Bidding farewell to all those I shared my articles with and from those I read good stuff too.
A couple of days ago, I wrote and article entitled Is This A Lost Battle? taking on Triond’s invite “to try submitting again” In this article, all I wanted was to express my feelings as regards my four articles in a row declined from July 21st to 24th under the “duplicate content on-line” excuse. I always though it was a mere excuse for not letting me know the truth of why they had declined me so many auricles in just three days.
I waited patiently for a convincing response from them, if not for an apology, to my queries. All what I received, just a couple of days ago, was an email telling me that I hadn’t submitted anything for some weeks and that I was missed. How touching!
This is why I wrote this article entitled Is This A Lost Battle? I did so to express my views of an article that had been declined on July 24th 2012.
To pretend that Triond takes us into consideration when we put forward a query, especially regarding articles and/or payment, I do truly believe it is a lost battle. They just won’t listen to writers, myself included, that have been writing away to submit for some time and they wish to improve their conditions or, at the very least, be taken into consideration.
I may be working for little money, but the least I expect from the company I work for is to be taken into consideration when I have a say and respect for my work. If on top of this, they pay well, all the better for this.
When I first registered with Triond, I thought it could interesting to write for them. They weren’t this bad back then in 2008 and 2010 and the payment per view wasn’t bad either. They seemed to care for their writers when those approached Get Satisfaction with a query and they offered some incentives once in a while. But not anymore!
On these days, Triond don’t want true, good writers that care for a quality portfolio. All what they want is niche fillers typing away non-stop to produce the most of content to get paid a real pittance.
It didn’t pass unnoticed to me when having a look on my dashboard, I saw this data of their Traffic Geo Distribution. It is today’s percentage.
China: 60%; Taiwan: 10%; US: 9%; Spain: 8%; Australia: 7%; Korea, Republic of: 3% and UK: 3% In the past, Canada and India were big contributors, but they’ve been wiped out.
In the past, US and UK made up a bigger percentage of their contributors. I wouldn’t say that, in these countries, everybody who writes are great writers, but being developed ones, there’s a better level of education. I can tell this because of the many articles I’ve read by writers from US or UK. On the other hand, these nationals wouldn’t work for a pittance all day long to be treated as slaves later on. I’m not surprised they’ve quited.
I’ve nothing against Chinese people, but the fact that they make up almost the whole of their Geo distribution should make us think.
This is perhaps Triond’s new policy; they don’t want true writers, but folks ready to type all day, non-stop, to fill in their niches. They wouldn’t have anything to publish if there wasn’t because there’re writers to write for them.
Ever since, I started writing to submit here, I did it with clear conscience that it was my own original work. I even defended Triond when some writers ranted about them and I did it honestly despite the fact their pay was far from being acceptable.
I recall with sheer pleasure my first articles published and how I tried to improve my marketing skills. My first payment arrived in my account in February this year and it was $6,72 USD. Then, I’ve noticed that my earnings have been dropping down despite the fact that my views and comments have been going up.
I’ve started to delete some of my work, but having written over 500 articles in the past couple of years isn’t easy task. I keep the ones that I like best in my computer for some other purpose and I delete those which were, perhaps, hastily written and without much thought. It will take me some time, but as I say the copyright is the copyright and one, after all, spent some time writing them.
I know this is not the end of the world as there are problems a lot more serious than this one. Surely, there are! However, and no matter on how happily I wrote to submit for Triond for the past two years, I feel I can’t go on writing for a company that takes no consideration for their writers that make up a big part of the business.
Surely, I will miss reading some of the good stuff by other writers for some time. I really enjoyed their articles, poems, cartoons or whatever they wrote. These are the ones I call fellow writers!
I don’t know where I’m heading for with my computer and my stuff, but there must be a place where one can fit it.
Life is full of possibilities, or so, they say.
Copyright. Vicky Pino. August 20th, 2012. rights reserved.