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informer
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on 11/11/2013

I'm saying "Hi", but I've said it before .... I've written three articles in the past, spent time on them, had them blocked ... and so had to walk away as it all seemed to be so deflating and I needed to write on a platform that wouldn't just punch me in the face.

:)

The more I look at Wizzley pages to see what's required, the more I see stuff just like I write .... and some "worse" .... fluff.... and I've no idea why mine were blocked.  And, as it seems that once blocked twice that's your lot..... it's very demotivational at a time when I need motivating.

So hi - I'm here, again, for the 3rd time .... to try to work out "what works"

What I thought was I could write something, then use it to improve it over time as it can take months to "learn" each platform's capabilities.  What I discovered is if you don't get it right first time you've had it :)

 

Mira
Posts: 487
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on 11/11/2013

Hi informer,

When I first started here, I spent a lot of time reading other people's articles. What's funny is that I didn't do it to figure out how to write myself (I did it, rather, because I was attracted by so many nice articles I kept finding), but later figured it had helped me develop a style for this kind of online writing.

So, I don't know, maybe spend some time reading, and it will all come naturally.

 


I Zazzle as Mira_2012
AbbyFitz
Posts: 374
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on 11/11/2013

When I first started I had adjustments to make on my writing. Just consider it constructive criticism and learn from your mistakes. It's not something to be taken personally. Mira is right, reading others' work helps a lot. It certainly helped me.


informer
Posts: 8
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on 11/14/2013

But it's only constructive criticism if they give you a reason.  Linking to 2-3 pages of "help" which are non-specific isn't constructive if you believe you are writing at the right level.

If you don't believe, or can't see, any 'mistakes', then it's not helpful at all.

Reading others' work has me seeing 'inferior' topics, writing and content value.

informer
Posts: 8
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on 11/14/2013

I've read loads, not been overly impressed by most of them.  I find a lot hard to read (layout, fonts, structure).  I've written 000s of articles on other sites, very successfully.

The block simply doesn't really tell you why - and as they are blocked you can't ask.

It'd be helpful if there were a "Sandbox" category where you could shove such writing in order to get feedback, where it could be seen, perhaps, for people trying to "fix" their work.

JoHarrington
Posts: 1816
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on 11/14/2013

I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble getting started here.  Finding your way on a new writing platform can be stressful. :(

Might I suggest that you have a look at my profile?   I'm not saying this to be arrogant, just that I've never had an article refused and I'm pulling in a lot of traffic every day.  I must be doing something right there.

Good luck.


chefkeem
Admin
Posts: 3394
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on 11/14/2013

Your pages were rejected for 2 main reasons:

1. Choice of topic - why would you write a "Guide to Publishing Articles on Wizzley" without having even one accepted page in your Wizzley portfolio? 

Link lists of other sites (Etsy-like stores, other publishing platforms, etc.) are not considered 'unique content'. There's plenty of info available, already.

Admittedly, it's hard to write an exciting article about the best pricing for ironing services.

2. Bad grammar and sentence structure.

 

If you're successful on other platforms, you should continue publishing there and avoid any further frustration on our site. Smile


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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