Thursday, April 22, 2010

Demand Studios

I received my follow-up email from Demand Studios with my transition info.  I haven't logged in yet but I've been following comments written by eHow members who made the switch.  It seems that Demand Studios' practices are the same as eHow.  As one eHow member (RossTheBoss) so eloquently put it when comparing both sites, and I quote:  "It's hard to tell which pile of crap is higher, and both smell the same when you're standing on them."  If you would like to read more by RossTheBoss, here is one of my favorite articles...How To Bring Back Happiness.  I'll post again after I get set up on Demand Studios.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Big Bang

As you probably know by now, there have been some big changes on eHow.  The parent company, Demand Media, has instituted a new writing platform for eHow.  It isn't actually new, DM has always had another writing site called Demand Studios.  To write for DS you have to be accepted.  They want accomplished writers, they want a resume, they want to see examples of your work.  It's like applying for a writing job.  DM has now adopted those same requirements for eHow.  If you don't meet those requirements, you can't write for eHow anymore.  Some eHow members were automatically accepted to write for DS, some were not but they can apply.  I was automatically accepted.  I haven't received my transition info yet, the email that I received told me that I was accepted and that I should wait for a follow-up email.
I need to brush up on sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and all that sort of thing.  DS only accepts articles that are written in AP style.  (Associated Press).  The AP Stylebook is the bible for this type of writing.
I'm going to miss all my eHow forum friends.  They helped me so much, and made me laugh out loud!
If you are looking for new places to write to earn money, here is a referral link for BUKISA.
And here is a referral for XOMBA.   
I hope to see you there!!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Who's In Control?

eHow is now completely out of control.  They're taking members copyrighted photos, resizing them then linking them to another members' article.  The worst part is when they resize they're cropping off the copyright watermark.  It's gotten so bad that Julie (the Community Manager) posted the name and address of eHow's legal team and suggested that we contact them directly.  Maybe eHow should have contacted their legal team before they started messing around with removing copyright information.