Writing on Hubpages and Triond – The Comparisons

I started writing for Triond in August 2010 and I enjoy it there – Ofcourse Hubpages is still my favourite. (i'm winking) To date, as at October 2010. I have published over 50 articles. My Profile is: LadyElena


So what is different b/w these two Writing sites?

Both Writing sites have a friendly community and you can customize your home page with nice Widgets.

1) Writing – On Triond you don’t have to write long articles. Infact, if your article is only 100 words, it will still be published and there are no bans on specific words. On Hubpages, there are certain words that are no longer acceptable/advisable to use for Hubs. (something due to complying with Google)

2) Comments – People leave comments. However, unlike Hupbages, when you leave a comment, you can’t edit if you make a mistake. So, I’ve learnt to press one key at a time, unlike on Hubpages where I type on “Fast Forward” and edit a comment 5 times!

3) Adsense – Adsense on Triond seems to be higher because the Ads literally cover the page of your articles. I’ve been able to verify this via adsense reports too. In addition, you get paid for page views unlike HP that you get paid for Adsense / Amazon. Your page view earnings are also shown daily on your Triond dashboard.

4) Publishing – Hubpages have have an edge over Triond, in that you can publish when you want. Triond have to approve your article but it doesn’t take long. (I must emphasise here that they don’t act as Grammar Police, what they do is they have to give it a link and a site. Triond publishes on so many websites. (see below). So, example: if your article is about food. It will be published on Notebook (a food website). If it’s about health, it will be published on Healthmad (a health website) and they will email you the link or it will be shown when it’s published on your Dashboard. For Editing – you can’t edit as you please. You have to submit anything you wish to edit and they will edit it.

Triond will Publish your Articles on any of these Websites

5) Photos – you can publish photos only, if you wish and still earn on page views and Adsense.

In a Nutshell, I think it’s worthwile writing on another site. As I have received my first payment via paypal, I am assured that it’s a genuine site. There are some Hubbers there too. If you are thinking of increasing your earnings, it would be a good idea to join, but do keep your Hubpages account going. (If you have one) Both Hubpages and Triond have their positive points and are good platforms for writing.

To Join Click Here: TRIOND

Good Luck


Update Jan 2012

Pay - When I wrote this article, Hubpages had not yet introduced the Ad Program. Earnings on Hubpages are much higher than on Triond. (that's if you join the Hubages Ad Program) However, that should not put you off writing for Triond. Every little helps.

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Allan Douglas 6 years ago from Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

See you there. Thanks for the tip on not being able to edit comments, I often use a netbook with a smallish keyboard and... well, that's just an excuse anyway. Thanks for the heads up!

dreamreachout 6 years ago

I will check the site whenever possible!! Hope everything is well at your end!! Cheers!!

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

I wrote there, quite a few months ago and stopped because it didn't seem to get a lot of pennies. Reading you hub they seemed to have improved, adding ads, and will go back there. Thank you for the good news.

amorea13 6 years ago

Lady E this is great information and thank you for it - I am still VERY 'green' about such things - and I am so impressed that you receive earnings from your writing - I certainly never have on Hubs or Wordpress - mind you - I am not 'au fait' with all the 'backlink' strategies that Habbee mentioned! I think I will have a look at Triond - maybe Squidoo too though I am happy on Hubs because I feel I have got the 'hang' of it - finally! Thanks for this Lady E - think I'll vote it up!

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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee

up & beautiful! Thanks Lady E. also a member but haven't written there for a while. Will return thanks to you...

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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

Thanks for sharing this. I've bookmarked this hub of yours. Currently I don't have enough time to write for other sites as well. But there will come a time, I know, for me to go 100% cyber. You are truly too kind to share this info with all of us. God bless!

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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

I don,t write for money, but i know a lot of people do and your info. will help them i,m sure. You are so kind and helpful. Thank you.

God Blwss

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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

You know I am going to check it out! lol, lol, Just like I did at Xomba!!! Thank you! Love ya!

