The rise and fall of Wikinut : A look into the life of a writing site

johnnydod By johnnydod, 19th Dec 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/mpkhlp68/
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"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough"

I love to write .. Period

I have heard many writers say "It's not the money, I write because I love to write" so we now have come to that day where you, the writer can prove you meant what you said

We all received the sad news that Wikinut was in financial trouble and they have decided that the Wiknut royalties program will end.
But Wikinut itself will continue as a writing platform

So will you still use Wikinut to publish your work?

So the Final payments will be made 10/Jan/2016. I will continue as an unpaid moderator and writer as long as I can and as long as I can find the inspiration to write

Wikinut was never a place to earn a lot of money and most people recognize this, but Wikinut was and still is the best place to write both for established writers and newcomers.

It has set many newbys on the road to writing

The way Wikinut is set up makes writing an interesting and very readable article comparatively easy
It has set many newbys on the road to writing and the comradery along with many encouraging comments feed the writer with the fuel to continue on the road to becoming a first class writer

I am staying

Let's face it, without sites like Wikinut we, the budding writer would have no platform to use for our endeavors in the written word

I must admit I love writing and get a great amount to pride to see my efforts online so for this reason, and this reason alone, I will continue my involvement with Wikinut

Want to know more?

If you are not a Wikinut writer and enjoy writing why not join me and see how easy it is to become an online writer.
So why not join Wikinut ? Contrary to the popular myth, we don't all have a novel in us, but most of us have a story waiting to be written, now is your chance to tell us and the world your story.

Or maybe you are a bit of a poet and would like to see your poems on the web, we will publish anything that does not break the rules for FREE

So how about it, Start here

My little Extravagance

For no more reason than to indulge myself in my favourite cartoon and to show you all the wonderful things you can do on Wikinut

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Wikinut, Wikinut Experiences, Wikinut Friends, Writing, Writing Articles, Writing Web Content

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author avatar Shamarie
19th Dec 2015 (#)

Awesome post, johnnydod! I am also staying on Wikinut!!!

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author avatar johnnydod
19th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks you Shamarie

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
19th Dec 2015 (#)

Well said, good that you are staying Johnnydod like I will be too.

I kike this platform and also the whole setup and, hopefully, it will be back to normal once issues are thrashed out that weakened the core of what this site set out do.

Most want a site that lasts and Wikinut never overreached or overreacted with a stable team at the helm including the moderators who went out of the way to motivate the contributors - siva

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author avatar johnnydod
19th Dec 2015 (#)

I am glad you are staying Sivaramakrishnan A

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author avatar King Butler
19th Dec 2015 (#)

You said it all in a nutshell Johnnydod And I will be staying too with my 20 posts that I've written from December 30, 2013 - December 19, 2015 with my total views of 9,062 and rising. The best platform on the internet for us writers who just likes to write what is in our heart and mind for the world to read for years into the future. Thank you Johnnydod for this post that you wrote that speaks abundantly for the many who will stay with Wikinut to the end no matter what because money can't buy what we write from our heart and mind with integrity and truth that is within us here writing on Wikinut. Thanks again.

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author avatar johnnydod
19th Dec 2015 (#)

I am glad you agree with me King Butler and that you are staying

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author avatar Jennifer Dombrowski
19th Dec 2015 (#)

Excellent post! I plan on staying on. I know i haven;t been on here since the announcement then but i am told very few writers make money and i love to write. I will be getting back to wikinut. I just have been extremely busy! But i love how wikinut moderators help me with GREAT suggestions of my articles they send back for improvements! I like writing so much that i will stay here i will be getting more articles on soon!

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author avatar johnnydod
19th Dec 2015 (#)

I am looking forward to reading your next post medicine girl

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author avatar Annie69
19th Dec 2015 (#)

I have more credibility when I say I'm published internationally and can show my figures. Also when my non-fiction is published on Amazon (hopefully in the near future) I'll already have an audience. Wikinut also gives me time to write for my local newspaper and participate in NaNoWriMo. Thanks for sticking around Wiki

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author avatar johnnydod
19th Dec 2015 (#)

Good luck with your writing Annie69

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
19th Dec 2015 (#)

I will be staying with Wikinut. I personally love this writing site and all the friends I have made along the way. Thanks for sharing such a great article.

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author avatar johnnydod
19th Dec 2015 (#)

Good to hear Nancy

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
19th Dec 2015 (#)

Count me in...meantme I still,have to break the centenial mark of my articles posted on or,bfore Jan 10 my first anniversary here. Cheers to all!

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author avatar johnnydod
19th Dec 2015 (#)

Good luck with your 100 SaigonDeManila

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
20th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks and with wishes to snag those elusive star badge from your moderating hahaha!

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
22nd Jan 2016 (#)

As of this month January i failed to break the centennial mark 12 articles short (from my last article posted in December) way below to the peak productivity of last year sigh hope I can bring back the mojo 😐 With the given scenario of no monetary incentve.

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author avatar Tim Williams
19th Dec 2015 (#)

I was wondering about the sudden lapse of payments. thank you for letting us know. I too will continue to contribute.

