A while ago Ken Crawford (where are you Ken?) used a phrase that I liked. He said once you find something that works, ride it until the wheels fall off. Well, that’s sort of what I’m doing with Demand Studios.
The Honeymoon is Over
Before it began my honeymoon ended. Of the few articles I wrote, I received complimentary comments from some editors and raging rewrites from others. Here’s what I’ve decided to do. Those rewrites or minor corrections that make sense, I’ll do them with a cheerful heart. Those that are raging rewrites, with the very same cheerful heart I’ll ignore them.
What does this mean? This means my tenure with Demand Studios is short lived. I believe they only allow a certain amount of abandoned articles before they give you the boot. Not sure this is etched in stone, but if I were Demand Studios, I might wonder why so many articles were abandoned.
Anyway, at first I thought of firing myself. It sounds so much better than quitting, but then I thought twice about it. There’s gold in them thar hills and it doesn’t make since leaving when it’s so ripe for the picking. So, instead I’ll continue to put my best foot forward and write to the best of my ability. I’ll ignore raging rewrites and let the chips fall where they may.
Other Irons in the Fire
While I’m plopping a few chips with Demand Studios I’m working on some of my long-abandoned sites. Just by adding a few blog posts I saw one site come from obscurity to page 4 in the search results. Additionally the same site saw an increase in Google hits from an abysmal 4 to a whopping 14 in one day!
I know, I know, no matter how you slice it those numbers are pitiful, but they are moving in the right direction. I choose to remain hopeful.
Some Things Never Change
While things are changing with Demand Media Studios and some of my sites seem to be waking up a bit…my daughter missed the bus AGAIN! Some things just never seem to change! Gotta go drive her to school. Hope your day is as promising as mine.