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hello Allan - I enjoyed reading your first Article on Triond. Hope you enjoy it there. Thanks.

** Hi Dreamreachout - I'm good. Hope you are fine. Do take things easy.... (They say time heals) Oh and I thanks for your comments. :)

** Hello Hello, how are you? The adsense is really worth it. Some days, my clicks are only on Triond and they are not bad. See you there again. Once you return, monitor your Adsense reports. Best Wishes.

** Hi Amorea - Squidoo is good but potential for earnings is quite low. I do write there and that's what I've observed. Enjoy the weekend.

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Thanks Samsons1 - Look forward to seeing you there. As long as you have included the Triond link in Adsense Setup in Google, you will be glad you returned. Well, I'm hoping so. Regards.

** Hi Martie, thanks for your warm comments. I totally understand you. I write on other sites because I work part time, otherwise it would be hard. I wish you success with writing online and hope you enjoy it too. :)

** Hi Always exploring - It's nice to hear from you. I enjoy reading your Hubs and it's nice you enjoy Writing too.

I do have a blog which I write on that doesn't earn. Its therapy for me. I have a feeling you might like it. Its Poems from the heart at: http://Goldenpenuk.wordpress.com

Thanks for stopping. xx

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kev8 6 years ago

Hey, thanks for a great article. Just wondering if their are certain types of articles that you think are better to publish with Triond and others that suit hubpages better. Thanks

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Wrath Warbone 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

Thanks, Lady_E. My brother is terrific at creative photography but hasn't found a way to make any money with it yet. I will forward this to him.

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Jai Warren 6 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

Lady E, I've read many of your articles on Triond. They're very inspirational and informative. Your right, there are ads everywhere. I'm sure there are many Hubbers that could benefit from Triond ($$$). Thanks Elena, Ciao!

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sweetie1 6 years ago from India

Hi lady E,

I publised blogs on Triond before i shifted to Hub. I found it is very difficult to get blogs published on Triond as they would always be after my Grammer.. so i dont know why you say they are not Grammer police when they would reject 10s of my blogs purely on grammer. About adsense, they only started sharing recently, and that too they share only 50% of what your clicks make on adsense. So i would still prefer it here.

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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

This is great information. I see there are differing opinions of the merits of Triond in the comments here, but I confess I am looking for a forum that allows for much shorter posts and may give it a try. Thanks for sharing your expertise.


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katrinasui 6 years ago

Thanks for this useful information.

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Uninvited Writer 6 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

I tend to write "fluff" articles at Triond that are usually short, 400 words and up. I've been making about $6 a month for a while on 39 articles, plus another $5 a month from Adsense. My best article there has earned me almost $50 already in 14 months. It's a Top 10 article and they seem to do very well there.

Luckily, I've never had anything rejected or sent back for correction and lately my posts get published almost immediately. And I avoid the forum completely...it's crazy in there...even worse than here :)

Let me know your Triond username so I can add you if a friend if we aren't already :)

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devsir 6 years ago from Earth

Nice Info.

I have also written about the same topic

"Triond vs Hubpages" So It is an added advantage for the readers of this hub to get more knowledge on this topic. The url of my hub is http://hubpages.com/community/Triond-vs-Hubpages

I hope the readers like my hub also.

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devsir 6 years ago from Earth

Since the time my hub was published, there have been some updations in both hubpages and triond but almost all points in my hub are accurate. Now Triond has started to use badges for authors' recognition.

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Kev 8 - I tend to publish my more serious articles on HP and also articles that I know I might need to edit a lot. I've also noticed the earnings for page views are higher on "Writing Articles" which are published on Writing Hood.

Triond is good for light articles. An article that you can put together in under half an hour. Thanks for stopping.

