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Question I get asked a lot about Wizzley

 
katiem2
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on 09/07/2012

What is Wizzley looking for in terms of content?  As we are grow and expand how are our content needs shifting?   

Please Admin remind us what you are looking for.  Inquiring minds want to know???

I'm off to run some errands yet will be back to check in later. 

TGIF Everyone Laughing


BrendaReeves
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on 09/07/2012

Katie, I think what all of these writing websites want is unique articles. That's not easy to do, but I think you and Jo do it along with a few others.


Brenda Reeves
Digby_Adams
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on 09/07/2012

They also want articles that make money. I think that's why poets and fiction writers are having a harder time finding a place to write. I know I just started writing at Squidoo and I'm impressed at the way they teach you from Day One what they want - and in a very fun way! (Not that chefeem isn't more fun than a VW filled with clowns.)

katiem2
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on 09/07/2012

Good Points Girls.  It is my hope to stay aware and informed as to the sites direction and need of content in areas we may be lacking. 


chefkeem
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on 09/07/2012

Nothing has changed, Katie. We're looking for useful, well-written, and nicely-designed articles that readers would like to share with their friends.

Of course, everyone has a different definition of useful. That's why we create a lot of enemies and (sometimes) hate mail, when we reject articles.

Useful content has one or more of the following characteristics ...

  • Identifies a problem and offers one or more solutions.
  • Reveals personal experiences with a product--good and/or bad--and recommends the best choice, sometimes even in comparison with similar products.
  • Offers tips in various categories, i. e. travel, education, DIY, etc., if possible, from the viewpoint of personal experience.
  • Design is appealing to the reader, i. e. quality images, nice layout (variety of modules with titles), no garish CSS-creations (screaming color boxes), etc.
  • Most importantly - it's interesting and shareable stuff. (I just rejected a repetitive article about the rental situation in England, after the Olympics. Well, rents didn't go up. Is all. Boring. Especially - in 500 words! It's maybe a notice on an English real estate blog, but not a Wizzley article. The author wrote me an insulting answer to my rejection email. Called us a 'crap site'.)

See, useful means that readers get something out of it, for sure. And what they get out of it is so good that they want to pass the benefits on to their friends. 

 


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
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on 09/07/2012

It is a relief to know that Wizzley concentrates on articles.  As someone with a background in journalism and creative writing, I've found that I check into the Internet for research and answers to my questions.  Personally, I hate poetry.  As for fiction? If I'm going to read it, it's going to be a best seller for the masses, and something I can pick up at the local B&N.  Anyway, when I write for Wizzley, I consider it a treat because there are no distractions.  Many people try their hand at poetry and fiction, and present them online.  I don't search for poetry and fiction when I want a good read, so I don't even bother.  

Many people ask about making money online, but I ignore all of it.  I am retired, and my money and benefits made from years of past writing cannot compare to today's scrambling for online pennies.  I write for the pure joy of it because my retirement allows me to do so.  If I make a little money, that's fine.  But it's irritating to see the same money questions day after day after day.  Which tells me that a lot of people who call themselves writers aren't going to last very long once they find out that online writing takes a lot of work.  When it comes to passive income, you have to think backwards.  You don't get paid right a way.  You only get paid AFTER your work gains momentum.

 

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on 09/07/2012

Thank you, chefkeem!  I can post your information nearby as a very helpful reminder. 

 

katiem2
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on 09/08/2012

Chef, I'm thrilled and honored to be a small part of such a quality conscious article site.  Thanks for taking the heat for keeping high standards. My hats off to all of you!  

 

Thanks for the helpful reminder. I do keep all of the above in mind and will continue to do so. 

 

 


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