My writing news for now.
I wrote my writing partner last week. No way were my 3 first books going to be ready to publish again anytime soon.
BUT I plan to do the fun NaNoWriMo experience in November, and I’m not alone. There are several writing groups I’m in now for support, which I can call on anytime. (Thanks writing buddies!)
AND Hubpages now has my former Squidoo lenses. They are called Hubs or Pages now. I have fixed the first ones that have scary skulls on them and taken off the same kind of links and sometimes all of the Amazon or Ebay links. I can always put them back on later.
I am excited because there are more people on my HubPages than there have been on Squidoo. AND more traffic.
So it’s a win for me so far. I can also “follow” people I used to know on Squidoo. A few have followed me so far too.
Yay! I changed my blog title now. I amy change it to something else later on. Suggestions are very welcome.
Betsyanne/formerly Lizziebeth on Squidoo/Elizabeth Sheppard on Hubpages
My profile there: http://elizabethsheppard.hubpages.com/
My Hub page in the Spotlight: Spring is Sprung – a funny poem: http://elizabethsheppard.hubpages.com/hub/spring-has-sprung-2
This is GREAT news.
Everyone has been talking about all the big changes at Squidoo. The LATEST change is that the owner of the site has agreed to pay the Lensmasters what they are due. Since the recent change from “paid every month” to “paid only if the total is $25.00 or above”, many Lensmasters (writers) on the site have been upset.
Now, when the site is being sold and Lensmasters are being transferred over to a new site (HubPages) Mr. Godin has changed his mind and WILL be paying his writers.
So that is good.
Read more about what other people are thinking and the choices they have to make this month. I have found out that other sites and writers on other platforms have gone through this before.
When you pay at least half of what you make to a site, it stands to reason that you COULD make more yourself on your own site or blog.
BUT there is the question of traffic too. A site like Squidoo used to have a lot more traffic. Then I believe that some people were posting photos that were not their own or shareable, and copying others’ writing word for word, and this cut down on the number of people visiting, because Google did not give the site as much authority as before.
But that’s just one theory. One person said that the owner was just bored and wanted to move on to another project. I just don’t know. I would have to hear from him personally to really know.
I haven’t made up my mind…. yet… what to do with my copy/writing projects here. I’ll be thinking about it every day until the end of the month, perhaps.
Lizziebeth on Squidoo