Articles stolen as Yahoo Contributor Network / Yahoo Voices closes

A side effect of YCN & Yahoo Voices closing is that unscrupulous people have have on the site and stolen our articles for their own sites.  We will have no way to prove that the articles are ours because the originals will be gone from the web, so if these people manage to get our articles posted first, then they are kind of theirs officially.

This really sucks.

Here's an articles I wrote that is currently residing on someone else's blog, but the formatting caused

I'm not done yet, and could use some help.

I really enjoyed my work as a content writer, but working for other sites has come to an end.  The reason... when the economy went bad several things happened:

1st: Web writing became popular and I noticed a glut of new available writers began to lower the amount of money I could make on my articles.

2nd: The writing on the web became bad. All the new writers in the market resulted in quite a lot of poorly written articles.

3rd: The web revolted.  Good in particular thought up PANDA which resulted in "Content Mills" as they were called being being penalized.

This all resulted in a long slow decent of the industry.

It seems the final foot has fallen, and Yahoo has closed Yahoo Content Network and Yahoo Voices.

The good news is that they returned my 1800+ articles to me.  They didn't have to, but they did. (I've been writing for them since 2006.) So here's where I could use some help.  I am creating a blog/website to feature all of my best articles. I am letting the duds die!  (When you write that many articles, you regret a few.) In time I plan to add other writers, ... just a few, don't want to anger Google! But for now, I need readers for my articles to get them back in circulation!  Take a peek, and if you like what you see, please share it.

Thank you.


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Well it happened, another web content website closed

None of the websites that I used to make a decent living just a few short years ago exist.  That's the bad news.

The good news is that with the closing of Yahoo Content Network, ownership of all articles... all 1800 articles had been returned to me.

With so many articles in my ownership, I have started a blog/website : http://peguides.blogspot.com

I will also be placing articles for sale on this site soon.  Look in the contents bar for more information.




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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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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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