A lot of us have made decent money with HP - in past years
first it was thin content, Google love and affiliate links - $$$$$$$ - worked for me
so now content needed to improve and affiliate links trimmed and more respectful - still some $$$$$$
then came HP ads - Adsense died - ugh!, but HP ad made me some $$$$$ - ok
then comes HP's new ebay and Amazon pipe-through - oops - not much $ - now
so now I'm down to the just HP ads - (still hooked up with ebay, Amazon, and adsense - but they are pretty much useless for income) - and with Panda - -$-$-$
I bitched and moaned and complained about ebay and Amazon change - but was still making some money
Then along came Zzzzz's - wow, I'm almost "complained" out - Geesh
Then came the -90% Panda/whatever hit - I fumed and boiled with frustration - sometimes not so quietly
Then came - "ALL STOP!" - No more HP publishing for me!
I bet I just described a lot more Hubbers than just myself....
Well, I'm feeling guilty and all wet, like most of the other rats that have jumped ship.
I have checked-out most of the other rev-share and write for money sites, (still participate in a few) - but none have shown me the personal staff involvement and interaction, (even if I think some of that is baloney), or effort to communicate with the community that I see here.
Shame on me. And a lot of you others too - you know who you are.
HP has issues, and some of their solutions weren't the most well thought out, but at least they are trying - when you are falling off a cliff - you usually aren't to picky about which rope you grab for.
I write for money - so now I have to spend a lot more time and effort elsewhere to make up for the traffic problems and lost income here at HP - too bad, it was a good ride, with good company
Now that I have toweled myself off, I'm going to climb back on-board and try to contribute some good content - when I can. It might not help HP much, (given my dismal traffic stats now), but it might.
At least I won't feel so guilty, but I'll still moan, groan and complain about nutty stuff - like the 24 hr pending thingie - come HP, what does that accomplish?
And come on - you other "what's in it for me" past-performers - I know ya gotta do other stuff now, like me, but at least get off your high horse and toss in a crumb or two.
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