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author avatar johnnydod
19th Dec 2015 (#)

Good for your Tim all the best

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
19th Dec 2015 (#)

I am glad to see the number of people staying on the Wikinut. I am sure that things will stabilise and time progresses. I noted that despite the changes I am getting as many readers as before, proving that my readership is not only made up of the Wikinut faithful.

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author avatar johnnydod
19th Dec 2015 (#)

Me too Peter and I am glad you are with me as a fellow moderator

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
20th Dec 2015 (#)

I am staying put here on Wikinuts, dont care if I dont get paid!, Great post my dear Johnny Beatles Dod!

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author avatar johnnydod
20th Dec 2015 (#)

lol I like the "Beatles" Johnny tag glad your staying fern cheers

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
31st Dec 2015 (#)

Chers to you to mate, you look in that pic very beatnik, like you are one of the fab four!

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author avatar spirited
20th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks for your sentiments, so nicely expressed here johhnydod.

I also agree that I write from an inspiration to write, mostly too.

Finding the time and making the effort to write can be hard sometimes, but I too will be sticking here with wikinut, as one of its faithful nutters.

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author avatar johnnydod
20th Dec 2015 (#)

Great news Spirted I am sure you will find the inspiration

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
20th Dec 2015 (#)

Johnnydod, you've convinced me to keep writing on Wikinut.

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author avatar johnnydod
20th Dec 2015 (#)

Hi Steve my fellow Modorator and who knows we might even get some payment in the future

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author avatar Delicia Powers
20th Dec 2015 (#)

Mike and I have been thinking about doing a blog together ...but you are right Johnnydod- this new venue sounds very good for anyone who just simply loves writing.

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author avatar johnnydod
25th Dec 2015 (#)

I am glad I have convinced you Delicia

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author avatar Delicia Powers
20th Dec 2015 (#)

I plan to stay...

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author avatar johnnydod
25th Dec 2015 (#)

wonderful news

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
24th Dec 2015 (#)

So as days have gone by I have noticed that many of out core writers have wandered away then come home again. I have new pieces planned for the new year, it is just that the silly season is not the right time for something more serious.

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author avatar johnnydod
25th Dec 2015 (#)

Hear hear Peter

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author avatar Ptrikha
29th Dec 2015 (#)

Wikinut won't be the same again. The motivation will be less, nevertheless I will be visiting in between and try to complete my story series here.

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author avatar johnnydod
29th Dec 2015 (#)

It will be good to see you Ptrikha and I am sure you will finish your series

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author avatar writestuff
29th Dec 2015 (#)

Well stated. For me it was never an issue of pay, but rather an opportunity and commitment to write on various subject matters. So, I am doing what I enjoy - writing on Wikinut.

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author avatar johnnydod
30th Dec 2015 (#)

Wow that's great to hear writstuff I too love to write and so I appreciate sites like wikinut that allow me to write well

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
30th Dec 2015 (#)

I came back to read this article again and I'm so happy that so many of my favorite authors are staying. That means I can still read their work and for me that is priceless.

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author avatar johnnydod
30th Dec 2015 (#)

Hello Nancy yes I am also so pleased that so many GOOD writers are staying with Wikinut

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author avatar Mariah
9th Jan 2016 (#)

Well said and illustrated jd.
Like many writers here it's never been about payment for me, wikinut is my writing home.. I've had a lot on recently so haven't had the time to write or read posts unfortunately but I always know where to find you all when I have more free time.
Thanks for sharing this couldn't agree more with you.

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author avatar johnnydod
10th Jan 2016 (#)

I am glad you are yet another of our growing group of real writers Mariah

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
23rd Jan 2016 (#)

Reposted: ...if the heart of the matter is being profitable yet seeng now the site already embarkng a good ads revivals...why dont we have a monatorium for few months for the site to recoup enough time to build some muscle before giving back to the source -the writers- whats due for them? The structural and behavioral adaptation of everything from animals to higher specie can not be denied. If the bears need to hibernate and wait for the end of winter, why we homo-nutty-sapiens can't do it for the very survval of our trbe and artistic conclave?

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author avatar johnnydod
23rd Jan 2016 (#)

Mmm interesting theories SaigonDeManila

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
29th Apr 2016 (#)

I still love Wikinut especially for the format that they provide. I hope to plan to start writing again soon. I currently have a few issues that I am dealing with. But I am glad that Wikinut is still up and running.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
29th Apr 2016 (#)

Clarence, the number of users is climbing again.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
30th Apr 2016 (#)

That is awesome news to hear about.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
29th Apr 2016 (#)

Am inching my way back to my old self. Though i had fun discovering another free blog hosting site that was just above 200k on Alexa rating but is with in top 100 on my country. My single article can fetch 4,000 view with in 24 hours. The ads and traffic seems making a hey Day. This is exactly what am foreseeing with wikinut, to gain muscle from the best practice business model and venture again to the original pitch most of the old vanguards learned: "Write-Share-Earn"

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author avatar Retired
18th Sep 2016 (#)

I guess it is still a good way to gain experience as a writer and isn't that all most writers want?

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author avatar Susan Heney
19th Dec 2016 (#)

Saw in my newsfeed today. Hope all is going well on Wikinut
Always enjoyed; a quality site

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