** Thanks Wrath Warbone - I hope he enjoys publishing there. He'll be published on Picable. Regards.

** Hi Jai, thanks for taking the time to read my articles. I don't know what's happened to my head recently, but I tend to write a lot of inspirational articles, so much so, that I've just bought a Domain for it. lol. InspiringTalk.com I think it's a phase I'm passing through. I really appreciate your time and thanks for the Twitter stuff too. :)

** Hello Sweetie1, I'm so sorry to hear about your writing turned down. I guess because my articles were approved in such a short time (sometimes 15 mintes). However, I notice it's quicker when published in UK morning time. I thought it was just to do with allocating it to a website.

I'm glad you've settled here but as stated above the adsense is not bad there, particularly if you have many articles. Good Luck.

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ladyt11 6 years ago

Hi Lady Elena, thanks for the info, will check them out!!

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Thanks Mike - I notice you have now joined and I read your first article. It's so nice that one can post light and small articles there. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for signing up.

** Thanks Katrina - Best Wishes.

** Hello Uninvited Writer - You are very much invited to my Hubs. :). Thanks for sharing those comments. I'm glad you enjoy writing there too. My username is: LadyElena.

I haven't been to the Forums yet but after reading your comments, I will. lol. Thanks and Best Wishes.

** Thanks DevSir, for that useful info. See you at Triond and will check you out here on HP too.

** Ladyt11 - thanks for stopping. It's worth checking out. Good Luck.

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thebellrecordsche 6 years ago

Hi Lady E, thanks for the information. I do like Hubpages more than Triond. It is much easier to use in my opinion and my pages get indexed really quickly.

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Lisa HW 6 years ago from Massachusetts

Ages ago I signed up with Triond (before signing up for HubPages). I only have so much spare time, so I let Triond sit for ages. Recently, I threw a pieces of writing on there, and it looks to me as if (considering how few pieces I have on there) the earnings are showing promise.

I'd like to put more on there, and more on here - but it's kind of a miracle I have time to do what I do as it is. I'd actually like to get about 30 articles on there and see what they do. I do like what I have for October earnings on there with so few articles. That looks good to me. Then again, I like the "simplicity" of writing on HubPages (and earning potential).

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California

Hi Lady E, glad to see you again. Anyway I'm member of Trond, but I've never written anything on it yet. After reading your hub I think I will go back and look into it. Can I submit my hubs to them, or do I have to write original content? Very good hub.

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andromida 6 years ago

I have an account with Triond, yet to submit an article.I just checked their PR-it's a PR 5 site.Do they allow external backlinks?Thank you so much for this review :)

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Thanks thebellrecord - HP is my favourite too, but it's nice to have some extra earning from another site. Hope you enjoy writing here.

Ps. I read 2 of your Hubs (Bathroom and Floors) but they were closed for comment. I rated them up.

** Hi Lisa - Thanks for sharing those comments. Go with the flow. It is challenging. I can only afford to do it because I work Part-time. One thing I don't do on Triond is respond to comments. I can't even keep on top of them here. They pile up and sometimes it takes 2 days to respond to comments left for me. (However, I do visit and comment on articles)So, I totally understand you.

My only advice would be ensure you have integrated with Adsense on Triond, so the articles you have there, will earn higher. That's what makes it worth it.

Best Wishes.

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hello Fastfreta - Nice to see you again. As noted, you can write very short articles or long articles if you want but if you are writing to Earn, then submit your google ID to Triond. Also, check out Uninvited Comments above.

You can't submit your Hubs but I guess you could re-write your Hubs from another angle (so it would be similar but totally different wording) or post some delicious recipes - I enjoyed those. Very short poems of 50 - 100 words are also fine but have to be posted on Poetry.-

Anyway, whatever you decide. Good luck. :)

** Hi Andromida, if what you mean is posting links in your Article, then - Yes. I always insert a related link in my Articles, some writers include more.

Best Wishes.

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chinemeremz 6 years ago

Hi Lady E, and as it is always with you: your articles are always wonderful, presenting things from a different and interesting point of view. I have an account on Triond (yet to publish there anyway), but my problem here is that the writers here are amateurish, there's this particular guy on the site whose past time is peddling false information mostly on death of celebrities like Play boy's Hugh hefner, making the editorial board less concerned with the kind of info circulated on the site, which to me is a writing aberration. Thanks as I look forward to more quality hubs from your stables.

