Changes in the web content world?

I don't trust that this is anything more than temporary, but I have noticed and uptick in income from my old blogs and articles.  Interesting.  Is Google changing it's focus and stance when it comes to blackballing sites like YCN, where most of my articles lie?

Nevertheless, I am still moving forward with my Real-Estate License, but I am not going to turn away any income I can make while I build my business.

With that said, there are changes in the web content world, serious changes.  In the area of education especially, I have noticed that much of the sites that had been free to homeschoolers in the past are now pay-for-use sites.  Why?  Because ad revenue is not longer going to print and information sites.  It is going to video content.  This is the sign of the times.

Either change your approach or more on.


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I'm retiring this blog

I really loved content writing for the last 10 years.  It was a great way to make money from home, especially while I was homeschooling my children.  But the birds have flown the nest, and frankly, the bottom has fallen out of the web content business.  It's honestly all about videos now.

I am pleased to announce, that I have taken my love of decor, and home and garden (as evidenced in my many related articles), and am re-directing that energy into a being a Real Estate Agent.

See you around.

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We are slaves of the internet, aren't we?


People who would consider it a bizarre breach of conduct to expect anyone to give them a haircut or a can of soda at no cost will ask you, with a straight face and a clear conscience, whether you wouldn’t be willing to write an essay or draw an illustration for them for nothing. 

When I started writing web content back in 1999, I got paid an amount that I thought was extremely fair for a new writer.  I could not believe my luck.  But now with more than 10 years experience in my back pocket, I feel guilty asking for that very same price per word count.  But what other industry in the world pays you less over time? 

Writers are so abused!  Artists are abused even more.  And I am 50% of one and half of the other.  Go figure.  

Anyway, enjoy this excellent article for which I doubt the writer was properly compensated. 






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Recent Articles

After a bit of a vacation from content writing (during my last year of homeschooling my daughter) I revisited my web content career.  Here are some recent articles I have written.

Examiner.com:

No child left behind reform is fuzzy
Should the Jackson family reconsider homeschooling after Paris' suicide attempt
Mixed messages at Chime for Change concert to promote education
Is time spent in class more important than how much is learned?
WSBTV news reporter vilifies alternative education program
No more attendance forms for Georgia homeschoolers

Yahoo Voices

Incorporating Wall Clings into Your Room Design
Wall clings have replaced the mural, but they can be boring if they aren't used creatively

Tips for Costuming an Amateur Play
Whether you find yourself in charge of costuming a show for a children's theatre or community theatre, you will find these tips helpful.


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It's back on

I took a little break from content writing for several reasons, but I am now ready to go back to full time at least for the next 3 months.  I will see how it goes and in the summer when I am done homeschooling my 2nd of 2 kids, will make a more permanent decision.

Here are some of my most recent articles.

Yahoo Contributor Network:
Mugshot Websites Ruining the Lives of Every Day People
Mugshot websites time is limited as lawmakers scramble to stop online extortion

Tips for Getting College Acceptance Letters for Freshmen and Sophomores
College admissions is like a puzzle. If you put the pieces together correctly, you will have great success in finding the right college and getting admitted.

Tips for Getting College Acceptance Letters for Juniors and Seniors
My kids were very successful in applying for college. Yours can be too if you follow these tips.