Friday, January 2, 2015

The Reboot of Writing for Pennies

A rebooted blog for a new year

A lot has happened since I started this blog on August 10, 2010.  Helium closed.  Associated Content became Yahoo Contributor Network aka Yahoo Voices -- and then it, too, closed down. Epinions closed its contributor program. And on and on, content sites famous or obscure, loved or hated, run by huge corporations or by teenagers from their Moms' kitchen tables --all stopped in their tracks by Google's Panda, Penguin, and other algorithmic changes meant to wipe content sites off the face of the search engine results pages.

Yet, online writing opportunities remain.  Some hardy sites have survived and new ones are popping up, some quickly crashing and burning, others sticking around.

I pulled this blog a while ago because I felt that my gripes and praise about sites that were no longer around weren't relevant any more. I'm starting it again because I missed doing it and because there are new things to write about.  But I am going to make a clean start.  In the spirit of the new year, I am starting this blog over with a clean slate.