Wikinut - What Does It Mean To You?

MariahStarred Page By Mariah, 16th Jan 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This is my take on what Wikinut means to us as writers following the recent announcement regarding the stoppage of earnings.
There will be a lot of mixed feelings and opinions on the subject...read on to find out more.

Payment Or Payment In Kind?

Many writers have and will leave wikinut behind as a result of non payment.

Those who joined wikinut on the basis of earn as you write only will now seek alternative revenue paying sites.
That is of course their choice to make respectively.

What they will discover however is that the majority of writng sites out there who lure in new writers with the money magnet will pay very little revenue in return for publications - if any at all

Many of us will stay right where we are because we place a much higher value on the 'revenue' we enjoy from being part of a great writing community

What is payment in kind?...The applicable definiation here is...
...The use of a service as payment instead of cash...and that's exactly what's still on offer here at Wikinut

For those of us here who have a true passion for writing that's all we need

Tools Of The Trade

The wikinut tools of trade are at our disposal free of charge

Quality of writing content is always the responsibility of the writer.
However Wikinut has a great flexible and varied choice of writing tools in which to aid writers to further enhance the overall quality of presentation.
Access to you tube video upload, facility to incorporate links within posts, flexible sizing of image uploads, editing and formatting tools.

It's all there for anyone who wishes to take advantage of this.

This is one I made in 2013 and uploaded to you tube, then brought it right back here to wikinut.
A fabulous 'wikinut singer.

So please enjoy this 'wee blast from the past'

The Writing Community

We have a great writing community spirit, strong interaction and formed friendships amongst members.

We grow as a writing community based on that formula.

I always say each to their own and so you make your choices accordingly, but that said...in this case
I can't understand why some writers would pass on this formula and trade it in for a few pence here and there.

All Hands On Deck...

We the faithful community must stay on board to keep the 'good ship' Wikinut afloat.

Use it or lose it is the choice here so let's 'muck in' together to keep the site on the map.
It would be a sad day to see Wikinut go and it would be missed by many of us here.

Writing....'At Home'

They say wherever you lay your hat
is the place that you call home
where there's the warm inviting ambiance
of friendships that have grown..


You write could here...you could write there
you can write here there and everywhere
but there's no better writing place.
than the one where you know you belong
everything at your finger tips
where comminuty spirit is strong..


Credits: You tube Video upload
Google Images
Word Art


Read more of my pages
Summing it Up...My Year At Wikinut
Just For Joyce

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author avatar Jennifer Dombrowski
17th Jan 2016 (#)

I left a little bit but i was called back to here I plan on writing several sites for free! I like the experience of reading and having somebody read my work, Good work! You made a great post! I submitted a post tonight! I will be here till Wikinut tells me to lock the door and shut the lights!

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author avatar Mariah
17th Jan 2016 (#)

That's exactly the community spirit I'm talking about medicine girl thank you so much for joining in and for your lovely comments.

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author avatar Mariah
17th Jan 2016 (#)

Thank you very much for the moderation and star Johnnydod.

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author avatar brendamarie
17th Jan 2016 (#)

These days many sites don't pay or pay very little. So, why not stay where the happiness is.

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author avatar Mariah
18th Jan 2016 (#)

here here brendamarie!! thank you for reading and commenting

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
17th Jan 2016 (#)

What a great article Mariah! I could not agree with you more. Although writers have recently left this site in droves, many will be back when they discover what you already know, that this site, even as a non-paying one, is head and shoulders above all the others in terms of the great features it offers and the friendships that are formed here.

So pleased you included our dear friend Bev's singing. It made my day today.

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author avatar Mariah
17th Jan 2016 (#)

Cheers Steve so good to hear from you ...yeah it's well worth staying here and doing what we've always enjoyed a good writing experience, good reading and good company ..hope you and Carol are well xx

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
17th Jan 2016 (#)

Wikinut was great but sadly the management is not as they don't take feedback and work on it, they rather wallow in their hell hole, hiberate for 10 years and then come out in lethargy write one article and then disappear again. Wikinut has a security risk as you password is displayed on the address bar.
But that said you are mariah, am sure James will satisfy you well now that you are officially a divorcee with an Aussie billionaire on tow.

