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90 Days with Triond — 90 Days of Triond Success?

When I hit my 30 day anniversary with Triond I wrote a Happy Anniversary piece and included some statistics about how far I’d come in just 30 days with Triond. I then spent the next 60 days wondering whether staying with Triond was worth it.

That’s right. I’ve been on an emotional and confusing journey with Triond for the last 60 days. Should I stay? Should I go? Is it worth it? What’s the point? Am I wasting my time? These and a million other questions have (at times) exhausted me as I tried to decide whether Triond was right for me.

For a look back at my first 30 days with Triond you may read: 30 Days with Triond – 30 Days of Triond Success.

Please do not feel obligated to click if you aren’t inclined. The upshot of my continuation as a freelance writer with Triond is this:

  • I’ve made several more writer friends and retained several from those first 30 days.
  • This article is my 33rd item (including pictures) submitted to Triond
  • I have enjoyed almost 2800 views of my articles
  • I have 5 articles that have gained more than 100 views

If you do look back at the first 30 days you might realize that much of the second month was not spent with a clear focus on Triond. It was then that I waffled the most about what to do. But by the middle of the third month I had reached several conclusions:

  • It is highly unlikely that Triond will ever be my main source of income.
  • I  genuinely like the writer friends I’ve made here at Triond.
  • I (most of the time) do not mind the changes Triond continues to make to improve their writing site.
  • Triond is in this for the money and so am I – in the sense that “I get to write AND I get paid for it, YAY!!!”
  • I still enjoy helping people (whether it is about writing online or working to get healthy or anything else that could help further someone’s knowledge)

My Ultimate Conclusion?

I’m not going anywhere for now. I do have another site that I write for and do believe that (AC) is my main home as an online writer. If I may be so bold as to call Triond my second home, then so be it. And how lucky am I?

Because the bottom line is that – as an online writer – you must be comfortable with the avenue you choose to share your voice. I do find comfort at Triond; for all of the reasons listed above and several more:

  • My pretty (seemingly insignificant) badges – I just plain like them
  • Several of the changes Triond is attempting may actually do some good in the long run
  • Triond allows its writers to embed YouTube videos which allows me to update you more easily about my continued weight loss success
  • I continue to learn a plethora of information from the fickle Triond Forum

And last but certainly not least, my fans. Where would I be without you? One of the greatest perks about being an online writer is that you are reading me. You may even be liking what I write. And that does matter to me. Thank you, sincerely, for your continued support of my quest to share my voice with the world.

And here’s to the previous (roller coaster) 3 months, Triond. And also (hopefully) to many more. Cheers!

4 Quick Writer Tips:

  • Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are incredibly important to all writers.
  • You do wish to be understood, don’t you? (please see #1)
  • Write what you know, cite what you don’t
  • Be passionate about what (ever) you do in life and you cannot fail.

If you have been a fan of my writing for any length of time you may have read these tips before. I believe they deserve repeating and encourage you to give each some thought – every time you sit down to write.

Thanks again to all who have made my first 90 days with Triond so enlightening, rewarding, crazy, fulfilling, tiring, frustrating, maddening, fun, happy, crazy…oh, I said that already. So now let’s get to work on reaching that 6 month goal.

To read more from San you may find me: AskSan@AC and AskSan@Triond. Please also feel free to visit me at YouTube for all my latest LoseTheFatKeepTheFab video updates.

If you would like to write for Triond you may do so by signing up here. You have a voice, you have a passion. Now get out there and spread the word!

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12 Responses to “90 Days with Triond — 90 Days of Triond Success?”
  • BruceW
    October 25th, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Here’s looking forward to your six-month update, with many more articles and many more views!

  • Simran Kaur
    October 25th, 2010 at 8:58 am

    best of luck

  • ONEted
    October 25th, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Wow really inspiring stuff. I am at that stage though. The thing is many people join Triond because they lover writing and its a passion. And along the journey with Triond, they see that they have a dollar every day or so, and they start wondering whether it is worth their time and worth while. If you come to this stage, that means you have most probably lost track of why you joined in the first place.

    Join Triond to share your knowledge have fun and be part of a great growing community, that accepts everyone. After you realise that you are being paid a few dollars for doing what you love and will continue to do even if no one pays you, then you will realize that you are being paid a few dollars more than what you thought you would when you joined triond in the first place.

    I realized that this may be a long and tedious comment to read, and could most likely have been an article with a little editing and proof reading. However I felt I must reply as quick as I can, before a few spammy comments jump in.

    I really enjoyed this article, and I hope you stay with us. I have really enjoyed your work, and I am sure I don’t only speak for myself. I wish you all the best in the future, and hope to see more from you.

    Cheers, 46

  • hfj
    October 25th, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Nice article AskSan dear. I think you made a good decision to frequent Triond, and not close doors that may be beneficial to you later on in you’re writing career. You seem to have a following here, and many enjoy you as a friend, and have respect for your writing skills. Continued success AskSan dear. Well done friend.

  • GodsGrace
    October 25th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Nice Work

  • lovestar
    October 25th, 2010 at 10:53 am

    great share

  • AskSan
    October 25th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Thank you all, for your kindness. And ONEted, it could be an article, go for it and thanks for your wisdom!

    Bruce, congrats again on your latest reward and thanks, I hope at 6 months to be filled with love and reward(s) from Triond. Right now its merely an intense like, lol.

    And hfj, you my friend, are just so fabulous in your support. There’s a vid in there, somewhere, stay tuned.

    Thanks again and happy day to all!

  • lowellhenderson
    October 25th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I like your writing as well and am glad you stayed here. Triond may never be my main source of income either but I plan on hanging in here for the long haul. I can realistically see Triond being one third or even half of my income in a year or so. Good luck to you.

  • Brett Bennett
    October 25th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    This is a great article. I think people should stick with triond not really for the money but for the writing experience it gives you. Triond gives you a reason to write and write quality as well as quantity and the more you write, the better you get, right? :)

  • Dee Gold
    October 25th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Congratulations for a wonderful 90 days with triond

  • Marie Milton
    October 31st, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Nice Article, San ;) )

  • Sexyhood03
    December 8th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    great article&I agree with you plenty

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