I give up. I quit.

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Leastwise as to writing anything that is seasonal or the least bit time-sensitive.

    Background:

    I wrote a time-sensitive article that has been stolen by everyone on the planet and is now scattered all over the net. I am being robbed blind as to the traffic I should be getting right now.

    Problem is that all the hoops, obstacles, and lag-times in trying to get them all removed or de-indexed is just too prohibitive to accomplish in the time remaining before the whole thing becomes moot.

    That's all I have to say.

    1. Nicole Winter profile image61
      Nicole Winterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry, paradigmsearch, I wish I had something more encouraging to say, but I just wanted to tell you: That sucks & I'm sorry to hear it.  Hopefully someone else will have something more constructive to add.

    2. wtaylorjr2001 profile image73
      wtaylorjr2001posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am very sorry people stole from you. To be honest I don't exactly understand removed or indexed and such, so I don't know what you are going through exactly. But I can guess its bad.

      In the fell clutch of circumstance
      I have not winced nor cried aloud.
      Under the bludgeonings of chance
      My head is bloody, but unbowed.

      The only thing I can say is keep your head up and continue to do what is right.

    3. Monis Mas profile image74
      Monis Masposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds terrible! I am so sorry!

    4. Dale Hyde profile image85
      Dale Hydeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry to hear about this.  You know me, and know the issues I have been having.  There does not seem to be any improvement.

      One thing I can say, my last hub was an Exclusive title....and I like to never got Google to finally index that critter and when they finally did, it simply stopped getting any views, lol.  Not very impressive for this new exclusive title thing.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I don't know what I'm going to do going forward.

        I need to live up to my GD username and find a whole new gestalt.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Cuz this one just ain't working out...

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
            Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            You have options, PDS. Some sites work for some things and some sites work for others. Eggs, baskets and all that.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image89
              paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              As far as I'm concerned, any site is just more of the same. No, it's time for some strange, new direction entirely.

              1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
                Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Go for it!

                1. paradigmsearch profile image89
                  paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/media/images/klein_bottle1_h.jpg

                  1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
                    Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Pretty. smile

        2. Dale Hyde profile image85
          Dale Hydeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I am not sure what to tell you. I simply have slowed down here for the time being to see how things continue to pan out over the future.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Want to know what the future is? Just look at the past. Only worse. IF one stays on the same path that is...

            Slowing down ain't going to do it. That will just prolong the misery. I'm stopping dead in my tracks and then making somewhere between a 90 to 180 degree turn.

            1. Dale Hyde profile image85
              Dale Hydeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Let me see, between 90 and 180 degrees....that would be 135 degrees, right? smile

              1. paradigmsearch profile image89
                paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                All options are on the table. The more radical, the better. My tweaking, plodding days are done.

                1. Dale Hyde profile image85
                  Dale Hydeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  I, as well, have given up the tweaking and driving myself further insane, lol.  I have what I have here and may add to it on the spur of the moment as with the Exclusive title thing as I had not done that one yet, so had to give it a try.  My plans are elsewhere....publishing is slow for me at the moment with other things taking priority in my life as one of my hubs delves into.

                  But, good luck on the new and strange direction(s) you may fine.  Feel free to email me with any thoughts... or if you just want to bounce thoughts randomly off my bald head from time to time. smile

                  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
                    paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    I'm going to give a whole new meaning to the phrase, "Think outside the box." big_smile

  2. janderson99 profile image58
    janderson99posted 6 years ago

    The only hope is to out rank the copies - but that takes time!
    The pending and delays in indexing saga does not help.
    Obvious risk there!

  3. profile image0
    Kathryn LJposted 6 years ago

    Is it the turkey one?  Is it too harsh to hope that those involved get a bit of a bubbly tum?

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Thanks, guys.

    Bottom line is that if one writes anything that is successful, hundreds of thieves immediately come out of the woodwork. So only write stuff where you can periodically stomp on them at your leisure without worries of deadlines or time constraints. Live and learn.

  5. aykianink profile image61
    aykianinkposted 6 years ago

    As discussed from another thread:  So...this is just a 'thing' right?  We just have to police our own work...and no one helps us in this situation?

  6. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    It seems to me that breaking, time sensitive and even seasonal items now need to be monetized somewhere else. Hubpages has designed itself to fit only evergreen type material.

    1. Dale Hyde profile image85
      Dale Hydeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I would presume that a hub on the orgins of Valentine's Day would be seasonal and evergreen?  Even HP said they would not idle such hubs....they idled that one.  So I am at a loss what is just evergreen? Seasonal happens just about every year I do believe, unless something has changed.

  7. AccumulateAmerica profile image62
    AccumulateAmericaposted 6 years ago

    I feel for you. I have had at least one article issue as well. All while not managing any income, though there is popularity.

    1. Monis Mas profile image74
      Monis Masposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      How can we protect ourselves?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        We can't. Therein lies one of the unsolvable problems of the current path.

        1. ElizaDoole profile image89
          ElizaDooleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I'm off to do a bit of research on my Christmas hubs. I haven't done a theft check for a while. Thanks for the timely reminder PDS smile

  8. Marketing Merit profile image96
    Marketing Meritposted 6 years ago

    I thought this was one of the reasons behind the Google authorship system i.e. so that Google would know who wrote the original article and thus owned the copyright thereof???

  9. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago

    I feel mad for you.  Wish I could help.  Just remember, my friend.  Karma's a bitch, and the thieves will answer for it someday.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My disillusionment of yesterday has subsided somewhat. Though my practice of attempting to write viral, topical, time-sensitive articles does remain dead. Even when one succeeds, the thieves just steal all the traffic revenue from you before you can do anything about it; so what's the point of even trying?

      For me, 2013 will be the Year of the Tangents. I will be going off every which way (see previous pics). big_smile

  10. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    Do seasonal on InfoBarrel or blogger, seasonal is a waste of time here so long as the "idle hubs" thing is going on.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Successful time-sensitive articles will be rampant stolen no matter where you post them. For me, that venue is dead.

  11. Hollie Thomas profile image59
    Hollie Thomasposted 6 years ago

    @ PDS, Me too. Just need to learn more about design and how to use the free software I have: Paint.net and Inkscape- Inkscape is awesome. Also, I downloaded Apophysis 7, but I don't understand how to use it or transfer the designs. Yet! Love fractals, so I'm trying to find a more user friendly, free software to use. I have some links for articles from a pro-seller on Zazzle, lots of really good info. If you're interested to read them let me know.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks! By all means send them. I like the time-frame of this project. It can be a slow, steady, never ending, low-stress, year-by-year progression.

      Now, I just need to come up with 9 more projects just like it. big_smile

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
        Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        http://wizzley.com/how-to-set-up-a-basic-zazzle-store/

        the same author has also written other Zazzle related content- how to use PD images etc.

      2. Hollie Thomas profile image59
        Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Also, why don't you put some viglink on your blog. I'm earning with it, not on my blog because I haven't put it on yet, but I will.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Went there. You are right. This looks perfect for Blogger, what with adsense being a total corpse there.

  12. profile image0
    Sarra Garrettposted 6 years ago

    My friend, that just so sucks the big one!!!  I don't think any place on the net is safe!  Like you said, changing to something strange just may turn out to be wonderful.

 
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