In reviewing the July, 2009 newsletter from Bukisa (I think it’s the first one I’ve ever received); I was pleased to see they were implementing a few changes. Some of the changes I really couldn’t care much about. Things like Private Messaging, widgets, banners, comments and invites don’t mean much to me. I have too many articles on too many sites to get excited about receiving messages or comments on each article in cyberspace. I have a blog and that is my preferred method of interacting with my readers.
The one piece of information that impressed me is that they are now implementing stricter article guidelines. They will now reject poorly written articles that contain poor grammar and obvious self advertisement. Finally!
I stopped adding content to my Bukisa account for two reasons:
- With all of the Bukisa spam going around, I was embarrassed to be associated with them. The spam wasn’t Bukisa’s fault. Bukisa spam was caused by some over zealous writers looking to earn big.
- I read some of the articles on their site and was not impressed with the caliber of some of the articles written.
After reading the newsletter I decided I won’t kick Bukisa to the curb just yet.
I know that we are all looking for ways to earn money as freelance writers, but sometimes we have to pick and choose our publishers just as carefully as they pick and choose their writers. Although as an individual you may produce stellar, well written content, but if it’s placed on a site with a reputation for spam, it won’t do much to boost your writing credentials.
Just like with the eHow cleanup, I’m glad to see that Bukisa is taking the quality of their content seriously.