I'd like feedback on my article: What life is like for some uk expats in Italy

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  1. Gcmahoney profile image62
    Gcmahoneyposted 5 years ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my article? What can I do to improve? Thanks!
    Here is my article: What life is like for some uk expats in Italy (must be signed in to view)

    1. theraggededge profile image94
      theraggededgeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Gcmahoney,

      Very glad you decided to stay and write here. It will take a while, but you can begin to earn some decent, or at least, useful extra money.

      However, there is a learning curve. So make sure to spend lots of time at the Learning Center (click Help, top right).

      Meanwhile, you could make this into a decent article if you format it properly by adding extra text capsules (look to the right when in edit mode and you can see a bunch of different capsules you can add.

      You also need to make it more general, rather than just personal, so add some facts and figures, if you can. Also make it more appealing to a global, rather than just a British readership.

      Click on your title when in Edit mode to change it to title case, like this, What Life is Like for Some Expats in Italy. Make sure your subtitles are the same.

      Another thing, go to Pixabay.com and find some relevant images. They are free and legal to use. Or if you have photos of good quality of your own, you can upload those from your computer. Use the image/photo capsules.

      It does seem a bit complicated, but once you've written a few, you'll be on your way.

      To get a better idea of what a good travel article should look like take a look at our network site WanderWisdom: https://wanderwisdom.com/

      Good luck.

      1. Gcmahoney profile image62
        Gcmahoneyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I have edited the one on the move from Cornwall and am hoping I have done it right this time. I think the titles, pictures and capsules are correct, I would like to know what is not right ( still) if it isn't.  I haven't made it more general though as I cannot see how it cannot have uk implications- (and be personal) as it was- is a personal experience, I thought that people would take from it what might apply to them. 'Unfortunately for them' I have many contacts who went through that trauma as a result of Mrs Thatcher. I cannot work out how the same thing could apply to any other country as they didn't  have her. Gillm

        1. theraggededge profile image94
          theraggededgeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          We can't see it because it is not published. You should receive an email from  the QAP people. There'll be a link in it to ask for feedback.

          The problem with personal pieces is that people aren't searching for them. You need to make your articles answer things that people are searching for. If you only want to write personal stuff, you may be better off creating a blog or a Facebook page.

          Information for expats is always a good topic. However, no one will be wanting to read what the effects of Thatcher's policies were on expats years ago. It should be current. Sorry and all that, but that's the fact of the matter.

          Are you Cornish? I am big_smile

          1. Gcmahoney profile image62
            Gcmahoneyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            No not Cornish, but lived there 18 years. I get your point, but I felt I had to account for why we ran aground. I am writing the book covering the whole of that story and a lot more I haven't mentioned. I would have thought possibly that if a person starts off on a general ( rather than personal) approach that one could follow on quite safely with personal references.!!  Gill


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