I am absolutely fed up with this new site called wizzley. No matter what I write they find some excuse (including my article is too technical and better suited to a mathematics magazine) to block each and every one of my pages. And just check out my hubpages profile and you'll know that I am not the spammy type.
I wonder if anyone else is facing this challenge or if someone can give me some tips regarding this issue as I really want to publish their as its writer interface is REALLY cool.
Have you checked the topics page to see if your article would fit?
Maybe change it to a how-to?
just a suggestion..
Just my experience ...
I found that so long as I sold something in a creative manner, it was all good to go. But if I tried to share my years of turtle/pet experience, pond building or arts and crafts and sell nothing, I get told the article is substandard, to niche.
So for your first five whizleys, try selling stuff in off beat ways .. have an apron party, then showcase aprons!! (already done) ... once you get past the first 5, you no longer get that kind of heavy handed moderation.
Thanks for sharing your experience, little two two. Very practical and valuable advice, and handy for anyone who is brand new at Wizzly. I haven't put anything up there yet, but I will keep your advice in mind if I join that site. Thanks!
Clearly 'there' doesn't want you writtting their!
BTW.... Do you earn from setting up promo links like this?
I published one article with the wiz. What's the benefit?
Your not getting excuses, your getting a manual review. You get manually reveiwed the SAME as every new writer to the site.
Wizzley has started their site with a minimum standard they would like all authors to abide by.
Use your spell check, correct any grammar and retry your submissions for your articles. Really get to read the standards and TOS of the site as well.
I have only published 9 pages there so far and like it. Don't give up. I think it's a good place to write. Just really strict about their terms. Keep trying. I am new to online writing and if I can get pages published there you can too. I am willing to help if I can. My profile name is Angel over there. Message me if you want to.
Don't you think you should be asking this in the Wizzley forums instead? Anyways, I think it is a good thing to set standards in the beginning itself to ensure quality content. Every Site, including HubPages, has a set of rules which the members have to follow. If you are upset and cannot abide the rules set by the site, then that Site is not for you. As a Writer, I have just one advice, 'Try! Patience pays'.
I have posted a few articles on Wizzley and have found that they are too judgmental. I can understand a critique based on grammar and proper English usage or based on the context but to critique a piece claiming that it brings information that everyone already knows is subjective at best, after I countered with my knowledge on a topic in which I have been involved for over 30 years I discontinued writing for this site.......
Well, at least you're experiencing moderation now rather than two years down the line, after having posted a couple of hundred articles there. Perhaps your own site might be the best way to go if you've got a specialised niche.
I agree with EmpressFelicity that it is best to know at the start. I am not sure how strict they are there but setting a standard at the beginning does seem like a good idea.
When you look at some of the articles that are being posted here by new sign ups you feel like the tide is coming in and you do not always like what comes in with it. To balance this comment, I do know that we also have people signing up who already have high standards and others who will improve with time and practice.
It is not the moderation that bothers me, in fact I think that it is a good idea. What is bothersome is when someone with the authority to keep your articles unpublished because they feel it is not on a topic that they like or claiming that the information is not interesting enough, then it becomes subjective. If the critique came from a photographer with years of experiences it would not have bothered me at all. But when it comes from someone with no photographic experiences at all, then it becomes an issue for me.......
Wizzley has a nice layout, they obviously thought it out properly but I have never found a site as good for earning as Hubpages.
So what is the problem with Wizzley. This is the first time I have heard anything negative. Most of what I have read, writers there are happy with earnings, etc.
A good hub or web article should be relevant and have a good hook to get people interested from the outset. And be Authoritative. I am looking at doing articles for Wizzley now. It ranks well and pays well, apparently. Don't give up, keep submitting to them!
Best of luck with it!
It is not the moderation that bothers me , in fact i think it is good idea. what is bothersome is when someone with the authority to keep your articles unpublished is not interesting...........?
Anish: If one site rejects your article, why are you not putting them on other writing sites such as HP, Factoidz, Niner Niner and others that are listed in one of your hubs found on your profile page? I looked at Wizzley TOS and it is much like all other sites. Of course, there is infobarrel, squiddoo and others to post the articles Wizzley rejects.
why is it that you are still here? I thought you 'wrote' this site off weeks ago.
LindaSmith1: I am doing just that. And Hubpages is my platform of choice as it does not require a minimum wordcount.
Actually Hubpages does have a minimum wordcount of 400 words or so, unless you are simply putting in a poem.
I have never used Wizzley but I like the idea of being very particular with the articles allowed. I think I will give them a look.
Sounds to me, it not just about being 'particular', but actually too OPINIONATED. Witch goes against something all writers should be passionate about.... freedom of the press. A lot of sites are doing that. I think it's gone too far.
Interesting read ~ I have read posts in Wizzley that say they are fed up of Hubpages, with unpublishing issues etc. To me it looks like Squidoo, where you have to write loooooooooooong articles, but our HP guys seem to be enjoying it there.
Don't give up and as Anamika said, raise your issues in their Forums.
PS. I don't write for Wizzley.
If this is the reason they gave you in feedback then it is pure sarcasm from editors part and you should take that as a hint that they don't want you on wizzley. Take this rejection similar to job application and cross wizzley off your list. Just because X number of people are in favor of them doesn't mean they're good at everything they do. Move on.
I posted my first article there (as Anamika) 2 days ago and it was published without any moderation. What moderation are you talking about? Is there any such thing there?
Very simple, Wizzley don't know what they want? What their moderator may find pleasing, may end up a trash in readers's perceptions...freelance sites like hubpages, infobarrel, triond, etc, are for freedom of press...and that's the fun of them all...but in a situation, one picky, self-centered moderator would sit down, unpublishing and publishing articles he or she feels suited or unsuited for their site, sounds dump and unprofitable for both writer and host!! Take it or leave it, they can'b be earning more than hubpages okay? They should have a rethink on their dump policy!!
same here buddy i am fed up too with the site called wizzley
even i post my top class article but they always blocked it.. dont know why
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