The month that has just come to an end was quite a ride, in many ways, but triond is getting to be like home.
Saw the post by Seiva7 tody, telling how she managed 200 articles in 60 days, something of which she can be justifiably proud, because such an amount constitutes a lot of work, so well done to her. I signed up to triond on December 12th last year, 79 days ago by my reckoning, and this will be my 421st post on the site in that time. I say this not to upstage Seiva7, but to point out that dedication such as hersis not unique.
I will admit from the start that I had a load of written work in reserve, having been writing, and getting stuff published, for over ten years now, so in some respects that gave me an unfair advantage, but I can write several new posts a day, when I feel that way inclined, and feel encouraged to do so here at triond, because the community spirit among the writers here is so stong, apparently. So far I have only managed over 8,000 views, but I get closewr to the next badge every day.
That, and the 500 articles posted are my next two major targets, and part of the encouragement I feel so strongly here comes from comments that keep getting posted about what I do. I have had, believe it or not, over 650 comments from you supportive fellow writers, mre every day, and with over 700 fans and friends, I just feel so good about the whole experience with triond up to now, even if the viewing figures do disappoint me, but it needs to be remembered that our work is spread over a dozen websites, so viewing is inevitably going to be sporadic, unless you post something that catches on.
So far, only two or three of my posts have done that, none in really big ways, but at least i have seen some limited success in that way. You can, to be honest, see the difference it makes if your writing is all in one place. I have 141 articles on environmentalgraffiti.com/users/tonyleather andthough I have not posted there for three months now, I still get 3 to 400 views a day, though the pay-rate is not good. Just goes to show that the poularity of individual sites can have a lot to do with it, as well as the quality of the writing.
I managed to post 170+ pieces of work on triond in February, si I believe I deserve the bonus and the badge, though I expect to slow the rate down quite a bit from now on. I do want to repeat that any of uou looking to get more views should join up to wikinut (mention my name when you do please?) because they let you post the same material on there that that you put on triond, and pay you for it, so you really are increasing the chances of your getting more views, and hopefully becoming more popular with viewers, by doing so.
This has been a great month for me, not because of the amount of work that I have done and posted on the site, but because I have come to realise that triond people, in the main, really do want to help and support one another, and are ready to be both critical and congratulatory, as the case demands, about the things that others post on the site. There truly is a family feel to it, and It makes for a much more enjoyable time as a member of this extended family.
You do wonder at times, I must admit, whether so much time dedicated to one site is a good thing, but then I do write for others as well, so It is by no means exclusive, though, to be perfectly honest, I get so much more from triond- apart from money, that is! – than I do from the other sites, just because it is so friendly. I want to let Chris Jordan know that waitihe is welcome to get in touch with me again anytime. Oh well, things to write, about gorgeous pygmy seahorses and incredible natural photography that won awards, among others. Keep on supporting me, please, folks, it’s what makes the writing life worthwhile.