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Just Why I Am Not Motivated to Give My Best

It is a long title indeed! And am quite sure it will be screwed up in the process of publication but at the moment I couldn’t care less.

Just Why I am Not Motivated To Give My Best to writing online…

Because it just doesn’t matter! Good writers are not made here! Sometimes, I wonder if to write online you need to be a writer at all? For more often(than not)it seems more like a world of shabby penny hunters! I am tired! Forgive me if I may seem like a drab bore- complaining myself sore! But honestly people, let’s face it, if you were really worth your (writer’s) salt would you be writing for a crap website like this?

Where ads pop up before your article can open! And when it(your post) does show up…there’s so many distractions crying for your already strained attention! Google Ad’s, Chitika, etc. Plus all those highlighted texts and the suggestions for further reading. It’s overwhelming for the senses to be able to focus and concentrate on reading(who does that anyway?). Add to this, the malaise of “nothing found” which has become a permanent feature on Triond(hasn’t it?).

Apart from Triond, I think that all paid to publish websites are lying about you being able to earn from web writing.  Fact being: You can’t make money just by writing for the internet!  Even if you improve your writing, thoroughly check your spellings, use perfect grammar, and work hard on Promotion! It’s all bull…. (excuse my language here!). I am thoroughly frustrated. You maybe brilliant in English and a genius in SEO techniques but you can’t make money by writing online.

The few dollars we earn every month is not money…it’s peanuts for monkeys! When am I going to wake up from this stupid stupor??? When am I ever going to give up my drunken dreams of becoming a successful blogger! I think it’s time for me to sober up- take a cold splash, refresh and make new plans for 2013. Whatdaya think? Please don’t tell me not to be so concerned about the money aspect because according to me that’s  defeatist reasoning!

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19 Responses to “Just Why I Am Not Motivated to Give My Best”
  • Ruby Hawk
    December 19th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Oh my, You gave me a good laugh, I often think just as you do, but I enjoy writing and all that goes with it. Of course, I could make more money for the time I spend reading and writing, but I would be doing something other than writing, and I worked many years making money, doing something other than writing, and it wasn’t near as satisfying. I would love to make more money, no doubt about it. I would appreciate making as much as I did two or three years ago. I don’t expect this site to last long, but I still hope they’ll make a come back.

  • Eunike
    December 19th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    But still, give your best.

  • Tiki33
    December 19th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I do understand your frustrations. Many have left because they felt underappreciated. It’s ridiculous and it’s time for change.

  • lauralu
    December 19th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I love writing. and i will write here as long as they let me as it is an amazing outlet, thanks for the lovely rant

  • shelpeare
    December 19th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Avissado, it is all about what type of site you are writing for. If you are going to write for a revenue-sharing site like Triond, Expertscolumn etc then traffic = money. We have to build our number of contacts outside of Triond on highly-trafficked sites. I see Triond writers placing links on Huffington Post which is a very, very popular site. Even with revenue-sharing sites many writers are still making good money both past and present. See the success stories again on http://writinghood.com/writing/is-it-possible-to-make-a-living-with-online-writing-sites/. These type of sites require time, experimentation and effort. There are also sites that pay upfront for articles that the Admin or the buyers specify. See minterest.com/how-to-make-money-writing-articles/ for some of them. Revenue-sharing sites like Triond are about an on-going residual income which is often pennies. Sites that pay upfront give you much more money much more more quickly but after your work is sold there is no residual income. Brighthub.com used to do both but I do not know what is the situation right now with them. Unfortunately the sites that pay upfront usually pay via Paypal which is a major problem in my part of the world so I can never avail myself of these opportunities. You are very fortunate in that respect as you are living in the UK.

  • Nxwtypx
    December 19th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Keep at it, you get what you put into this game – even if all you publish is complaints about earnings or the lack thereof, you’ve got at least some dedicated audience!

  • Amper Blitz
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Most writing sites really require patience, so patience :D (and go get some traffic while you’re at it).

  • shelpeare
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Have a look too at http://webwriterspotlight.com/best-upfront-pay-writing-websites-and-blogs-101.

  • KittyK
    December 20th, 2012 at 3:57 am

    No matter what site one is on, the bottom line is that it is very difficult, if not impossible to earn a living from blogging or writing. This site is fun to come to, amazing to meet wonderful new people and as someone before me mentioned, an outlet from “real life”…

  • Payge
    December 20th, 2012 at 4:35 am

    Ive been writing on and off for over 30 years and not once was my motive for it was financial gain.Im already rich beyond compare having the most beautiful grand daughters in the whole world in my eyes.I always give my best to what I write and don’t consider me to be a “shabby penny hunter” since it isn’t for the money .It was never guaranteed that one would get rich in blogging or writing and we all cant be Danielle Steel or Steven King unfortunately.Patience is a good virtue to have here and you get back what you put into something whatever you are writing .If I had to write on a professional basis it would be more like a job and I would lay down my pen and quit writing for good.But I write for fun and relaxation while staying true to my values and writing talent .My dream of earning my fortune in writing and buying the Victorian house with a round porch on it plus a wooden swing is just that ,,,,a dream.In reality I don’t want one due to the high maintenance costs and extensive yard work.In life God didn’t mean for anything to be easy and we have to work at it before we can master our obstacle.Writing is no different …..you have to work at it , learn from your mistakes and only after you do your best do you get what you were working for ….no free handouts here.Its all up to you ….do you want to do what it takes to make money or just go with the flow and have fun with it?The choice is yours…..all the fussing in the world isn’t gonna help until you decide which path to choose or give up altogether .Think of it as a flight of stairs….u wont get to the top of them till you start climbing them and learning you are capable of doing your best regardless if one makes money or not.