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Stoneage2010 6 years ago

Hi LADY E :-)

Just used your link to join triond.

Haven't posted articles there ,but it will come.

I didn't yet find where to add my google id,but i hope i will manage.

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Chinemeremz - thanks for your warm comments.

I know the person you are referring to. The first time I found out was when he wrote about the death of Macauley Culkin. I wasn't impressed.

p/s ignore such people and keep on writing. People are making money online there.

Best Wishes.

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Stoneage2010 - thanks for using the referral link to join. I will check you out on site within a few hours and also send you a message to help get you started.

Best Wishes.

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Philipo 6 years ago from Nigeria

Will check them out.

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Philipo.

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Treasuresofheaven 6 years ago from Michigan

I read about Triond, and I am thinking about adding this site to my portfolio. Thanks Lady_E.

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Hello Treasuresofheaven - Its worth considering, but when you have the time. God Bless. :)

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The Quail 1957 6 years ago

I love your writings and was plesantly surprised to come across you here on hubpages. I will be following you here now as well. I just recently started here on this site. This article has helped me alot. Thank you again.

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Nice to meet you here too, The Quail

Hope you enjoy writing here.

Best Wishes.

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Treasuresofheaven 6 years ago from Michigan

Lady_E encouraged me to write on Triond. I have been there now for a couple weeks. My revenue is slowly increasing (only pennies now), but I believe over time they will grow into dollars. Lady_E has a strong work ethic, and because of her dedication, she prospers. I am striving to be steady, consistent, a great writer - writing good content and caring about people, like she does/is. I am testifying to Lady_E and speaking to the audience. Thanks Lady_E

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Hello Treasuresofheaven

Thanks for your encouraging comments. I commend you on all the interesting articles you have published so far on Triond and I'm sure in December your earnings will increase, especially with the December Promotion.

Thanks again. I wish you success in writing online and hope you continue to enjoy it too.

Best Wishes

Elena xx

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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

As freelance writers and writing as a hobby, it sounds like a good one to keep in mind. Thanks for sharing. Voted and rated.

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

You are welcome Support Med.

Lovely to see you. :)

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astigpinoy16 5 years ago from Philippines

I am new to hubpages, and I learned a lot, thanks for posting this, I will check the triond soon.

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks astigpinoy16.

Best wishes to you on HP.

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ptosis 5 years ago from Arizona

Thanks for the detailed info!!

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Ptosis.

Glad you stopped by.

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andromida 5 years ago

I find publishing articles with Triond is simple.So far I have published only one article for backlinking my hubs.I guess the earning potential with Triond is really great though they don't have that much search engine authority like hubpages.thanks :)

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks for sharing that. Hubpages is bigger than Triond, however it's worth joining Triond for the Adsense. It's like doubling your Adsense earnings. I joined in October and have over 200 Articles.


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Guyana Masala 5 years ago from New Jersey

Ok, totally awesome. You are super-informative. Really inspring me to get on this writing stuff. For the first time I actually want to explore my passion here...Thanks a million.

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Guyana

The important thing is that you enjoy writing. So, take your time. :)

Good luck.

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Patkay 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Thanks alot Lady_E for your well written hub. This is the exact information i was looking for because i want to join another writing site so as to increase my earnings. I think i will try it out in triond. God bless you.

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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

You can have pictures and videos there, or just pictures? It is AdSense just like here? Here I don't write for money so really clueless. In fact I have written for money nowhere so far.

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

** Thanks PatKay - Glad you found it useful. God bless you too.

** Polly - It's the same as here and in addition to Adsense, you get paid for impressions on the 10th of every month. Thanks.

