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Re: Marge's Suite101 topic was: Early germination, what to do?

Sounds like you accepted and are somewhat relieved
that part of your life stress is over. Although the
first few deadline times your body will probably go
into hyper mode till it realizes you don't have to do
that anymore <lol>

I do agree that you learn a lot by doing articles.
When I did a monthly newsletter for one of my groups,
I was the one that really benefited from it with all
the background knowledge... But I don't miss doing
that either!


--- Marge Talt <mtalt@clubhouse-designs.com> wrote:

> > From: Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> > Sorry to hear they dropped your topic Marge. Major
> > overhaul- does that mean you have another one
> there
> > now? 
> -----------
> > From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> > That's terrible Marge, anyone we can call or email
> to protest?
> ----------
> Thanks for the sympathy, both of you.  No, Pam, no
> need to call...I
> was ready to go.
> Well, Donna, I could have another topic if I were
> willing to go
> through an interview process and publish once a week
> within new
> guidelines I don't much care for, obtaining an
> unrealistic number of
> hits a month for a pittance so tiny you couldn't see
> it.  I am not
> willing.
> Supposedly the site will get revamped with a new
> look, etc.  I am not
> holding my breath for vast improvements in that
> regard:-)
> They've actually dropped ALL the writers on the
> site; any who want to
> continue have to go through their interview process
> - no matter how
> long they've been writing for them.  We were
> supposed to lose access
> to our editor functions as of midnight the
> 30th....but I could still
> get on last night, so who knows what they're gonna
> do - did not have
> time to check tonight to see if there's still
> access:-)  They have
> developed a list of topics they want writers for. 
> Whole thrust on
> the site now is producing advertising income.  I
> realize they need to
> make money to keep the site afloat but regret the
> about face in their
> policies.  The original owners had such a grand
> vision with no clue
> how to make it work...but it was a grand vision.
> I haven't been able to publish much for the last
> year or so, so
> figured I'd get a pink slip one of these days. 
> While I enjoyed
> writing the articles - and learned more doing them
> and the attendant
> research than I am sure any reader ever did from
> reading them - the
> deadline ax hanging over my head was creating more
> guilt/stress than
> I actually need at the mo...so, while sad that the
> chapter is coming
> to an end, I'm not exactly sorry.  After the first
> few years of
> receiving a massive $20US a month to defray internet
> access costs,
> everybody on that site has been writing for
> love...my enthusiasm for
> their changing policies has diminished and time to
> do those articles,
> most of which took a min. of 20 hours each to
> research, create
> graphics for and write, has disappeared.  The end
> was inevitable.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
> Shadyside Garden Designs
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