Living in Transient Times
Having earlier seen an advertisement for another writing website, I decided to investigate, out of curiosity. The first article I turned up about this particular site related to its apparent wholesale removal last year of content by writers who had been members there for some years. Removed, moreover, with just two weeks' notice.
That sounds depressingly familiar when you stack it up against the closure of YCN, Squidoo's acquisition by HubPages, the closure of Teckler and Helium, and downgrading of payments from the other site. Before that, there was Suite101, which underwent several changes in 2012-3. I hear Shvoong has not had it all their own way either.
It seems as if humans (especially writers ) have no option but to accept that their work is transient and fleeting and to keep creating at a rate of knots rather than continuing to revise and refresh only the articles they already have. Occasionally something will go viral, but only occasionally, and nothing much seems to have long term potential these days.
I guess it's all part of the diminishing attention span that humans appear to be exhibiting lately. Only what is new and fresh is worth the time and effort to read and stale work gets nowhere.
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