Making Money with Persona Paper
I am pondering whether writing here will be profitable and I bet a lot of you are, too. Writing sites based on communities of writers are springing up a lot these days, and it's hard to know if one (or more) will find a way to make the model work. Persona Paper compares itself to Facebook, and I'm not sure if that's the best comparison. The point of Facebook isn't to encourage writing for others to follow in a general sense. The privacy controls let you limit viewers to friends and family. I think this site is more like Bubblews in structure.
Is there something we as writers can do to help make this site stand out? Will the site rules prove too liberal, failing to separate wheat from chaff? With the model based on advertising, the site can't sustain itself endlessly on a community that feeds on itself. We need a constant stream of fresh readers from outside to come in or the advertising model will probably collapse.
From what I've read so far, the laissez-fare approach here is a lot like that of other sites that started out letting everyone and anyone say their piece however they wanted to say it, and then, over time, found they had to tighten up the rules. If the long-term plan is to appeal to readers coming here solely to browse, this concept might work. But if the idea is for readers to come here for information, it's going to be hard for them to find it among all the stream of consciousness writings.