Available Balance
I wish we can do shorter tiltles in are post here on LB
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I wish LB post did not need a long title for a post why do I wish this? some times I might just do like a short story but with the title here on LB we have to have a long one so we can post it. Some times adding to the title does make some one lose interest in the story or post .what ever you want to call it. I say which is true that all post we do on LB are stories . It can be from a kid story to some thing about some one life or even some one diary yes there people who would do this on some wiritng sites, why? Here one reason they may not know what to write for a post and they do want to make money. yes we do not make a lot of money on the writing sites but for they can take care of a $60.00 us phone bill every month or car insurance but I do not do a diary at this time and hopfuly not that one thing I rally do not want to write about in my life . Yes I know weather and hot dog cart can come close to a diary.So not mater what story we do here on literacy base I wish we can do a shorter title in are stories or post . what do you think? Do you like to have short titles in your post or very long ones most stories today do not have long tilted so I Have no idea why la
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for example say we do a cat post
on LB if we write the title like say it what my cat did today. As you know this is to short . So we would have to ad what my cat did today in the house etc,So now you have the idea what I am talking about.

Should Literacy base media library be remove?
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Should the media library be remove from
Literacy Base? I say yes the Literacy base library should be remove here why Some newbi might think it OK to use the photos that are in the Literacy base library . As I read I see some of the other writers on Literacy base has people use their photos with their permission. This is my one reason why I use the same photo over and over again I rally do not want any one else using my photo that I have on my post. I think Literacy base should find were goggle has those free photos that any can use like a old writing site had. those photo were open to the public with no problems . Or let us post with out using a photo . Yes I know photo get more people to look at are post which can bring in more traffic to Literacy base. the more traffic that comes in the more money from ads come in I think? so what do you think should the literacy base library be remove this way newbi who are new to writing will not use the photos by mistake. If I know my photos will not be use by any one else I start to post different photos with the post I do on Literacy base so far I have not had any one take any of my photos so far . I think because I use the same one over and over it not worth the time to steal it . I know other members here on literacy base been having problems with people taking photos and stories to. steeling a post is other story or is it other post. yes I do not like people steeling other people work. what do you think? Ok that it for now have a good day or a good night.

Benefits of writing a journal- not in a smartphone but a diary
May 12, 2017
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We all love writing journal or diary as at the end at the day we will write all the good, bad, funny, sad things that happened throughout the day. Why do you write it? How do you feel after finishing your journal for that day? Have you ever thought, “Why do I write it daily?” Besides feeling well there are so many benefits of maintaining a journal.

# When you are writing a diary your IQ improves. Research says that writing has a direct relation to expanding our intelligence. Also, it improves our vocabulary.
# Writing a journal help yu to be mindful about your actions and get a clear idea of the past grievance and future anticipation. This will get the wandering mind to go in a particular path reminding you of the right things to do.
# Maintaining a diary has a major impact in balancing your emotional intelligence. This will mold your feelings and make you stable and make you feel more empathetic and compassionate towards life.
# Helps you achieve your goals easily as you write them in your journal which will pave a clear path for you to run behind your dream.
# Writing journal will enhance your memory and strengthen your brain. While writing a journal you will think of new ways to write which will be a strengthening activity for our brain.
# Writing a journal daily will improve your communication skills. When you keep writing this in time will transform into a natural conversation. This has a huge benefit for you while you speak. You will start to feel the change in time.
# This has an indirect impact in developing your self-discipline. You will follow the rule of writing your journal and recording your entries no matter what work you have. This, in turn, cultivate into a habit and reshapes your self-discipline in the long run.
# Writing a journal will heal your pain as you transfer your agony and anguish to your diary and cry your heart out. This will help ease out the pain and make you feel better.
Thus writing a journal has so many benefits and if you don’t please start writing it immediately for you will surely feel the change.
Thanks for reading. Good luck.
spell checker not all way right
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Some time spell checker does not work right. What do I mean by spell checker not working right? This is what it does for example when I use the word wi-fi spell checker trying to the word in to wife no joke lol . I do not think any one want a wi-fi for a wife other words like lap top which is kind of one word spell checker will make it two words.
it will all so turn the work internet in to some thing else to this is not joke and I thought auto correct was bad on the phone oy. I just said the work oy spell checker will try to change that word to something else to. Now does any else here have any problems with their word spell checker item program. Me I use the free office program call word graph and it has a butter fly for it logo.
If some ask how come I do not have the main office program? the answer is easy it cost to high . why pay for some thing if it good and has a good a ratting and is free that the bottom line it is free. That why I like about word graph even the spell checker does do a great job but better then having no spell checker. I just wish it try to correct things that do not need tob e corrected. I could say the same thing about my phone auto correct. I am very good at spelling words wrong I d o not need that kind of help from auto correct when I do a word right the auto correct on the phone try to change it to something else.Plus spell checker on the lap top is some times the same way but with that I see the word before I press publish.

