I am fed up with Wizzley

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  1. anish92 profile image64
    anish92posted 12 years ago

    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.

    1. Stacie L profile image88
      Stacie Lposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Have you checked the topics page to see if your article would fit?
      Maybe change it to a how-to?
      just a suggestion..

    2. Little two two profile image84
      Little two twoposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. SmartAndFun profile image95
        SmartAndFunposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        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!

        1. anish92 profile image64
          anish92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the tip. Now I understand why so many of the articles there are so "extreme offbeat", sometimes to the point of being slightly ridiculous (like How to Jot Down an Idea while Taking a Shower) big_smile

  2. Pearldiver profile image67
    Pearldiverposted 12 years ago

    Clearly 'there' doesn't want you writtting their!

    BTW.... Do you earn from setting up promo links like this? sad

    1. anish92 profile image64
      anish92posted 12 years agoin reply to this


  3. couturepopcafe profile image61
    couturepopcafeposted 12 years ago

    I published one article with the wiz. What's the benefit?

    1. anish92 profile image64
      anish92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I like their download module which is not found in most other web 2.0 sites

  4. Kangaroo_Jase profile image75
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 12 years ago

    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.

    1. anish92 profile image64
      anish92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I can understand that. But that's just the point. If its substandard just say so and I have no problem with that. Instead they said:
      "Your article is not suitable for Wizzley. It belongs on a personal niche blog or in a mathematics magazine."

  5. angela p profile image69
    angela pposted 12 years ago

    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.

  6. Anamika S profile image68
    Anamika Sposted 12 years ago

    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'.

  7. LuisEGonzalez profile image76
    LuisEGonzalezposted 12 years ago

    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.......cool

  8. profile image0
    EmpressFelicityposted 12 years ago

    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.

    1. 2uesday profile image65
      2uesdayposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. LuisEGonzalez profile image76
      LuisEGonzalezposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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.......hmm

  9. Trsmd profile image57
    Trsmdposted 12 years ago

    What is wizzley?

    1. ajayshah2005 profile image47
      ajayshah2005posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It is an article writing site like hubpages but hubpages alexa global rank is 297 and wizzley's rank is 29728 today.

  10. Richieb799 profile image74
    Richieb799posted 12 years ago

    Wizzley has a nice layout, they obviously thought it out properly but I have never found a site as good for earning as Hubpages.

  11. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 12 years ago

    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.

  12. Cheeky Girl profile image66
    Cheeky Girlposted 12 years ago

    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!

  13. abbysonmartin profile image41
    abbysonmartinposted 12 years ago

    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...........?

  14. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 12 years ago

    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.

    1. wavegirl22 profile image48
      wavegirl22posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      why is it that you are still here? I thought you 'wrote' this site off weeks ago.

    2. anish92 profile image64
      anish92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      LindaSmith1: I am doing just that. And Hubpages is my platform of choice as it does not require a minimum wordcount.

      1. WriteAngled profile image74
        WriteAngledposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Actually Hubpages does have a minimum wordcount of 400 words or so, unless you are simply putting in a poem.

        1. anish92 profile image64
          anish92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Surely, that cannot be right. A few of my hubs are less than 400 words.

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image79
            Uninvited Writerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            Me too, my best performing hub is just over 300.

  15. bruzzbuzz profile image61
    bruzzbuzzposted 12 years ago

    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.

  16. bregecko profile image61
    bregeckoposted 12 years ago

    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.

  17. Lady_E profile image63
    Lady_Eposted 12 years ago

    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.

    Good Luck.

    PS. I don't write for Wizzley.

  18. skyfire profile image78
    skyfireposted 12 years ago

    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.

  19. Anamika S profile image68
    Anamika Sposted 12 years ago

    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?

  20. skyfire profile image78
    skyfireposted 12 years ago

    They do have moderators checking posts before publishing.

  21. accofranco profile image77
    accofrancoposted 12 years ago

    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!!

  22. mayank147 profile image61
    mayank147posted 10 years ago

    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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