Man, oh man…
We step away from our keyboards for just a few days and all of Demand Studios collapses.
Here’s just a quick roundup of some of the tidbits that have been filtering in. Sorry they’re a little late.
I’ll write up some of my thoughts on the whole situation as soon as I have a chance to ruminate on the whole Demand situation…
About an hour ago Demand shut down its titling department, after announcing that they would be turning all their attention to an eHow “renovation.” I’ve avoided sharing things with Demand Studios Sucks in the past, but after six years with Demand and getting the shaftiest shaft today, I thought I’d give you a heads up about the titling situation.
I have to vent: It makes me want to puke to see how so many editors and writers kiss Jordan and the rest of the DS hierarchies A$$! These idiots are actually THANKING DS for overhauling eHow and talking about how GRATEFUL they are to be informed of the changes. “I’m sooo excited” one idiot wrote.
PaaLEASE! For Any DS’ers making the comments please know that it will NOT save your flow of income. They will not take you under their wing and give you work where there is none. They are not being truthful or forthcoming about the true nature of this downgrade or whatever the hell it is. They are laughing at you for your brown nosing ways. So please shut the he!! up because you are turning my stomach!
You’ve probably seen this from someone else, but JIC you haven’t, this was posted in the DS forum on 3/4. I’m so glad I don’t depend on DS for anything besides fun money (and even that’s been spotty of-late, with their slow processing times and pay “glitches”.)
Editorial Update & eHow Renovation
posted at 3/4/2014 12:09 PM PST
Below is a message from our VP of Editorial, Martha E. Flores.
Over the next few weeks, we will shift our editorial focus to launch a complete renovation of our flagship site eHow. This will affect assignment availability for a period of time as we prepare. You can read more about this and eHow’s plans here.
We are very excited about our renewed focus on eHow, especially as it will allow us to offer lots of new assignments not only in the How To format, but also in engaging new formats. We hope you will enjoy working on some of these.
We expect the eHow assignments to start to become available over the next 1-2 months. The team is hard at work, but there’s lots of prep work to do. In the meantime, you’ll notice fluctuations in your available assignment queues. Some segments may dip to zero. Others may have sporadic new assignments. And still others will remain more consistent. Any segments or roles that will experience significant changes will be notified.
We hope you can keep busy during this time. And as always, be on the lookout for additional emails and communication as we’ll continue to update.
Martha E. Flores
Demand Media Studios
Now that Demand has failed (well financially, anyway) at spamming the Internet with their Eve Ledermen-Richard Lally “edited” crap, they’ve decided to literally go into the spam business. We don’t know just how yet, but they are somehow involved with OpenMail www.openmail.co.
Yep, Demand is going to help “make email relevant,” also known as “getting advertisers’ crap into peoples’ inboxes.” Because all of the ungrateful Mohammeds won’t come to Demand’s mountain (of crap), they are moving their mountain into our inboxes.
It would be awesome if some of you applied and got the jobs they’re advertising, got inside the company, got some senior people drunk, then came back here and gave us all the inside dirt on Demand from the past five years.
When they accepted me a a freelance writer in 2010, CE’s were smart, complementary and encouraging. I developed a rep and was making 3 and 4 hun a week, and had a few 5 hun weeks. Then, in late 2012, they brought in the “Goose Step Regime” for whatever reason. Writers and CE’s jumped ship like there was no tomorrow and the new crop of CE’s were a by-the-book-as-long-as-it-