I hate being tired when before I did not get it
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when the writing site bubblew was on
I had no problem doing ten post a day and I was one of the lucky ones I did get paid I was getting close to $50.00 a month on the old bubblews . Now here my problem even when I just do one post some how I am getting tired to fast. I like to know what or why I am getting tired for doing some thing I enjoy doing.I like to be able to do ten post again here why if the post is good we get like .15cent a post that =$1.50 a day x seven days= $10.50 a week so this site come close to were I use to be this income can help me pay credit card off and may be cover the phone bill after credit cards are pay for. In US if you make money you got to report it to the IRS . So this is what I do I treat this like a job so say I make $30.00 out of all my paid to click sites I take 30% out of the money and put it
away for taxes.so for now if I make $30.00 $9.00 us will be put away for to pay taxes on at the end of the year. This way when tax time is here I will not have to struggle to find money to pay what I owe I will have it all ready and what ever is left over money can go for fun money .Now back to what make me tired even when I am on the phone can it be the way the screen is on the lap top and smart phone? I rally like to fix this so I can do my lap top work which I enjoy doing . I hate being tired all the time. I feel energy with out a energy drink . yes I do drink them and I know they might be part of the problem. I know there a solution for every problem out there even if we do not like it there a solution to my tired problem

Stressed? Put it into words
May 3, 2017
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For as long as I can remember, I have almost always had a feeling to put everything I was going through into words. I love to write. In fact I am working on a story now. Not everyone is made to be an author. Not everyone is great at writing, I get that. I feel that, even if you aren’t that good, you can take your feelings and place them down onto paper. You can even burn that paper if you must. It tends to be an excellent stress reliever.
Writing has certain positive psychological effects on you, even when you don’t realize it.
1. You tend to feel more at ease with life. Even when bad things happen.
Studies show that men who lost their job or were going through divorces, men who wrote down how they felt instead of locking all of the pain away, felt as if they can conquer the world. Ok, that is a bit exaggerated. But they did have a better outlook on life. If they could go through the pain, fighting not to lock it away, then what can’t they do?
2. Writing, unknowingly improves your speech habits.
If you write more, your vocabulary expands as does your way of speaking.You will soon find yourself sounding as though you have graduated from Oxford.

These psychological effects will not only help you, but your loved ones as well. Think about it, they care for you, so when you hurt, they hurt.Think of how they would feel knowing that you found an outlet keeping yourself safe. Your children will hear you speak with such a finesse then they will want to as well. Their grades will rise and you will see a better life for your family. Happy husband or wife, happy family and life.

A.I. vs Human; the base of the Problem
Playing a Writing Site; Sometimes it Works

When you write an article on line,  A.I., artificial intelligence, (an algorithm developed by a techie) will ‘judge’  it.

Now, I can see a smile growing on your face, because what an A.I. thinks is ‘good’ and what a human considers ‘good’ are totally different.

In previous articles I mentioned ‘Crap Writers’.   For those who do not appreciate this is a term of ‘art’, let me elucidate.

A Crap Writer is a person who knows how to ‘play’ the A.I.   Recognising the use of ‘Keywords’ of ‘SEO’ (Search Engine Optimisation) terms which incite the Artificial Intelligence, they write not for a human, but for an algorithm.

Where an author would write;

“John F. Kennedy ran for President of the United States in 1960.  He was quite handsome and did well on the debates, because they were televised. One did not simply hear his voice, one could view his expression, the gleam in his eye, and his ease of smiling.”   for a human audience  a Crap writer would write;

“John F. Kennedy ran for President of the United States.  John F. Kennedy ran for President in 1960.   John F. Kennedy was handsome.   John F. Kennedy did well on the debates.   The debates that John F. Kennedy participated in were televised.   One did not simply hear the voice of John F. Kennedy.   On television one could see John F. Kennedy.  One could see the expression on the face of John F. Kennedy.   One could see the expression of the face of John F. Kennedy.   One could see the gleam in the eye of John F. Kennedy.   One could see how easy it was to smile for John F. Kennedy.”

The A.I., searching for John F. Kennedy would go to the Crap Writer’s article because of the over use of the Search Term; “John F. Kennedy.”

Now, clearly, the item written by the Crap Writer is not as enjoyable as that one written by an author for a human audience.

Many on line writers have adopted the repetitious use of a Search Term, because they want the hits.  Some bordering this kind of Crap Writing.   Others remain as they are, and suffer lack of hits.

This is why many articles written for an on line audience are tedious.   They are too long, too repetitious, and boring.  Many people will click on an item, and skim, not read, because it just goes on forever and should be condensed by half.

