Hope that everyone has a great holiday. We’re still occasionally poking our noses in here to see what’s been going on from time to time.
I know we’ve gotten a lot of comments along the lines of “hahaha your traffic died down and your site is gonna tank.” Which we then immediately delete.
But, uhhh, yeah…..our traffic died down because people loved coming here and bitching about Demand Studios.
Demand has now fired everyone (including yours truly and Richard) so, naturally, there’s not as much traffic.
However, despite what the haters say, we’re making enough to pay for the upkeep in this here little slice of the interweb, so I don’t see us going away any time soon.
Now, what you’ve all been waiting for – from the DSS mailbag,
I am a professional writer and have written since 1999. I am a published author in both fiction and non-fiction. I have freelanced since 2006, but grew tired of chasing new clients and worrying with invoices and things.
I wanted to supplement some with DS and not have those worries. I didn’t even make it past the first 3. Two of the articles were edited by the same CE, who rejected both. My third was accepted, no issue, but a different CE handled it.
I’m used to criticism, but was essentially tricked. Of the two rejected articles, the CE didn’t bother to tell me they didn’t like my references in the article rewrite, but rejected the article for them. The second, I was supposed to use parenthetical references throughout the article, for some reason.
You don’t really see many DS articles using (parenthesis throughout) for no reason. I would like to remain anonymous, but wanted to get it out that many writers might be deceived by their CEs. Especially the CE that copies-and-pastes the same long block of text in every rewrite request that reminds you to consult guidelines and other resources.
Thanks for listening.