On-line writing can be a good showcase for a writer

vickylass By vickylass, 10th Dec 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2xp8jhmo/
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What matters is building and interesting and well written portfolio that we can show to a potential editor somewhere else.

On-line writing can be a good showcase for a writer

I have to appreciate Wiki-nut administration to announce their plans in the new future that are to keep the site as a place for writers to submit their articles, but with no payment at all.
They say that it'll be a Read on one, but I'd suggest them that readers could comment, because comments can say whether a writer has written a good or bad article and they mean feed back for writers.
Some will most probably be disappointed and they will leave it in search for another that pays them for their content. It's only human to wish to get paid for one's work.
I've written on-line since 2010 and I've done it for some other sites.
Triond was my first one and I'd say that at the very beginning it worked really well. The only one thing that I always appreciated from them was that on the 10th of each month, one had its earnings on one's account no matter how much one had made on a given month. Then, they started failing and still worse they show no consideration for writers who, in the end, are the ones that provide with material for their site.
www.expertscolumn.com was my second one. It was also a good one to work for and the payment, although, not plentiful, arrived on time. Then, and like Wiki-nut, they announced that due to low traffic on their site, they were unable to go on paying to writers. Those who wished to quit, they could do so and they would receive their payment earned. Those who wanted to go on writing for them, they were going to do it without payment. At that time, I was one to quit.
I also wrote for www. Bubblews.com and all I can say about them is that they are a scam. They never paid me the 35 dollars that I had achieved to make despite the fact that I had contacted them several times.
I'm writing for www.Wikinut.com since 2011 and I have to say that I didn't have any problem, except that it took me quite a time to start getting earnings, but these arrived punctually on my Paypal account. I guess I didn't get more money, because I'm not one to write for the sake of writing or just about anything. I seldom wrote more than two articles a day, which was and, still is, my target. I guess I could write more, but there's no way to write twenty articles a day, or at least, twenty good and unique ones. Any experienced journalist will say this.
Writing articles takes time. One has to find a topic that might be of interest to some people. Firstly, one writes a draft and then it comes the most important part of the writing process, which is editing. I always recommend to leave it rest after one's written a first draft for at least some time. Then, when we go back to it, we'll soon spot what goes well and what does not besides misspelling.
It may be disappointing to write articles to get them published with no payment, but I think that this will put away to those who write in an attempt to make some money easily, but they aren't real feature articles writers. Some are real impersonators.
If www.wikinut.com administrators do it as they say they're going to do it, writing on-line proves to be a good showcase for any wanna be writer.
In the end, what matters is building an interesting and well crafted portfolio that one can show to a potential editor out of the Internet.
On-line, we'll never get enough money that can make us proud of our work, but the real money is out of the Internet. We'll obviously have to work hard for it, to stick to publication guidelines and deadlines and to get some rejection slips before we get a piece accepted for publication, but I still think that money and success on writing is out of the Internet, but sites like this one may be a good showcase for our work.

© Copyright. Vicky Pino. December 10th 2015.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
10th Dec 2015 (#)

It may be a good showcase, but not if the writing is low in quality, has spelling, grammar, or formatting errors in it. It is still a case where the visual image matters so much.

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author avatar Jeramey
10th Dec 2015 (#)

Excellent piece, Vicky. Do you still write on Triond? I experimented here and there with a few.

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author avatar Vicky Pino
11th Dec 2015 (#)

Actually, I still have my account, but the fact that I rarely write for them is because that site fails a lot -articles that can't be opened to be read or articles that take weeks to be published or acknowledged.One contacts them, but they hardly ever reply. Pity, because they used to be an excellent site to write and to get it published. The money isn't plentiful, but nor is it everywhere else on-line.

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author avatar Deepizzaguy
10th Dec 2015 (#)

I have really enjoyed writing for Wikinut, Deviantat and Archive Of Our Own. We have all to pay our dues before we can make it to the Major Leagues of writing.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
11th Dec 2015 (#)

The site have the ethical soundness in their bearing... A free publishing site will separate the men from the boys (pardon the gender).. I mean the legit writer to dollar hunter, it will level up the site into a serious writing hub by keeping the elegant cats from laughing hyenas. Though it may not persuade any more new cmers (wikinut closes the door) the heteregenous pool of serious and amateur writer will thrive to be a dstinct voice and create its own niche in the long run. We may not all get immediate tangible rewards at least the free hostng site can accomodate us in an environment a blog site can not offer-the commnity. I presumed we can still have the lnks and have our copyrights remain that willgive our articles some opportunity to be published somewhere (especially if manstream media can pick our stories like dinary blogs) i commend the site for even doing the survey to check the general pulse and move forward from here.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
11th Dec 2015 (#)

On techical perspective a "static" version may not even handle a comment section to retain the engaging culture of our interestng articles. 😰

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
16th Dec 2015 (#)

I would like feedback more than the payment which are negligible anyway.

If the avenue for comments are taken away then it is a double whammy - siva

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