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Category for gifted and talented?

 
Guest
on 02/18/2013

I'm brand new to Wizzley and have been looking around to see what topics are covered. I'd like to rewrite some of my old blog posts about gifted children and adults, but I can't figure out a good category for them. I've looked in Education and Social Issues and none of the subcategories really fit. Any suggestions?

Paul
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on 02/18/2013

Hi Catana,

Personally, what I've done when I've been in a situation similar to yours is write them, put them in the big "umbrella" categories and then once I've gotten a couple written on the same topic, messaged an admin or created a forum post asking if it'd be possible for the smaller category to be created.

If there's a need for the category, I can't see why it shouldn't be implemented! :)

Guest
on 02/18/2013

Thanks so much, Paul. I didn't expect such a fast answer, and such an excellent one. It's nice to know that there's the possibility of adding a category.

chefkeem
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on 02/18/2013

I have added the following sub-cats:

Family -->  Children -->  Gifted Children

Education -->  Gifted Adults

Welcome to Wizzley, Catana!  Smile


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Paul
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on 02/18/2013

 

Catana: 02/18/2013 - 02:51 PM

Thanks so much, Paul. I didn't expect such a fast answer, and such an excellent one. It's nice to know that there's the possibility of adding a category.

It's a possibility that's rapidly turned into a reality. Wink

Guest
on 02/18/2013

Okay, color me amazed. I'd heard that Wizzley was a great place to write, and now I'm convinced. And I haven't even submitted anything yet. Now I don't dare not. Thanks to you both, chefkeem and Paul. Smile

Paul
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on 02/18/2013

 

Catana: 02/18/2013 - 03:13 PM

Okay, color me amazed. I'd heard that Wizzley was a great place to write, and now I'm convinced. And I haven't even submitted anything yet. Now I don't dare not. Thanks to you both, chefkeem and Paul. Smile

Glad to hear you're already enjoying it!

Guest
on 02/18/2013

Absolutely! I've enjoyed my first few weeks on Squidoo, but from what I've seen so far, Wizzley is more suitable for writing that isn't necessarily aimed at selling something. And the quality of the writing here is so much higher, which makes it a pleasure to read. I'm really looking forward to becoming a part of the community. I'm working on my "Wizzography," and have picked out a blog post to revise and expand.

Paul
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on 02/18/2013

 

Catana: 02/18/2013 - 03:26 PM

Absolutely! I've enjoyed my first few weeks on Squidoo, but from what I've seen so far, Wizzley is more suitable for writing that isn't necessarily aimed at selling something. And the quality of the writing here is so much higher, which makes it a pleasure to read. I'm really looking forward to becoming a part of the community. I'm working on my "Wizzography," and have picked out a blog post to revise and expand.

Indeed, the quality here is superb and one of the greatest things about the site - I'll often get sidetracked while writing by someone else's articles.

Guest
on 02/18/2013

I'm always looking for interesting reading and new things to learn, so getting sidetracked is sooo easy. I could really use someone to come and hit me upside the head and tell me to get back to work.

Ragtimelil
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on 02/18/2013

I know that problem. I have to use a timer....Cool


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HollieT
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on 02/18/2013

I now exactly how you feel, I have to literally drag myself back to what I'm doing. Welcome to Wizzley, Catana.

Guest
on 02/18/2013

I should use a timer, but I'm usually too distracted to remember it. Major Adult ADD. Everything is "Ooh shiny!"

Thanks for the welcome, Hollie. One more bad habit to add to my list.

Jerrico_Usher
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on 02/18/2013

Hi Catana, love the name, and welcome to Wizzley- you'll find this is a powerful dynamic and optimistic community and we (the authors) or the staff don't allow any hogwash or negativity (in articles, forums, anywhere)...

I've been here a year now a Hubpages transfer if you will- and I love it, the tools are the best you can find- but this will spoil you for all other sites like this, we have many more crayons, options, and yet we still maintain a consistent theme none the less (no Myspace like pages)... I like to think of hp as a newspaper with lots of Sunday ads(pictures/monetize capsules), Squidoo like a newspaper on Sunday  more colorful but still lots of ads (perhaps the wednesday paper?) and Wizzley, I see this as the Oprah Winfrey Magazine reincarnated (the attitude, full color layout, and great reading), the forum certainly feels like Oprah in nature :). The staff are not only visible everywhere, but they interact with us "common" folks on the site as if we were in their living room, they are very approachable and kind. 

As for articles selling things, we're more graduated in "how" those articles are allowed to be created. You can't  write some pages that both Hubpages and Squidoo (and others) allow, on Wizzley  they have to be information based not just information about a product (sales copy cloaked in made up reviews) but something useful to the reader and that even someone not wanting to buy anything, just get information on something, would read. We've perfected the art-form out of necessity and the community is amazing at helping (you've seen the fast response times)we have to build informative pages that also offer valuable sales potential- not spam cloaked as a review site that isn't really a review at all :)

I write both, mainly psychology for fun, products I've used or want to buy or just thought were cool (like the star wars light saber or the Furby) and often a news report I hear or read somewhere that peaked my interest but didn't fulfill my curiosity causes me to do research for my own curiosity, but ends up consolidating into a wizzley article as well, then there are those times you burn your kitchen down and write about it for closure.

