst these bigwigs if I was to write at Wikinut.
I asked myself, “Are you ready?” (i.e., ready to start writing at Wikinut)
“Not yet,” came the answer.
I had to prepare myself more.

How I prepared myself more to increase my self-confidence to my satisfaction

I thought I should understand more about the techniques to adopt when writing for Wikinut as otherwise I was bound to be a failure. I was able to dig up some articles, not only at Wikinut but also at Hubpages which taught me a lot about writing tips and methods for Wikinut. I found the following articles most useful here at Wikinut.
1. How to Write a Great Wikinut Page-Advice from a Moderator by SuzAlice
2. How to write an eye-grabbing Wikinut title by Chief Nut
3. Write a better Wikinut summary by Chief Nut
4. Adding Pictures to your Wikinut Page: How and Why by Mark Gordon Brown
5. Excellent Tags mean More Views by Mark Gordon Brown
6. Adding moderator notes to your pages by Sam Wormleighton
7. How to boost your Wikinut traffic by Chief Nut
8. Get writing ideas from Google by Chief Nut
9. Learn Three Secrets To Improving Your Web Writing Skills Part 1 by Jerry Walch
10. Learn Three Secrets To Improving Your Web Writing Skills Part 2 by Jerry Walch
11. Wikinut Best practice Guide by Chief Nut
I also found the following articles at Hubpages which are useful to Wikinut authors
1. How to make money writing articles on Wikinut by poshcoffeeco
2. Write for Money – Submit an Article to Wikinut by The Wizz
3. Wikinut: How to Earn Money With It by nicregi
4. How To Write articles For Wikinut and Make money by kims3003
When I read these articles one by one, I was being taught by these experienced authors as to how I should write impressive articles on this site. I took print outs of all those pages to keep them as a reference and read them whenever I wanted to. Anyone aspiring to start as a writer here at Wikinut will benefit very much if they first go through the above articles. Some of the important lessons I learnt from them may be listed as below:
1. Your title makes the first impression about your article. The title should clearly state what your article is about.
2. Your page summary should be tempting to make people read the whole page.
3. The page should be properly formatted to make it impressive.
4. Your page should be properly classified( many categories like Business, health, Poems etc are available)
5. Relevant tags shall be added which will assist in search engines finding your page.
6. Adding pictures to your page is very important in making it impressive.
7. Adding moderator notes may help prevent rejection when publishing duplicate content.
8. There are ways you can adopt to boost traffic to your page. Writing comments on pages of others is one method.
9. You should read all comments posted by readers below your article. You should write your reply to each comment positively. The readers will be happy to note that. They are likely to come back when you publish your next article.
10. You can get keyword ideas from Google which can be used to select the subject for your article which will ensure good traffic. Hot search terms can be found out from Google Trends.
These are only important points and one should read all the articles listed above to make a detailed study regarding them. After learning the principles explained in the above listed articles I began to look at Wikinut in a different way. I took another tour of the site and read articles of different authors on a variety of subjects. This time I decided to take a more active part by posting comments on some pages I liked. Still I was not a member of Wikinut. I posted those comments using my e-mail ID for identification. When you post comments you get a feeling that you are also part of the web site community. So I got the feeling that I had become a half nut.

Some must-read articles for beginners who lack confidence

One day while touring Wikinut I came across an article titled ‘Starting Ideas for New Writers’. It was written by Goodpal. After going through that article I could not help uttering, “What an article! Great! I should have read it earlier.” It is a very encouraging article for those who wish to start writing at Wikinut (or any other site). It builds confidence in a hesitant starter like me. Everyone aspiring to start online article writing must read that article.
The article will provide a lot of encouragement to aspiring writers who are hesitant starters. The most reassuring advice to new writers in this article may be put like this: One need not worry about every nuances of online publishing. If you are able to express your ideas well in grammatically correct sentences you are ready to write and publish.
Another article of the same author titled ‘New Writers: Wait Before Publishing Your Work’ is also a very good one. In this he provides a novel idea for editing your work and making it better.
A third article of the same author, Goodpal removes your fear of SEO. When one learns different aspects of online writing, SEO or search engine optimization is something that worries him. Someone scares him saying that simply writing an article would not be enough and that he must do SEO to get his article noticed. Don’t worry. Just read Goodpal’s article titled ‘Why Writing Good Quality Articles is the Best SEO’ and stay assured.
I have read all these articles written by Goodpal and I could only admire him for the good work. I continued the tour of Wikinut for many more days reading articles and posting comments. And finally I decided it was time I asked myself the old question once again. So I asked,
“Are you ready?” (i.e., ready to start writing at Wikinut)
“Yes, I am more than ready,” came the answer instantly.
I heaved a sigh of relief and started writing. And here it is, my first article at Wikinut!
While selecting a subject to write about, I thought this was the most appropriate subject for me to start with. I request you all to add your valuable comments to my page as it will help me greatly in improving the quality of my writing. And I thank you for visiting my page.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
I live in Tiruvalla, a small town in the state of Kerala, in India. I am an electrical engineer and I love to write.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
14th Apr 2012 (#)

Your research has paid off, you wrote a terrific article and demonstrated a good understanding of Wikinut already. Welcome!

