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Sigh and Diversify

By Edited Jun 21, 2015 3 6

Coined by internet entrepreneur, Pat, in a recent post I read by a gentleman named "John" on a frequently visited blog of a similar nature, the very title of this article has come to represent what many online users have come to realize. While in direct relation to his unfortunate loss of high-earning articles in yet another massive, site-wide, article sweep on eHow, this statement couldn't be any more true when it comes to just about any venture, whether online or offline.

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Nov 14, 2009 11:35am
OMG! Another article deleted from eHow! I only found out because I went to the blog you mentioned at the beginning of this article and found out they were sweeping again! What a bunch of crooks. I am really happy, though because it was one I can post here now! They said it wasn't in How To form (which it certainly was...), but I was getting really tired of just fitting everything into thaat mold anyway. As you said, Sigh and Diversify. Makes it easier to just write here.

Can you post editorials here, or does it has to be all factual info I wonder? Your articles seem to be a little of both, so I was just wondering!
Nov 14, 2009 2:42pm
When will the article sweeps end? My heart breaks for those people who rely on that income (work at home moms, etc)....yet, alot of stories I hear are of people loosing their HIGHEST earners.... :(

I haven't had one issue with Info Barrel.
Nov 14, 2009 3:29pm
I just deleted all of my eHow articles and signed up on InfoBarrel under your link, as your articles are what convinced me to join.

Here are two new fun facts about eHow:

1. You can see any eHow user's deleted article details by replacing your own user ID with theirs in the URL that pretends to explain why your articles were deleted and,

2. A search for any given eHow article in Google now lists related eHow UK articles that, even if they do link to your eHow UK article version, do not link to the version for which you are paid.

You DID know that all eHow US original articles and videos are cloned on eHow UK and eHow will not confirm that writers are paid for their UK views, right?
Nov 14, 2009 5:43pm
Wow, I don't quite have the nerve to delete my articles on e-how (195). I believe eventually they will do it for me! With reasons like "other,commons sense" etc. I feel I should get every penny out of the articles that I can. I will not publish there anymore and they are holding one of my articles hostage since Oct 18th(pending) and refuse to publish or delete it. I absolutely love it here and this feels like home, no problems, no trouble ever publishing. I still go to the forums at e-how and here and there put a plug in for info barrel. I feel bad for the writers because it seems they are clinging to something that is no longer there. I don't know how they get any writing done with all the frustrations of the site.
Nov 15, 2009 9:37am
Thanks for the heads up. I have recently signed up for eHow but I guess I will not write for them. It's sad that many writers have to go through these issues. I believe problem could easily be solved by putting in a better review process. That way eHow would not take articles they deem "unnecessary" or "unwanted".
Nov 25, 2009 2:19am
That is really terrible. I am so glad I have never written for them. I started writing for helium, they got me started writing again. Then Hubpages they are good. And now I am here and its great.
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