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Writing Sites: My Lot

Well, I write. It's one of the few things I can still do! Besides, I enjoy putting together a technical treatise or some other observation for the reader to consider.

Well none of us, I feel sure, couldn't use another buck or two (sorry, Meg, another pound or two). So we hope to make a few coins on our efforts, or some other perquisites.

So I surprisingly found I had joined My Lot at one point. I decided to re-examine it to see about pay. So I went to the page that suggested that possibility. They listed some "articles" that were written by members.

The ones I scanned were pitiable! I'm sorry. I don't care to read about how someone has an Uncle Louie they're looking forward to seeing, unless, say, that Louis is somebody awfully special. And I don't care what variety of denture creme they brush with.

Everyone enjoys a vacation, but not everyone wants to read about everyone's vacation.

And selfies? Too much like the word selfish. They do nothing for me. Especially not the silly ones that implant dog's whiskers or a huge chin.

So I'm getting just a little discouraged over the poor money-making opportunities in online writing. Do you sometimes feel that way?


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MegL wrote on October 9, 2017, 12:40 PM

It's a common complaint, I'm afraid. Only a few blogs make money. You are right about quality. Hubpages seems to be successful and they index only the top submissions and they put each different subject into its own domain.

Kasman wrote on October 9, 2017, 3:28 PM

Put it there pal! That's exactly how I feel about most so-called 'writing sites' and is the reason I don't belong to any nowadays. Ok, you could make a few pennies but some of the sheer drivel encountered on some sites could drive you up the wall. There are good authors out there who write good work but you won't find them on the average blogging site.

Kasman wrote on October 9, 2017, 3:31 PM

HubPages suits a certain type of writer and I'm afraid I'm not one of them. When Squidoo (which I loved) sold its soul to the devil (ie: HubPages which I didn't like) I only stayed a short while and didn't write anything on HubPages. i now wander freely through the blogosphere writing what I want where I want although these days I am more interested in the photo-sharing sites I am on.

MegL wrote on October 10, 2017, 4:21 AM

Photo sharing is a good subject for Pinterest!

AdGoggleKo wrote on October 10, 2017, 4:43 AM

I am on but not very active. I visit low or non paying sites just to keep myself busy. I post LONG FORM CONTENTS (1,000 or more words) at . bitLanders pays well for contents. 🙂

VinceSummers wrote on October 10, 2017, 7:15 AM

I'll take a look at it, Yvonne. Thanks for the heads up. Just curious: did you mean to type in AdGoogleKo? Some people misspell Google as Goggle is why I ask.

VinceSummers wrote on October 10, 2017, 7:57 AM

For some reason, Meg, I never have been able to make the Pinterest feature work at Persona Paper. Or I would have done it.

MegL wrote on October 10, 2017, 12:10 PM

You need to have your own Pinterest account, then you pin any pictures you like from the Personapaper site.

VinceSummers wrote on October 10, 2017, 12:31 PM

I've had an account for some time. Whenever I click the avatar, all the picture that comes up is the giant P logo, not the photo, as it does on other sites -- give the photo...

Kasman wrote on October 10, 2017, 2:26 PM

If writers are prepared to put in the work then it is still possible to make useful amounts online.

Kasman wrote on October 10, 2017, 2:47 PM

VinceSummers - you need to install the Pinterest extension button from the Chrome Web Store. Go here

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions

and search for 'Pinterest Button'. A list of extensions will appear but make sure you install the genuine Pinterest Button as offered by Pinterest itself - it should be the top one on the list. Once installed it will appear as a button on the top right hand side of your browser bar and any page you go to with an image on it will carry a red 'Save' button at the top left hand corner of the image. Clicking on that will open your Pinterest account and enable you to pin the image.

VinceSummers wrote on October 10, 2017, 2:51 PM

Ah. I hate Chrome. I've tried it again and again and always been disappointed. What about Firefox?

lookatdesktop wrote on October 10, 2017, 3:43 PM

Will there ever be a site like Yahoo! Voices?

Below is a link to an article about the 2012 Yahoo! Voices Hack:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Yahoo!_Voices_hack



Here is a myLot review with a list of other links to look at:

https :// scamskitchen . com / mylot - review - paid - post - forum - scam - legit /

Last Edited: October 10, 2017, 4:02 PM

Kasman wrote on October 10, 2017, 3:49 PM

I don't use Firefox so I can't comment on how easy it is but go here and follow the instructions

https://www.itworld.com/article/2728223/networking-hardware/add-the-pinterest-pin-it-button-to-firefox.html

AdGoggleKo wrote on October 11, 2017, 4:11 AM

I joined at adgoggle.com site before that's where my username came from 😊 "Ko" is Tagalog/Filipino of "my" 😊

frankie2015 wrote on October 11, 2017, 7:55 AM

I must admit I totally agree. Although I have been a member of myLot since 2013, I barely glance at the site anymore. All the other writing sites that i use are just a little bit too plain (excuse the expression) for me. I much rather write on academic writing sites even if it means the student does not do the work but I do. At least there I feel I am helping a little bit. After all I hope the student reads the essay or dissertation that I wrote to see if it matches his expectations or subject matter before he hands it in. But I will take a look at Hubpages again to see what they are up to these days.