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Are You a Wizzler Too?

Once heard the late Gene Kelly (1912 - 1996) describe the late Michael Jackson (1958 - 2009) as being “eclectic”. The word “ec·lec·tic” is an adjective and it means, in the sense that it was used by Mr. Kelly, that Mr. Jackson derived ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources, and applied this knowledge quite well, especially when he performed.

If I were to describe my collection of pages published at, the word eclectic would paint a very nice picture.

My first article – accepted for publication two years ago - was about modern day Arabs who claim to be the seed of Abraham and there is no reason why anybody should doubt their claims. The Hebrew patriarch that the Jews, Christians and Muslims all call Father Abraham had many sons (one by his first wife, Sarah; one by his first wife's maid servant, Hagar; and several more by his second wife, Keturah, whom he married after the death of his first wife). Those sons had a bunch more sons and the lineage just kept on growing!! One of the sons of was and he went to live in the desert. It is believed that the “desert people”, the Arabs, are his descendants.

My pages are eclectic because finding a “niche” has proven to be a most difficult task. Can't seem to find a specific topic to focus on. Consequently, my pages are about , and ; , , , , , etc. To date, 37 pages have been published.

The Wizzley Team encourages their writers to publish a Wizzography ; which is very similar to our introductions here at Persona Paper; only it's not required. Very much enjoy writing at this site and the community is exceptionally friendly and supportive and … way smarter than me! Much like this community. :)

So in addition to being sharing your thoughts and expertise here, are you a Wizzler too? If so, what was your first Wizzle about?

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AliCanary wrote on February 11, 2015, 2:57 PM

This is the first I've heard of the site, but there's nothing wrong with being eclectic!

BarbRad wrote on February 11, 2015, 6:56 PM

I have also published on Wizzley, but not in a long while. My first Whizzle was on How to Enjoy Summer Art Festivals and Fairs. I only wrote eight and two aren't doing very well. Probably my fault because I haven't done anything to them since I published them. I guess I'm losing faith in the content sites since Squidoo folded and HubPages only earns pennies a day when I used to get monthly checks for around fifty dollars. I'm putting more energy into my own blogs now.

WordChazer wrote on February 12, 2015, 1:24 PM

You know all about my Wizzley portfolio. I actually have a list more articles to publish ready to roll, but don't have the time between my eBaying and all my other interests at the minute.

cmoneyspinner wrote on February 12, 2015, 3:58 PM

LOL. How have you been? Just realized you were here. If it makes you feel good, I found you because I Googled "personapaper" and you popped up in the search results. Go girl!! :)

cmoneyspinner wrote on February 12, 2015, 4:03 PM

HUBPages and Squidoo were the sites where I made money too. Haven't earned like that since they made changes. Writing for the sites gives me something to do that complements my blogging. My work schedule needs to be a little bit more organized though. Could probably get more accomplished if it were. I like the "feel" of this site. The publishing and commenting process is very easy.

cmoneyspinner wrote on February 12, 2015, 4:06 PM

Yes I quite agree. It's OK to be eclectic. I like the Wizzley site. It's 400 words minimum. I like this site. It's 500 characters minimum. It's all good! :)

WordChazer wrote on February 12, 2015, 4:41 PM

Me, I'm busy! As ever. Writing for anyone who will have me, working on a freelance career, EBaying and decluttering, working at my dayjob. I would have given you my referral link if I'd thought of it before. This place is wonderful, as I say, the second best site on the web after Wizzley. I'm saving Wizzley reading for a time when I need R&R and not writing or selling. I don't even known who it was who mentioned PP to me - I found it on a forum therad complaining about the B site when they were doing all their updates in July last.

Maelou elitecodex , how cool is this admission from cmoneyspinner , eh? I am chuffed! (Those two are the admins here, and like Achim over at Wizzley, they're friendly, interactive and responsive admins too, hence why I like it here.)

BarbRad wrote on February 13, 2015, 3:12 AM

Did you see my last post on what to do with those xml files I downloaded from Squidoo? I'm having trouble understanding how to convert them into blogs.

AliCanary wrote on February 13, 2015, 1:58 PM

I went to check it out, but it doesn't say what the pay rate is--it looks like you need to add an AdSense account, or something, is that correct? I'm a little leery of item in the TOS--seems like they want too much leeway to use the work you submit. Unlimited, in perpetuity--yikes!

j2jworkz wrote on February 14, 2015, 6:20 PM

Not familiar with the site but am curious now and will check it out !

cmoneyspinner wrote on February 16, 2015, 2:59 PM

It's not a PPV or PPC type of site. My Google AdSense is associated with my account and revenues are shared. I think you can use Chitika as an alternate. I don't worry too much about them "using" my work as I have had very good dealings with the site owners. They don't give off the impression that they aim to misuse other people's hard work, are abusive in any way (like being a "content snatcher") and often times TOS terms are written in standardized legal-ease. I have no fears that I'd ever have to engage them in a legal battle over my own stuff. It's good that they think their site will be around as long as "perpetuity". Not sure free Internet will be around for that long. (O.o) Just sharing my point of view with you, for whatever it's worth.

AliCanary wrote on February 16, 2015, 7:42 PM

I'm glad they seem trustworthy in your dealings--that's a good testimonial.

BodieMor wrote on February 19, 2015, 8:16 PM

New to blogging, I've never heard of "Wizzley"...

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 27, 2016, 9:40 PM

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