A large website like Wizzley relies on people working together to fill its categories and sub-categories. Over time, these articles build up to create a massive resource for our readers, plus an income for the authors.
But first we have to get there.
Even the most cursory look at the new pages will tell us that articles are coming thick and fast here. They cover loads of different topics too. The mix makes me smile every time I glance at it.
Each and every Wizzley page represents another opportunity for a reader to find our website. They may come to read one article, but veer off into another, and another.
In that regard, our fellow authors became one powerful marketing stream for our own work.
Back when I first began writing here, this was very clearly understood. There were whole forum threads about whether it was better to write where everyone else was writing, or to trample free through the fresh virgin snow of new categories.
The conversations were inconclusive, but they made for a great buzz, especially since we were all experimenting like mad to prove our points.
Articles are always key, for ourselves and for Wizzley. Encouraging others to write more is as important now, as it was at the beginning. I recall very well the moment when I went from 'Wizzley is a nice site' to 'Wow! I'm enthusiastic about being here!' It was Humagaia in the forum urging us all to get to 100 posts.
I felt like I was part of something bigger. I would read the forum, get all excited, knock out an article or three, then report back on my progress.
Those are the articles which I'm now earning income on. It all most definitely paid off.