  • Smokey Hardwick
    December 20th, 2012 at 7:01 am

    I agree with you but I am still here trying for some reason. I guess it’s cause I love to write so much.

  • vickylass
    December 20th, 2012 at 7:17 am

    I’m a writer no matter the means I use. I try to do it my best, because one doesn’t know who’s going to read my articles out there. It could be an editor to like my piece and to offer me a deal. On the other hand, it’s my writing portfolio and i do care for it no matter what a pittance I’m going to get. On this month I’ve manage to accumulate 96 cents. So what? i keep writing my best. at the very best, on-line writing is quite a good showcase for your writings and you never know who’s to open your piece. “Oh, i like this! Let’s contact him or her!” Good share!

  • Emancipation
    December 20th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Keep writing. Whether here for peanuts or elsewhere for thousands. Don’t kick yourself or your ability. And remember, people are very diverse. Where one person fails to see talent, another may be more perceptive. So keep trying but most importantly, appreciate your family, your real friends and yourself. Those are the riches in your life.

  • Lynn Proctor
    December 20th, 2012 at 9:57 am

    It’s different for everyone. Some write for pleasure, and Triond works for them. Others write for money, and they spend a lot of time doing their back links all over the web, and Tweeting themselves into oblivion. One cannot just write and then be disappointed that the numbers are not there. You must spend as much time linking and tweeting and whatever else you can do as much as write. I don’t link, just because I find it a colossal bore, and my numbers reflect that. As far as the site itself goes, with popups, yes, Triond is a slave to cheap advertising, because Google is not their main supporter, it seems. So, yes, it is an “article mill” that doesn’t have a great reputation or advertising support. Those are the facts. My suggestion is to find other sites you like more, because being frustrated all the time doesn’t serve you, in any way. If money is the prime reason for writing, then other sites might work better for you. There are people making awesome amounts of money writing online. They also make a lot of links and make a science out of subjects to write about, and find out what is popular. I will probably never be one of those people. I can make more money at my job in one hour than I will writing for two years.

  • SharifaMcFarlane
    December 21st, 2012 at 9:14 am

    You can make money online. I am speaking from personal experience.

    You have to look around for options that pay you upfront. Try a few magazines. Sticking with Triond alone doesn’t cut it. You will be rejected first before you land that first job, but when you do succeed it will be worth it.

    If you have a personal blog that has been around for more than six months, you can also host private advertisers.

  • JohnSuarez
    December 22nd, 2012 at 3:09 am

    You’re learning. Being a writer is an annoying job, and it is a “job.” Most of us if we would care to admit it, are simply fat heads with an ego to be recognized, so we pursue it no matter how frustrated we get. I have been doing it for over 30 years and can tell you that I gave up a great career as a performer (on the side) and turned my back on “Hollywood” out of, you guessed it, being a fat head. I grew tired of supporting all the fat heads who used me to eat off of. When I did, even well known stars couldn’t believe it when I told them to their faces to shove off. I was a performer like a seal while everyone mooched off what I made and grew tired of it. As a writer I don’t make much but at least I don’t have to look in my refrigerator and see everything is gone by idiots sucking off my work.

  • Runna
    December 22nd, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Writing is not my profession its my hobby. If you really love writing then you wont really care if it is your hobby or if it is your profession. If that something that you love…becomes your profession then that’s just a bonus. And I read your article, I wasn’t distracted by, wait let me get the quote, “Google Ad’s, Chitika, etc. Plus all those highlighted texts and the suggestions for further reading.” these.

    Anyway, about this: “It’s overwhelming for the senses to be able to focus and concentrate on reading(who does that anyway?).”

    I read every article I am interested in or otherwise I wont click to see what it contains.

    I’ll be honest, I did not like your article. I am sorry but that is the truth. As someone above me commented, no one came here expecting to become Steven King and if you did then maybe its a wake up call for you mate.

    Your other articles are interesting and your English is good but this article was crap.

    I came here to write on Triond because I want feedback on the stuff I write. I don’t even bother to spell check, or fix grammar or even re-read it. Maybe I should and maybe its not something I should brag about but I feel like it would be better if other people found those mistakes for me and that way I’d know if people were reading my article. Anyway, sorry if what I said sounded rude and blunt but I tried to be honest with you. :)

  • girishpuri
    January 2nd, 2013 at 6:37 am

    sad

  • Writer Extraordinaire
    January 2nd, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Writing is pouring your heart out, no matter what the niche. So don’t stop writing because you will stifle your own voice.

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