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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

I still have problem with triond, Elena. You see, my Hub 'Ode For Rotten Rooster' was publishing at Triond at first but they published it not in the way I formatting it. Seem not neat at all. I asked for revision but they only revised the words, not the pictures. Really made me unsatisfied so I decided to unpublished it and move it to Hub Pages. Hub Pages layout still way better. ^^

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Freya

Sorry to hear that. P/s don't let that put you off publishing on Triond. They are still learning a lot but consistent in making payments. Sometimes, I have had to delete an article and publish it somewhere else. On Triond, I don't tend to publish "meaty articles" - as we can't edit when we want to and most people don't take time to read articles. It's a place for light articles.

Hubpages is also my favourite but I don't want to limit publishing to one site. Hope to see you on Triond.

Take Care of You. :)

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WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

I was going to read your creative stuff first. I almost never read how to or comparison articles. I am jaded. This was well written & interesting in that it made me realize how little I know. Don't call me a newbie. I worked on the first generation of graphic computers in a government subsidized electronics industry. We communicated with each other and the military on a yet unnamed medium. Before long, one of the engineers was selling booths in a virtual flea market he was calling eBay.

I could see that this man-made astral plane was the vehicle of the anti-christ and would be used in the future to organize his regime and control us. I only used computers for art and avoided the web, net, snare. Why have I changed my mind?

I am allergic to quark. I like a brand of user friendly programs and use a superior computer. I won't argue about it. If someone thinks different, they don't know any better. To deal with this crazy back and forth and "where did it go?" system . . . I keep a word processing program open. When I am satisfied, I cut and paste into the piece of junk program. It saves me a lot of grief.

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi WD Curry

Thanks for stopping. I'm glad you found the article interesting. I enjoyed reading your comment too.

Best Wishes...

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tonyfischer 5 years ago from Southeastern Michigan

This hub answered many of my questions. It is great to have a side by side comparision from a writer who uses both sites. Voted up and AWESOME!!

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author


Thanks a lot, Tony. I'm glad you found it useful and hope you continue to enjoy writing online and inspiring people with your stories. Cheers.

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KarenCreftor 5 years ago from Kent, UK

Really useful hub thanks Lady_E! (and thanks for the link on my question :))

I signed up for an account on Triond and InfoBarrel a few weeks ago but still couldn't decide to split my time between the three sites or stick with just HP. I prefer not to have all my eggs in one basket so I think I'll give it a go...see you on there!

~Kaz x

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Karen

It's a good idea. Hubpages used to be the only site I wrote for and I was happy with that because I was a new writer and wanted to gain experience/confidence. After a year, I decided to take on another Writing Site.

On a personal note, I don't write indepth articles on Triond as I notice people don't read much. (not everyone). You could write a story that: My Dog Died and in comments you will see - "Nice Share". lol

So, more of my indepth ones, which I put a lot of work into are published here, which makes sense because they pay higher on HP. You will meet some peeps from HP, make new friends and then some....

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Dr Kavita Shaikh 5 years ago from MUSCAT

Hi Lady E,

I am going o check Triond out right away. Thank you for the awesome info. Will keep you posted on my progress there.

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WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

Holy cow! Did I leave that post? I am too impulsive. I guess the left side of my brain took over and showed me what the right side was doing while he was being ignored.

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

@Dr Kavita

Thanks. I hope you enjoy writing there.

Regards, Elena.

@WD Curry 111

Lol... Oh you're so funny. I like the comment you left 2 months ago and have to admit that sometimes, I read comments I wrote months ago too and think "I can't believe I wrote that"..... Not to worry.

Always a pleasure to see you. :)

suni51 4 years ago

Thanks for your wonderful comment on my article in triond LE, that has brought me back to my favorite site. Thanks again.

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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Suni,

You are welcome. Even though I write for Triond, I never stopped writing here. Good to see you back. :)

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Thanks Lady_E--I will look for you there--I tend to keep my shorter works on Triond--

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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Audrey

I will look out for you too. :)

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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Shelpeare - Best Wishes.

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