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
14th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you. I feel flattered

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author avatar Solice12
14th Apr 2012 (#)

I will be reading a majority of the articles you had named before I go ahead to post more.
Thank you.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
14th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you for the comment. If you read all those articles, you are sure to become a prominent Nut

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author avatar johnnydod
14th Apr 2012 (#)

So glad you like us, Wikinut is without doubt the best.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
15th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you. Hope we will meet often here at Wikinut.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
14th Apr 2012 (#)

Very nicely done- great research, and welcome to Wikinut:0)

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
15th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you very much.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
14th Apr 2012 (#)

Hello dear friend Pradeep,

A grand welcome to you to Wikinut.

You've already started with a great research on Wikinut and its authors.

The references you've quoted shows your enthusiasm and keen interest in creative writing.

Best wishes.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
15th Apr 2012 (#)

Hello dear friend Rathna,
Thanks for the comment. I know you are a star performer here at Wikinut. And I am very glad to have made friends with you.

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author avatar Val Mills
14th Apr 2012 (#)

Welcome to Wukinut, it's a great place to be. You have cretainly researched well before starting, probably better than most of us. Looking forward to more writing from you.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
15th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you. I am proud to be part of the community where I can meet friends like you.

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author avatar Han Van Meegerin
14th Apr 2012 (#)

Welcome and best of luck.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
15th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you very much.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Apr 2012 (#)

I admire the effort and sincerity that you have put in your research, Pradeep. I admit, I did not do much - zilch will be closer to the truth! But I take care to post readable articles. I also wish the few to take little more care to avoid glaring carelessness. You have made a great beginning and there is nothing preventing you to race ahead now. You articulate so well too. Welcome and wish you the best - siva

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
15th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you Siva. I am very glad to meet you.

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author avatar sarosh
16th Apr 2012 (#)

Nice article and it does show your passion towards writing

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
17th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you very much, sarosh.

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author avatar Denise O
18th Apr 2012 (#)

First of all, welcome to wikinut. I look forward to reading more of your pages. I have liked what I have read so far and I think you will only get better. You came in just right, learn and keep learning. If not for the great writers that have graced this site, I would have never of learned how to put a few sentences together and how to make my pages pop, in more ways than one. My friend, I learn daily and with writing I find the more knowledge you gain, the better you and your readers are for it. Well done on being prepared and I know you, like me, will always keep trying to improve. Gotta love it! Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
19th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you, Denise. I value your words very much.

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author avatar Hickory Cottage
20th Apr 2012 (#)

Very nice. Thank you.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
20th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you for commenting

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author avatar bronnamdi
23rd Apr 2012 (#)

Welcome to Wikinut. I am very glad to discover that you joined through my invitation in one of my articles.

Wishing you a swell time here at wikinut. Your articles are well researched and in-depth.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
24th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you, bronnamdi.

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author avatar Spicy
2nd May 2012 (#)

Hi Pradeep, most welcome to Wikinut. This article indicating that yours planning, systematic way of your working style, punctuality, dedication and good analysis. This qualities enough for your success on WIKINUT. All the Best.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
5th May 2012 (#)

Thank you.

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author avatar franie
16th May 2012 (#)

Great article.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
16th May 2012 (#)

Thank you for the comment.

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author avatar Retired
22nd May 2012 (#)

Pradeep, you write like a seasoned writer. I really appreciate all the research and leg work you did before embarking on your first page and I can see it's worth it.
I need to check out the writers, hubs and pages that you have listed.
I am writing for hubpages too.
Thanks for such a useful and interesting article.
I'll be reading more of your articles. Glad to follow you.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
22nd May 2012 (#)

Thank you, Rajan Singh for your kind words.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
27th May 2012 (#)

It seems late to comment your topics, I rather like to add to it, but thank you for your clear cut planned moves to Wikinut.
Yet, I feel there are peer affects still working here too. I never stopped visiting my friends who are known to me here in the Wikinut, no matter what the title is or content! Human feelings and social networking is much more stronger to catch something that we do or contribute, irrespective of what the guidelines say.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
27th May 2012 (#)

Right you are, dear Karim. and thank you for your comments on my page.

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author avatar whoisbid
27th May 2012 (#)

Man.. that is a lot of preparation but well done!

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
27th May 2012 (#)

Thank you friend.

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author avatar soraya452
11th Jun 2012 (#)

Nice to see you here Pradeep. Some very useful information in this article.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
11th Jun 2012 (#)

I am also glad to meet you here soraya. Thank you for reading my page and leaving your comment.

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author avatar Retired
2nd Jul 2012 (#)

Great article. I joined wikinut awhile back because of the good things I read about it. I am still trying to get set up as I never received the email to verify my email. I have requested it well over 20 times but nothing. But I still think wikinut is a good site but they just do not return emails or answer question. I have reconciled myself to the fact I will never get my email verified so I can submit articles. I can read articles and make comments so that is what I will do.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
4th Jul 2012 (#)

Thank you for visiting my page and leaving your comment.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
13th Aug 2012 (#)

Long time no see!

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author avatar Grumpybear
4th Jun 2013 (#)

i am impressed with this article. i just decided to write about what i have knowledge of. so far, its the birth stage for my writing. i will be reading those articles you mentioned. thank you for writing this. it was needed. :)

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