My very bumpy online journey
This post is in response to &AbbyG 's A smorgasbord of writing sites!
When I first started writing online, I joined a site called Helium.com . It became a very integral part of my life because of some very wonderful people and also because it polished my writing and taught me a great deal about expressing myself.
After the sad demise of Helium.com, I looked all over the Internet for websites where I could indulge in my love for writing and meeting people from all over the world. I then found # Bubblews and joined the site. It was a great experience, I made quite a bit of money though not as much as some other people seemed to make and then the site just crashed on our heads, destroying our dreams and to be very honest, our faith in such sites and their admins.
I then joined # Persona-Paper . It is a great site with very nice, friendly community. For those who are new or might be considering joining, here, we get one coin for every comment that we post on other people’s posts and two coins for each view we get on our own posts. The current exchange rate is $1.5 for every 1000 coins. It is a rather slow process but still I enjoy writing and interacting with people here.
I had also simultaneously become active on # CGP-Gallery . I had submitted some 110 posts there, had redeemed once (but no payment). I was quite near my second payment but after reading a gazillion posts about the absence of admins and non payment to almost every member, I decided not to bother with that site any longer.
Then I joined # EliteVisistors and that was also a horror show. Allegedly, one of the admins ran away with all the money and left the writers high, dry and fuming.
EV then became # BestWriters but it proved to be very short-lived too. The admins are asking people to write for points which might convert into money someday and as we all know, someday is not a day of any week in any calender.
I had also tried my luck at Postanyarticle and earned about 12 cents there but became very bored and DTC . It is a great site but its revenue is has also greatly decreased.
So for now, I am active only on Persona Paper. There are sites like Mykites but I am in no mood to be experimented upon like a guinea pig any longer.
So here's my rather bumpy online journey. Honestly not much in terms of cents and dollars but still I feel enriched my friendships formed and experiences gained.
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