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author avatar Mariah
17th Jan 2016 (#)

Think you're confusing me with Mariah Carey sweetheart still it's nice that you are making the effort to show that you can't stay away from wikinut either..happy days Lady A

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author avatar spirited
17th Jan 2016 (#)

The wikinut owners were slow to act, and hard to contact.

They should have been more available to us writers who often wanted to contact them to provide insights about the site to them.

Even now I wanted to contact them yesterday, as I see they are allowing the fake "flash player update" which inserts a virus onto (if you click on it, and agree to the update) your computer back, onto their site.

I tried to tell them about this before.

They seem to be not vetting these ads again now too.

The revenue is not as important to us writers, as the safety of using the site, I think.

Even so, when we were being paid our peanuts, it sort of in a strange way made me think that my wasting four hours on writing one article here was not so wasted time after all.

What I mean is this future revenue stream sort of justified me for spending time here.

Now this is gone, I have to think about it more, as I know that I should be trying to earn money not pursuing so much a hobby like this.

I am not sure how many more think like me, or perhaps that's only me.

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author avatar Mariah
17th Jan 2016 (#)

Those are good points Spirited safety is paramount..and I can understand that you also feel you want to earn as you write too but where writing sites are concerned there ain't much chance of that..thanks for reading and commenting spirited.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
18th Jan 2016 (#)

Mariah, It is my experience that my readership has continued at the same level in spite of the changes here at Wikinut. It is my belief that most people wrote here because of the community rather than for any other reason and I think the volume of comments you have received is a testament to that. I am doing other things to earn money but continue to write and moderate for Wikinut.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
15th May 2016 (#)

Peter these folks commenting here are less than 20 and are mostly regulars (including one frequent guest) i can not count them as real active community because ther or we are almost the same faces been around since last year i started here. Just the same am glad you are around to stay and moderate.Incentally our site vis-a-vis is Even rank lowered as to the 7 month old defunct site of busted bubblews.

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author avatar Mariah
15th May 2016 (#)

Oh I think there's more than enough comments here to respresent what we are all about on wikinut..an active community spirit..that's why the names you see commeting on this post are still at wikinut..incidentally
I am still doing well on my reader stats too and that obviously extends to outside of the wikinut community .
Bubblews bubble may have burst but we are still here and we're still active. Thanks for reading and commenting Siagon

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author avatar Mariah
18th Jan 2016 (#)

Yes Peter ..Wikinut means more than monetory to many writers here and will continue to do so as long as the site remains active.
Thanks for your input and I hope you are in full recovery from your health problems now.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
19th Jan 2016 (#)

Yes I am mostly recovered.

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author avatar Mariah
19th Jan 2016 (#)

Very glad to hear that Peter.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
19th Jan 2016 (#)

Good to see you Mariah....:0)...!

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author avatar Mariah
19th Jan 2016 (#)

And you my old friend xx

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
20th Jan 2016 (#)

Nice to see your posts again Mariah, love Wikinuts and dont care for the money just writing and writing for my friends!

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author avatar Mariah
20th Jan 2016 (#)

..And it's nice to see me old mate Fern on my page xx yes it's all about our friends and the banter that's why we
feel at home here..thanks so much for dropping in.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
20th Jan 2016 (#)

Well my wee hen ...I am nearly caught up with everything , so I can spend two minutes writing to you ...Last , but not least , ever.
All you have said here I applaud and add a great big AMEN !.
Over the years I have earned pennies here , literally ...but, I am so grateful for the lasting friendships I have made , that to have only written for monetary gain would have spoilt everything ... and I would have lost the wonder of knowing lovely people like you , and many others on this site.
On another site I actually pay to keep the awful adverts off the page ....and I am happy to do so .
I have to rush now sweet girl , as I am busy yet again today.
So on that note .
God richly bless you and your family with love , peace and joy throughout this new year

