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Beware when they promise bigger, better things

I was once a member of .com . I loved the site as it was where I learned to write as a professional writer. At first things went on smoothly. I did not earn much but still it was a steady income. Then started promising bigger, better and more exciting things. Every other day, we got emails of new changes and how they will benefit the writers. It was bought by RR Donnelly and everything collapsed and the folded up.

I then joined . Every post by promised bigger, better and more exciting things.And these are his actual words:

"We have a lot of exciting announcements coming soon so I hope that you continue to invest your time and patience with us to really create something the world has never seen before, or believe that could happen."

We believed in him and now guess what, I can't even log into the website and for me this dream became a nightmare.

I believe it is time for me to move forward but I also think company CEOs/owners should not make promises that they cannot deliver. They should not raise hopes of the members too much otherwise the disappointment is terrible like a physical pain.

Only promise if you can deliver!

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melody23 wrote on October 17, 2014, 11:56 AM

Nice to see a fellow heliumite here! It really all did go to pot when RRD bought it and decided to split it up.

nbaquero wrote on October 17, 2014, 12:05 PM

Dawnwriter you are correct, they should refrain from promises they can't deliver. But we need to recognize that big achievements are based on things that at some point seemed impossible. What I thinks is not correct is to use that vision to promise things they know from the start they can't achieve. I have witnessed that at Bubblews.

Dawnwriter wrote on October 17, 2014, 12:45 PM

Is this Natasha? I'm so sorry I cannot remember correctly though i know you from Bubblews as well.

melody23 wrote on October 17, 2014, 12:51 PM

No its Kirsty, I took over sports from Natasha though.

LeaPea2417 wrote on October 17, 2014, 4:32 PM

I agree, they should not promise good things they can not deliver. Arvind and his crew remind me of the corrupt politicians in office right now who promised so much but has not done a thing good, for example, Obama!

AliCanary wrote on October 17, 2014, 8:04 PM

I got very tired of hearing about "exciting changes", and so did lots of other people. We started saying, "Hey, why don't you fix the stuff that isn't working before you add a bunch of new stuff???" People never learn.

Kasman wrote on October 18, 2014, 2:06 PM

Bubble Ooze promised us the earth but all they have delivered is a pile of muddy broken dreams.

somedsatisfied wrote on October 18, 2014, 4:36 PM

I remember Helium. I was never a fan. I did used to write for others like Suite 101 when they paid well. All of these sites come and go. The first one I remember was Themestream back in the late 90s.

Dawnwriter wrote on October 18, 2014, 4:50 PM

I think I become too attached to sites I work for and when they go, I feel very depressed. I think I have to accept the fact that you stated: All of these sites come and go.

somedsatisfied wrote on October 18, 2014, 5:08 PM

It is hard when you put your heart and soul into them and the writing that you do and the friendships you make. I completely understand that. Sadly, most of the time they do all go eventually. But you can enjoy it while it lasts and the real close friends you make, you can always stay in contact with.