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Been gone, but I'm back

I just realized that it's been five days since I posted, at least that's what the article interface says. I'm not even sure where time went.

Honestly, I've gotten a little bit burned out on the site. Although I don't write here for the money, the money is a nice plus and when it comes in so slowly, I feel a little disheartened. It's hard to justify putting a lot of time into something that doesn't yield a very big returns. I guess you could say the same thing about Facebook, but I feel like that fosters some of my long term, real-life relationships.

Likewise, I wonder whether some of the blogging activities that I do both here and other places is just an exercise in narcissism.

Has anyone else had similar feelings? Do you get disheartened by slow bank movement?


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Kungfu123 wrote on February 26, 2015, 9:31 AM

I felt frustrated about the earning speed here at first, but I couldn't find any other legit writing websites. Therefore, I stayed.

MsBiz wrote on February 26, 2015, 9:50 AM

I've been focusing more on my personal blogs, but I still like the community here. Think that's good enough reason to stay emoticon :smile:

lookatdesktop wrote on February 26, 2015, 9:54 AM

Is it as it is, or is it? IT IS.

MsBiz wrote on February 26, 2015, 10:01 AM

It is, and shall be until it changes...

lookatdesktop wrote on February 26, 2015, 10:07 AM

Imagine if millions of writers decided to converge, as a Great Convergence, onto a single online writing site that paid each writer a nickel for each like and a penny for each comment a dime for each article. That would eventually turn into a massive chunk of change.

MsBiz wrote on February 26, 2015, 10:20 AM

That would be something I could get behind. In fact, if I had to start up capital, I would try to create something like that: a site that pays fair compensation for quality posts, en masse. I know there are a lot of great writers out there who would participate and will participate more actively if they were compensated better.

I think that's one of my hangups: that I've done a lot of traditional print journalism and higher-paying writing gigs in the past. Before outsourcing content writing became big, I often wrote for $50 an hour or more, for subject so much I had technical expertise. Those jobs are all but gone.

The same thing applies to all industries, though, in my opinion. When I worked in traditional mental health settings, I saw a lot of Masters-level clinicians being paid $35,000 a year who put very little cash and into their work because they were barely able to get by. when people are valued, even monetarily, I think they put much more pride in their work.

Feisty56 wrote on February 26, 2015, 10:21 AM

I feel your frustration with online earning, particularly when I read that you are questioning whether it is an exercise in narcissism. I think it's unfortunate that higher earnings for online content aren't there for the most part. For myself, I've decided to enjoy the experience here and consider any earnings a bonus, but I know not everyone feels the same.

When it's all said and done, I'm glad you've returned and hope you continue to do so.

Began1988 wrote on February 26, 2015, 10:44 AM

Yes I do get a little disheartened. When I first joined Bubbelws you made money a lot quicker so I would write a lot more. Of course we all know how that ended up and their mistake was allowing us to get so much money, But I think we were spoiled by the old Bubblews. I haven't even reached a dollar here -_-

MsBiz wrote on February 26, 2015, 10:47 AM

I was a little late to the game at Bubblews, having joins right before they switched over from the penny for each interaction system. Still, I did think that there lofty promises did spoil us a bit. I've been here since sometime in mid-January, and I am a little over three dollars right now. I don't even want to calculate what that comes out to per day/post.

BrenndaMarie wrote on February 26, 2015, 5:30 PM

I think, we all do from time to time. Sometimes we just need to take a break and get away from it for awhile.

nbaquero wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:58 PM

MsBiz It takes a lot of time to earn coins here, but I hope it is worth it in the long run, just look at CNN Money they mentioned PersonaPaper on their site, that is a good sign.