Good writers, the top authors, can say so much in one sentence.   But, if being judged by A.I. would fall to the bottom of the ‘search’.

Some years ago, a famous writer,  ‘tested’ this theory.   He wrote a brilliant piece of about 500 words and published it on one of those on line writing sites under another name.  He got very few hits, and when he tried to ‘network’ his item was attacked as a ‘self-spammer’.

After two weeks he deleted his item, published it Hard Copy and was lauded all over the place, and of course, made a good amount of real money.

The need to reassess, that is to judge an item based on a human audience, not a computer’s algorithm is necessary.

 

Flagged Items on Hubpages; open to Plagiarism
April 30, 2017
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This article grows out of a discussion I was having elsewhere about what happens when you write for Hubpages and your article is ‘non-featured’.

In many cases you will write, post, the item would be published, and getting some hits.  Then, suddenly, it is non-featured.

The first time it happens to you the feeling is that you did ‘something wrong’.   Spelling?  Grammar?  Some infringement of something?

The first time it happens to you, the instant response is to go back to the item and ‘fix it’.   You’ll go over it line by line, changing a bit, adding a bit, and after all this editing, publish it again and….it is non-featured.

Eventually you realise this being ‘flagged’ this ‘non-featured’ designation is often done by other writers on the site.  You stop paying attention to it, and realise if it is ‘not featured’ then it can’t be seen.  If it can’t be seen it isn’t published.  If it isn’t published then a plagiarism checker won’t find it, any more than they would find it on your computer unpublished.

Hence you can publish it elsewhere.

However, sometimes it isn’t you.

I had written a short story on Hubpages,  It was up, getting reads and hits, then it was ‘non-featured’.

I couldn’t understand what I did wrong.  I went over it and over it, and then thought that maybe the name of the protagonist was someone’s name; someone who was upset.   I did a search of the name.  Up came my story. But NOT on Hubpages; on another site, under someone else’s name.

Imagine this happens to you.

You posted an item on Hubpages, but it was flagged, non-featured, not ‘good enough’.

But!

On another site, under another person’s name, it is doing just fine!

This is one of the’tricks’ of Hubpages.   They allow other writers to ‘hop the hubs’ and ‘judge’ your work.  If they can get your work non-featured, they can copy it, and either paste it, as is on another site, or do a bit of juggling and post it.

You are getting zero revenue.   Your item is unread, unseen, but someone else is collecting the coin.

I am not the only one this happened to.   A number of others have had the same experience.   Some have taken the item and posted it elsewhere quickly before the people who flagged it post it.

It is not only on Hubpages, there were other sites which had this kind of ‘voting’ so that people could push you down, and stand on your back.  But today, it is pretty much the capital of stolen writing.

What You Should Know When You’re Writing for Money
April 30, 2017
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There are plenty of writing assignments out there. And each day you can find that many people are coming up with freelance projects. So there are both free and paid opportunities out there. All it takes is doing the regular work. You can find that many people who are into professional writing, do it with many efforts. And they try to manage a lot of small things. Writing for money makes it easy for you to pick and choose when you do it with some efforts. Not all the time you cna write for money. And that’s fair enough. But make sure that writing for money is done with some future planning in mind. Because you can’t just write for money all the time. You have to also learn to do things when it comes freelance writing. In this article, I want to explain what you can think of those while doing it professionally.

Blogging for profit is more difficult.

You may notice that when it comes to writing for the sake of argument. That’s very easy and it can come naturally in your efforts. Profit makes every blogging project look unrealistic in some cases. And that is where you will feel like being under burden. You have to decide how the project works and then put on some effort. Profit based work regardless of what you do, may not be eeasy. You have to open yourself for this sort of work. And you have to also make sure every change that you do is being recorded. This way blogging done for profit is not going to be any easy option. Learn how to do it by being proactive.

Stick With Niche

I think this is something I am trying hard myself too. Sometimes writing for personal finance feels good. Then suddenly tech niche is also something that I want to get control over. And with that in mind I just start writing random content. You can see that such random patterns are going to make it harder for you to stick with one writing assignment. You need to understand that sticking with niche is necessary. You have to start with one niche at a time and then move ahead with that. You have to realize that niche is something we all have to get strong at in order to land recurring clients.

Burnout

Every writer including me is going to fall for it. And for this reason burnout should be properly treated. You have to do writing every single day and make habit for the same. You have to take enough efforts and then consider about spending the time and money wisely. I have been through burnout many times. And for me it was really bad experience. You can see that writing for money is not a good idea if your day job has burned you out enough. You should consider writing only if you get time to write and have some stress free time where you have no issues writing lot of words every single day.