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
20th Jan 2016 (#)

Oops ...sent too soon....

and remember ...you will always be ...my wee hen ( you better explain what that means for our non Scottish friends )
Lots of love .
Stella ><

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author avatar Mariah
20th Jan 2016 (#)

We've journeyed together for a long time now Stella and I just love you to bits 'God's little star and mine' you are an inspiration to me and others on the site and I'm proud to be your wee hen.
(good idea to give our wikinut buddies a wee refresher on the Scottish sentiment)
I know you thrive on keeping busy and it's all go, good for you, keeps you fit and healthy
much love and God bless you Stella xx

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author avatar Helen Thomas
20th Jan 2016 (#)

Thanks ~ Mariah ~ for sharing this article. I pretty much agree with all the points you made.

Blessings!

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author avatar Mariah
20th Jan 2016 (#)

Hi Helen it's lovely to see you, thank you for your comments, I hope you are well, blessings to you also my friend x

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author avatar LOVERME
21st Jan 2016 (#)

there r some who still sprawl even though wikis can't control them at all
good take mariah no one here makes a cent ever
..internet is only for owners they encash and u ur EGO insure.ensure//okay hash

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author avatar Mariah
22nd Jan 2016 (#)

Wikinut has been an ongoing writing journey for you too as one the faithful members here
lack of payment was always the terms we all accepted in staying.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
22nd Jan 2016 (#)

👍👍i love that specific image of " hive of activity"...by and large this article is superbly written thanks Maria. Am stayin in...

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author avatar Mariah
22nd Jan 2016 (#)

Hi Saigon thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and glad to hear you are staying too, let's all stick together as a community

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author avatar vellur
24th Jan 2016 (#)

Yes the greatest writing place is the one you know where you belong, great and a valuable post.

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author avatar Mariah
24th Jan 2016 (#)

Thank you vellur, good to see you x

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author avatar Shamarie
30th Jan 2016 (#)

Awesome post, Mariah! It is good to see that you are still active on this site. God bless!!!

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author avatar Mariah
30th Jan 2016 (#)

Thank you Shamarie..and you too my friend

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author avatar Carol
30th Jan 2016 (#)

Mariah a good article. I use Wikinut as a platform for my work, I also like the community here, and have made many friends. Not Being paid does not bother me, what bothers me is the lack of time I have had recently to write articles and read others too. I am stil working hard to become known as an author, and also halfway through a new book. I have no complaints against Wikinut, they moderate quickly, it's all good.

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author avatar Mariah
30th Jan 2016 (#)

Thanks Carol, absolutely, it's all good , I know where you are coming from, life can be demading of our time and we all have other personal piursuits and interests alongside wikinut, that's the good thing about our community here, the door is always open to us, payment has never been a factor for you me and many more, writing, good reading and friends come first.

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author avatar Ptrikha
14th Apr 2016 (#)

I have not left Wikinut- though I do not write as frequent as before. The community here is great and yes we get compensated in kind here.

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author avatar Mariah
19th Apr 2016 (#)

Thank you Ptrikha, good to hear from you

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author avatar Songbird B
12th Aug 2016 (#)

Well here am I trying to catch up on some of your work Mariah, never thinking that I would find my vocal warblings as part of your great article! lol
I must admit, even when Wikinut was a paid site, I never took any earnings accrued, mainly because I didn't come here to build revenue, but gain experience and hone my writing skills.. Wikinut has given me all that and much more! Life has taken me away in various directions over the last couple of years, but I have never forgotten this community, or the friends I have made here over the years. Now that life is calming down for me once again, I hope to be publishing back here within the near future.
This is an excellent Star page article my friend, promoting all that is good with Wikinut, and the community it brings together. xxxxx \0/

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author avatar Mariah
13th Aug 2016 (#)

You have no idea how pleased I am to hear you're 'coming home' Bev, so looking forward to your posts again and thank you loads for your great comments, you've made my day xxxx

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