Rant time.

By Jen
@polyxena (2573)
Sturgis, Michigan
November 5, 2016 7:14pm CST
I hate sounding all depressed and whatever. After contacting the lady from the site I was doing my freelance work with, I feel even worse than I did yesterday. While I shouldn't have gotten upset about the harsh rating thing, which wasn't what bothered me. It was the fact that I was worried about being reported because of someone saying I wasn't a native English writer. Her response was, "I can see how they came to that conclusion. Your writing is awful." Um yeah. Now I feel almost shattered. Writing was one of the things I thought I was good at. I didn't expect to get something like that said to me ever. I shouldn't feel as depressed as I do, but at the same time the way she worded it was so rude. Even writing on My Lot right now has me concerned that people are reading through my awful writing. End of rant.
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7 responses
@paigea (22675)
• Canada
6 Nov 16
I do find they are quite abrupt at the one site I sometimes write a little for. Just carry on doing what you like doing.
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@polyxena (2573)
• Sturgis, Michigan
6 Nov 16
I wonder if it's the same site. But no, I continue to what I'm doing. They can just be moody, I don't care. it is't like I owe anything to them. I'm still getting paid this week.
@paigea (22675)
• Canada
6 Nov 16
@polyxena I occasionally write for zemandi. They pay very little but it's simple and I don't have to do it when I am busy with other things.
@polyxena (2573)
• Sturgis, Michigan
6 Nov 16
@paigea Never heard of it, I was using Hire Writers. At least I think I can do the job helping people on websites if being mean and rude is a response. ;) The pay's probably a lot better too.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
6 Nov 16
That was very rude of her to say that to you. She could have been more polite about it. There is nothing wrong with your writing. You were having a bad day and you were a bit distracted. Please try not to get too discouraged. Keep writing. Don't let it get you down.
@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
6 Nov 16
@polyxena that could be it too
@polyxena (2573)
• Sturgis, Michigan
6 Nov 16
@Happy2BeMe and one of the online friends we have in common that also does writing don't it have it listed in her lists of sites she suggests. I don't find it a coincidence. My new assumption is the site sucks. I made $28 this week, and that's all I'm willing to make ever again. I'm using the sites they suggest first.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
6 Nov 16
@polyxena that's a good idea. There are better sites out there.
@marguicha (105986)
• Chile
6 Nov 16
Did the site ask you for a birth certificate? That someone must have had the certificate in his hands in order to say that Now, seriously, you cannot let a couple a rude people depress you. If you like to write, do so with a light heart!
@polyxena (2573)
• Sturgis, Michigan
6 Nov 16
I know but when it's the customer service lady that's being rude with me, it bothers me.
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@marguicha (105986)
• Chile
6 Nov 16
@polyxena Maybe you can ask her to tell you what is it that she finds so very wrong and why would she use those words to tell you. There is no excuse for rudeness.
@polyxena (2573)
• Sturgis, Michigan
6 Nov 16
@marguicha I rather not even talk to her or have any contact with her.
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
7 Nov 16
The good thing here is that it doesn't matter, but I know how you feel. I was made to feel my writing wasn't good enough on blogborne when my posts were picked apart and edited....and in my opinion looked far worse after the editing was done!
@polyxena (2573)
• Sturgis, Michigan
7 Nov 16
People love to pick apart stuff and be so crazy about the stupidest stuff. I had no problem with anyone but that one person and the customer service lady.
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@Marty1 (37991)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 Nov 16
@polyxena I think you write fine. This adm was out of line. But I would just keep on writing as I was told the more you write, the better you get at it. But I think you write well; I was told for one site on Christmas Eve it is obvious I have no idea how to write, That site went under and no loner exists. Please keep writing and don't let the person bother you!
@polyxena (2573)
• Sturgis, Michigan
6 Nov 16
I'm not even sure how they're even still up and working. I was sure I wrote fine. My main problem was a topic about a review on a product that didn't exist. I'm not Houdini and I couldn't figure out what to write in 6 hours. So I tried, and when I'm unsure my writing shoes it. I couldn't fluff up the article any. I tried.
@carebear29 (28883)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
6 Nov 16
It is fine to vent here. We are all here for you no matter what
@polyxena (2573)
• Sturgis, Michigan
6 Nov 16
Thanks. I just didn't expect her to be a rude *beep* towards me.
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@ms1864 (6974)
• Bangalore, India
6 Nov 16
Don't worry about the rating...i have gotten bad reviews too...and they sure do sound rude. It took me a few days but i realized that my writing wasn't so bad. It is just the sites way of getting rid of new writers. I know my skills are not all that bad...i wrote quite coherently. I have left 3 sites because of such harsh ratings of my work not being "good enough" for them. You should remember that it is easy for them to be all criticising and rude through a computer screen. Don't let them get you down. I think your writing is good. Maybe you should take your business elsewhere to sites , where you are appreciated.