Product articles are your real bread and butter so don't shy away from them just learn to write them in a more enlightening (to the reader) way... I enjoy learning about the things I write about (products) down to the history and mechanics, uses, etc... so it's also fun to learn and to pass what you learn on in an artistic article... I try not to just "write for money" I write for pleasure and juice it up for money later...

I used to write to several sites but find it increasingly difficult to tolerate other sites lack of freedom in the creation (artistic portion of article building/wizzle building) process- i.e. SQ and HP won't let you drag drop your modules/capsules, sq won't let you stack your monetize capsules side by side with text (that I could see), and is pretty templated- you come here and you can do just about anything if done tastefully. 

Overall Wizzley is the crown jewel for writers wanting to join a community and earn from their writing (on 2.0 properties) not to mention learn to hone their writing skill be it having an article rejected to fix or just pow wowing in the forum... 

Good luck here, that heavenly site you've been looking for to park all your words on... is here.

Jerrico


Jerrico Usher - The Grass May Be Greener On The Other Side But I Installed A Mirror Over There! :-) - Join Our Wizzler Chat Room created by the people for the people to the people
Guest
on 02/18/2013

Thanks, Jerrico, for that thoughtful comment. I have to say that I dislike Oprah intensely, so that isn't quite where I'm coming from, Laughing but I understand your meaning. I'll be using Wizzely more for the opportunity to write on subjects that don't fit elsewhere in my scrambled mess of a life, but I'll add some sales modules when they're appropriate. I like both Squidoo and Wizzley, but I see Wizzley as more friendly to thoughtful writing that isn't trying to sell you anything. It's certainly more attractive.

I'm one of those people who doesn't do well with freelance writing -- the constraints of deadlines, and the prospect of writing variations on topics that aren't that interesting the first time around -- are killers. Where but on the internet can we be free to write the way we want and get paid for it?  

I'm not out to make a fortune on content writing, so I'm not pushing sales, even on Squidoo. Whatever I make is a small addition to the income from my fiction writing (also small). So my expectations are very modest compared to serious earners.

Jerrico_Usher
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on 02/18/2013

that kind of freedom only comes from one place- building and owning your own site AND url...


Jerrico Usher - The Grass May Be Greener On The Other Side But I Installed A Mirror Over There! :-) - Join Our Wizzler Chat Room created by the people for the people to the people
chefkeem
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on 02/18/2013

Not entirely true, Jerrico. (I'm referring to Catana's point about having freedom and making money.)  There's much to be said about built-in traffic, community support, optimized site structure, instant Google authority, etc. on a site like ours.

I even venture to say that if you can't write about it on Wizzley it probably ain't worth a damn.  Smile


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Guest
on 02/18/2013

The necessity of having your own site and domain isn't quite what it used to be (or maybe never was). If you're not establishing a business, what's most important is the reliability of the site that's hosting you. I don't have the freedom to sell anything on my wordpress.com blogs, but I have complete freedom to write, and I know that it's an extremely secure site with very few problems. And I'm just too scattered already to bother with maintaining my own site. A domain for my Weebly website? Yes, that's coming, but I see no advantage in hosting my own site over using Weebly. As for Wizzley, I was just reading the list of no-way-fuggedaboutit topics, and there's so much of that on Squidoo. Too often, somebody asks for help on the forum and I look at the lens and just shake my head. 

Community is so important, and that's very difficult to gain when you're on your own. One of the reasons I prefer Wordpress to Blogger is because WP has the tools that allow community to develop. In fact, I just dumped Blogger (again), and moved a fairly new blog to WP.

Jerrico_Usher
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on 02/18/2013

I was referring specifically to (I can't use quotes so couldn't make that clear) the freedom of writing whatever you want however you want and making money- you can do that on your own site but most blogging sites require structure of a specific format etc (i.e. can't write on certain topics, have to format it a certain way, can't others- not to say true freedom is always a good thing- I love the structures (on a site such as this) that help new writers stay on task and write in a format that gets results- 

that said I concur, sites like these do offer some benefits you won't easily or freely (cost effective?) find on your own site so readily- tis why I write on them and tis why most marketers see the value in building 2.0 properties for backlinks- the backlinks count and are valuable/authority and Wizzley moderating the articles, especially for marketing (product articles etc...) is also a good way to make sure marketers who choose to build an account for backlinks realizes that even in their venture having a well written informative piece formatted correctly is vital...

I was only saying that if your going to use an infrastructure such as this you will have to follow some rules- some you agree with others you may not, but it's for your own good and the price you pay to use someone else's house for your wizzle parties :). I have both, wizzles/lenses etc... and my own sites and I enjoy the ease of writing and forgetting on these sites and pumping up pages that earn or show earnings... 


Jerrico Usher - The Grass May Be Greener On The Other Side But I Installed A Mirror Over There! :-) - Join Our Wizzler Chat Room created by the people for the people to the people
Guest
on 02/18/2013

I see what you're getting at. I take the restrictions into account when I decide whether I'm going to write on a site. But for me, personally, other factors can count for more. Quality is the biggest one. I commented about one site that it's where the English language goes to die because what few rules it has about quality aren't even monitored. Sites like that are usually also the ones that pay very poorly, if at all. On some of them the only payment is via your Adsense account. Good tools, and site stability also count for a lot. So Wizzley comes off as one of the best, from what I've seen.

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