Five Writing Stars

June 27, 2009 7:05am CST
Feel like blowing my own trumpet, as I have just made it to five writing stars, although it take a little bit longer than I hoped. Set myself a target at the start of the year for three hundred articles by the end of January, and took about three weeks longer, mainly because of my virtual inactivity in January and May. Seems though that there has been a large increase in the number of titles on Helium, and it certainly makes it easier. They open titles have given me a lot of inspiration, often about subjects I hadn't thought of. Although I have found myself writing a lot on subjects that pay very little in revenue share, but I suppose the upfront payments more than make up for. Anyway do you set yourself targets for wiritng to Helium? Like writing an article a day or similar?
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
27 Jun 09
Hi congra, that's a great achievement. How long does it take for you to write five hundred articles, without considering the Creative Writings? I hope to reach five hundred articles within a year. Hopefully there is no more change in Helium. Helium keeps on changing policy, and making it more challenging for writers.
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27 Jun 09
Many thanks. Only needed three hundred titles as got a bonus star because of my writing score. I started writing in Novemeber 2007 but only wrote four articles between then and the middle of February 2008 before I started writing more serious. So the three hundred articles basically came in fifteen months, or an average of 20 articles per month.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
27 Jun 09
twenty articles per month is quite achieveable. I'm thinking of an article per day. In this case, within a year, I can reach 500 articles. Again, this is subjected to Helium not changing policy again. The new change to upfront payment makes it tougher to write. Have to search for titles that have less than five articles, and have to write fast, in order to be the 5th person to submit to the title.
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27 Jun 09
It is a bit of a compromise, there are plenty of non-competitive titles in Helium, with under five writers, but they are in the less popular areas which don't receive much revenue. The high earning titles are of course more popular and so it is harder to be one of the first five to write to titles.
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• India
27 Jun 09
I used to. It was great to be on Helium.com till they pushed us out. Well, it was fun as long as it lasted. I had made it to writing stars and was expecting to build on it when they closed down the site to writers from Non English speaking countries. It was fun to write and I made quite a lot from it, so no regrets about writing on it. bourne
28 Jun 09
I know that it was a sweeping change made by Helium but standards were slipping, and although some people ensured that their articles made sense, English grammar and spelling wise, a large number didn't, thus the few good writers were penalised for the work of others.
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• India
28 Jun 09
True. It's all for the good I guess.. bourne
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@AnythngArt (3304)
• United States
28 Jun 09
Congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment! I have only a single writing star and would love to have more. My goal is to get to 300 articles just to get that extra star. I am about 225 right now. It took me a long time to figure out how Helium worked, so I think I am making up for past mistakes now. Well, live and learn. Hopefully I am on the right track to a better score and I am certainly getting a lot of writing practice along the way. LOL Keep up the good work!
30 Jun 09
I know that I don't write to the highest paying topics but that is primarily because I don't know anything about them. Some of my weakest articles are where I have tried to tap into things like finance which was obviously a mistake. At the moment though I don't have to worry about losing the bonus star for writing score as at about 94%.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
30 Jun 09
Congratulations on your stellar accomplishment! I admit I am a bit envious of one of those stars, LOL. With any luck one of these days in the not so distant future I can join you in that circle of star writers. Cheers!