One third of the first class dropped out. I understand that it was mostly because of the rigors of the program and personal time constraints. However, I've seen nothing but praise so far. I'd like to hear from someone who didn't like the program. Maybe if we see why someone didn't like it applicants will be better able to self-screen, and thus avoid taking a spot in the program when they will be unable or unwilling to finish.
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Thanks, ithabise! I love writing, yet, in months 2 thru 4 of the Apprenticeship Program, the "chore" issue up for me, too. Your words give me some language around this & make it easier.
Thanks, I was hoping someone who dropped out of the program would answer. I was wondering if the pressure to write, and the rules, might make it less fun.
It was a pleasure going through the program with you, CC! I will miss the intensity, yet treasure the experience!
HubHugs my friend~
Thanks for the detailed answer. Congratulations on finishing. So far, I still have not found anybody who admits to hating it.
Ditto K9's comment CC!
Congratulations to ALL of you who completed the program. I know from my own perspective that the quality of the hubs was evident. I am also aware of how rigorous a program it is becaue of the expectations. Good luck with your decision.
Thanks for sharing the parts of the program that were less pleasant for you. I know what you mean about having your errors pointed out. Not always fun, but needed sometimes,
I agree with you K9. The experience was invaluable, glad to have experienced it with you!
The honor is all mine, cara!
Okay K9-flying fingers can't keep up with blazing brain cells Haha
I am an old, partnered, love to sleep gal, I managed to make it through! It has more to do with setting a goal and measuring up regardless of age and such.
It sounds like you made the right move for you.
Well I'm not young (although not old either), married, mom of a 4 and 5 year old, and a full time teacher. I think that K9 is right, it just depends on what kind of commitment you are able to make. Although I admit to having insomnia at times!
You two gals (K9 and Cardelean) are two great examples for writers who set the goal for themselves and stick to it! Bravo to both of you.
Thanks for you answer, it's interesting that you mentioned not seeing a jump in earnings. I'd be curious to know how you're supposed to tell what's going to make money. For me it's always been a total surprise which hubs do well.
Hi Sherry: There's no short or simple answer to that one. Any business is a machine with many parts. I'm still learning to tune all the gears!
It sounds like a great program, it's just that there are not many things that are universally popular. It's good, if you don't think you can make the commitment, that you didn't apply.
Thanks for your answer. I'm not looking for a bunch, maybe one. One thing I've heard is that there are restrictions on what you can write about. Some people might chaff at that.
Same here. Still waiting.
Ditto. I was waitlisted a few months ago. As a freelance writer and blogger, I look forward to the increased income and authoritative learning curve. I'm sure it will be hard, but so was college.
Good luck, I hope it's all you want it to be.
Good luck. One reason for my question is that I applied and was not chosen. With so many applying for the program now, some will be left out. I just think the more info people have going in, the better they can judge whether it's a good fit for them.
Wait...you've written 60 hubs in 8 months, you were awarded a HubNugget and 3 HOTDs? And you didn't get accepted?
I don't feel so bad now.
I applied and was emailed that so many people had applied for the program that they didn't have time to go through all the applicants. It doesn't sound like there is much of a chance for me.
I think they're probably getting a huge flood of applicants now after this first group graduated. It may be a while before some of us get a chance. Guess I'll just have to muddle through on my own.
@ Sherry--I'm sorry you did not get accepted. That is disappointing. I hope you try again ...
I hope all the people in the program take full advantage of it. They are the lucky ones who made the cut. It sounds like you are making the most of your opportunity.
Some people hate school. In some ways it sounds a lot like school. With so many people applying, I don't think we should assume we're no good if we don't get in. I was told I hadn't written enough hubs, though some who got in wrote less.
The link below is all about it :) It's a great program!!!!!
Good luck to you and your class.
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