I find that these three things surely change how you look at the writing. The profit and the mindset required for writing also needs to be adjusted with each project.

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The Good Old Days of On Line Writing
April 29, 2017
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There really were ‘Good Old Days’ in online writing.

If you could go back to 2010 you would enter a world of many online writing sites, many  online writing paying sites. A world of so  many publishing sites which gave you a comfortable platform on which to present your work  and made it possible for you to earn real money.

Sites did pay.

Although it might seem fantasy if I tell you that people actually lived on what they earned by writing on line, you might think I’m being ridiculous.

But think of it like this;

You wrote for Factoidz. You get $150 this month for your items.
You wrote for Triond; You got $85 this month.
You wrote for Hubpages, you were paid $75 this month

You aren’t writing all the time, you aren’t killing yourself, you are posting a few items on each site, perhaps three a week on Factoidz, perhaps five on Triond, perhaps three on Hubpages.

You post a few items on other sites, because you have a life.

Yet, you earn every month about $500  writing on line.  This is every month.   This is your standard earnings. Sometimes more, sometimes less, but this is the basic.

This is how it has been, in your life, since 2007.

This money, more or less, comes every month.

You hear about new sites, and you join and post. You write for Bukisa, Xomba, Squidoo, Wikinut, on and on, a few here and a few there, no worries.

To earn $500 US a month from hobby writing was nothing to brag about, because there were those who earned $1,000 US a month.

Things changed in 2010 with the Introduction of Google’s Panda.

The Panda

There are two sides to the story; however, as a person who follows the money I tend to attribute certain actions more to pocket than prestige.

If Google had not intended to introduce its rip off, no pay, so-called ‘publishing’ site, Knol, then I would be a bit more tipped in the direction that it was all about ‘quality’.

For those who don’t know the story, a little background;

When you do a ‘Search’ you enter a term into a ‘search box’ and the artificial intelligence, (A.I.), that is the computer program which was written to do searches, goes into action. It searches for items which use the term you entered a lot.

The more often the term is used, the more the A.I. ‘likes’ the item, so pushes it to the front of the Search results.

Suppose you entered the word; “Tofu” into a search engine. The A.I. would search billions of items for the word ‘tofu’. The ones which used Tofu the most would be at the front of the search.

Aha!

Enter the Crap Writer. The Crap Writer knows how to ‘play’ the Search engine. The Crap Writer will use the trending term in every sentence.

Example:

“All over the word people are interested in Tofu. You probably are interested in Tofu. Tofu is very popular today. You will find Tofu everywhere…..”

This article will be 1000 words long. It will tell you NOTHING. But, because it uses ‘Tofu’ in every sentence it scores higher than the item which actually describes what Tofu is, how it is made, how it is used.

Considering that Adsense is owned by Google, it is Adsense which is paying for all those views of nothing.

Many writers were aware of this; they’d written great items, and when they did a Google, find themselves way down at the bottom, and the Crap Writer at the top.

Now you could imagine if you had researched Tofu. You had spent an hour or so, reading a lot, taking the information, putting it into your own words, so that you had created a great article that anyone can read and at the end know all about Tofu.

And there is your item waaaaay down on page ten of a Google, and on page one are items which say nothing.

People did complain to Google about this. And Google, because it saw how many online publishing sites there were, decided to create its own.

You would have thought in this supposed; “Do No Evil” motto that Google pushes, that it would create a superior writing site, which grabbed all the best writers.

You might imagine that Google would create a well paying site, have exceptional moderation, and be able to share 50% of all revenue. After all, they are paying themselves. It is their site, their Ads. It is free money.

Instead of Google Adsense having to pay a site to host their ads they pay themselves to host the advertisements companies pay for.

That’s what I thought.

Ha!

Google came up with the greatest rip off ever!

They created Knol, which DID NOT PAY WRITERS.   Google made money from selling ads to their company, and paying themselves.

Who would go to a site that didn’t pay when there are sites that do?

To force people to write for nothing, to write for their site, Google created the Panda algorithm.  This program pretended to be created to slap down the Crap Writer.

It didn’t.
It slapped down the site.

It labeled Hubpages, Triond, and all the other paying sites as ‘Content Farms’. It set its search engine to push these sites to the back.

For example, if you entered ‘Tofu’ in the search box, the algorithm Google used would go everywhere else before Hubpages.

Think of it as taking an exam.

All the kids who come from this section of town start with -10. If you get all the questions right you score 90% If the kid next to you, who comes from a different section of town gets six questions wrong, he gets 94%.

That is why items published on Content Farms, no matter how good they are, score lower than those published elsewhere.

This is why, today, if you make $30 a month writing on line, that is a lot.

Today, there are few sites that pay, few sites that get over 1 Million visitors a month to view your writing.