Moving content...or just moving on?
It feels like forever that I've been spending far more time simply moving content from one platform to another, instead of writing new stuff. There's been so much instability with writing sites over the past year that it seems to have become a guessing game where to keep things and have hopes of good performance.
First I was getting content off of Zujava , which was dying from neglect. Then I was getting annoyed with Squidoo and moving things to Hubpages which I thought had a more serious/writer-friendly atmosphere...so much for that! Now they seem to be going after any articles geared towards any kind of affiliate sales in favor of Buzzfeed-style fluff.
Along the way Yahoo! Contributors Network shut down and I had over 200 articles there to decide how to rework. Some of them I put up on HubPages, and now I am moving them elsewhere again.
And dare I mention Bubblews ? A lot of my stuff there WAS fluff, but I had at least some pieces worth expanding upon instead of just leaving there.
At this point I feel like the only safe place for a lot of my content, where I can have at least a chance of earning something from it, are my own websites and blogs. Because at least if they fail or soar it's because of me and my efforts, not the changing goalposts set by someone else. I have been moving some of my more sales-oriented and Christmas pages to Wizzley, which I'm liking more and more, but still...some morning I get up and just feel like, why bother? Just move forward and concentrate on writing new stuff where I want. Don't worry about the older pieces.
But at the same time I don't want to "abandon" content I know is good and at least used to perform well. Yet it takes time and is tedious to keep moving things. I can only tackle a few articles at a time, a certain number a week, before I feel like I'm getting burned out from it all.
Like this morning, I'm just going to work on one. And then I'm going to get ready to try to enjoy Easter with the family.
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