I think I've had it with Triond

@Catana (736)
United States
August 12, 2010 1:34pm CST
This is the third time I've tried writing articles for Triond, and the site just gets more and more annoying each time. So far, in the less than two weeks I've been back, I've gotten about a dozen email reminders to verify my email address. Done that. Twice, thank you. Sometimes when I'm signed in, it doesn't carry over to the satellite site where Triond publishes our articles, and when I try to comment, I'm a guest. Okay, sign in again. Takes me back to my dashboard. If I do go back to the article, I'm still not signed in. The ads are the worst I've seen on any site. Tons of them. Blank windows pop up, ads roll up over the content and sometimes, hitting the close button doesn't do anything. And the writing there is getting worse and worse. You have to read and comment if you want to get known and make friend. I can go through pages of the newest content listing without finding anything that sounds interesting enough to bother with. And when I do click on something, nine times out of ten, the writing is so illiterate that I can't even figure out what the writer is talking about. Ask for help or information on the forum, and you're likely to be spammed or insulted or have obsenities thrown at you. Triond used to be a fairly good site for making some money writing articles. But no more. Not unless you're a lot more patient than I am.
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13 responses
@iakulchen (615)
• Singapore
13 Aug 10
*sighes* I really want to speak up for Triond. I really do, since it was among the first few sites I joined, plus I do have a really popular article hosted on Triond's network. (10 Reasons Why Every Home Should Have A Cat). But it's true. The forum has been terrible since the day it first came out, and it has only gotten worse since then. Response from staff almost always manages to ignore or misinterpret my question regardless of whether I pose it via e-mail or GetSatisfaction. It's a sad state for Triond to be in.
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@1hopefulman (46086)
• Canada
23 Aug 10
That was a very funny article. Not at all what I expected from the title.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
24 Aug 10
Hello, Catana. I gave up with Triond when they accused me of plagiarism - because I used one sentence of my own composition from a response on MyLot as the introduction to an article. Can't even remember what it was now, but the article was rejected, because this one sentence - which was my own anyway - had been published on a discussion site. Triond expect to have first use of your articles, then pay you cents for the privilege. Helium are happy to accept previously published work, as long as it's your own, and, once you build up a reputation as a writer, you're paid well for your efforts. Guess who I prefer to write for?
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
28 Jan 11
I know I am late to this discussion, but Sandra, do you publish under the same name at Triond?
• Spain
28 Jan 11
Hello, Canellita. Yes I do. I use the same name for all my writing - I think it's more professional, and you never know when somebody might want to contact you with an interesting offer.
@Toofancy (549)
• United States
18 Sep 10
I joined Triond quite some time ago, but I never wrote a word for them. I still get emails from them monthly with my stats....which I don't have any stats. Like most of the others, I wrote for Helium, and found that I liked that site very much. I also wrote for Associated Content. I liked it OK, but I liked Helium better. I slacked off on writing because I got a little burned out, but I refered a friend to Helium and he has made some pretty good money. Anyway, I appreciate your comments about Triond, and I won't waste my time with it. Good luck in your writing!
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@Catana (736)
• United States
18 Sep 10
If the comments on the Associated Content forum, and some of the discussions here are any measure, a lot of people are leaving Triond. I know what you mean about getting burned out. I don't really even like to write articles any more because I'm so deep into my novels, but I try to toss an article on AC every now and then. I keep thinking that if I could get enough of them, I could start submitting them in other places and make better money. Constant Content actually sells your articles, or the rights that you assign, but they want absolute perfection in the writing, and I'm not sure I'm really up to that standard. I'll give it some more thought next year when NaNoWriMo is over and I've had a chance to recover.
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• United States
24 Aug 10
While I'm not expecting to get tons and tons of money from my Triond articles, I am happy to have another place to write, even a little bit of extra money helps me, and I enjoy writing for their site. I've never had a plagiarize problem either, I suppose it's because I write about things that aren't usually written about on Triond. If you want to write and get better money for your writing, write for Helium, but Triond is a good place to publish, just don't expect a lot of money from it.
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@1hopefulman (46086)
• Canada
19 Aug 10
I guess you have not run across my articles yet. But I do see what you mean. I thought the articles are supposed to be original content but I see things that have appeared on the internet for years. They don't even camouflage the articles. They just copy and paste. I also don't see the point of someone reading my articles and I read theirs. I would want thousands of people reading my articles not a few of the same people over and over again, just to earn .04 cents per month. I had a couple of items that were getting hundreds of hits every day and then nothing. I don't really understand that at all. I don't know how much longer I'll continue this silly charade!
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• United States
14 Aug 10
Triond is a joke. When I started writing, I submitted something to them that was rejected by Associated Content for upfront pay (they did a lot direct pays in 2006-2007). Anyway, I didn't like the way it was marketed so I closed my account. Even with formal notification, I still get monthly "statements" for a whole $0.15.
@bingskee (5236)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
the pay is small. it is depressing actually. did you contact triond about your predicament?
@Catana (736)
• United States
13 Aug 10
No, I didn't bother to contact them. The site has so many problems that it just wouldn't be worthwhile. If I thought I'd make a lot of money there, I might have. I've gone back to Associated Content. Fewer problems, better pay. I just don't have the energy to waste on sites that are frustrating with very little payoff.
• United States
4 Jul 11
I occasionally write for Triond, more for backlinks to my existing articles on the other revenue-sharing sites rather than anything else. My problem with Triond is where they choose to put my content. For example, an article on make-ahead gifts in your kitchen went on quazen/shopping/jewelry. I requested a review and they still put it there. For the life of me, I cannot figure out what making herb sugars has to do with jewelry! So yes, I do it to get traffic to my other articles, but I don't expect any real earnings from it. Which makes the earnings I do get nice to see. :)
@morgandrake (2136)
• United States
3 Jul 11
I have been a member of Triond for several years, and I have never submitted a single article to them---ever. Some writer I am, right? LOL. Actually, most of my writing goes to AC (now Yahoo-ized), CC, and Helium. Thinking about doing a collection of work though Smashwords currently.
@Canellita (12052)
• United States
28 Jan 11
I have never ventured onto Triond; I just haven't had the time. The problems you were having sound like a software bug.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
27 Aug 10
i have only been there a couple of weeks but have had absolutely no trouble with the site at all so far.
@scheng1 (24701)
• Singapore
21 Aug 10
Hi Catana, I think your brower is not compatible with Triond, and you need to have Java to view Triond articles. I have no problem of signing in and making comments so far, even though I make comments only once in a blue moon. I do not see the point of reading and making comments just for the sake of getting page views. I do not respond to those "good article" comments since I know that those people do not even bother to read my articles. I think writing more articles is still better than getting page views by making useless comments. I think you should send a note to Triond if you see those spun articles. Those people are plagiarising.
@puccagirl (7308)
• Israel
12 Aug 10
So sorry to hear you are not happy with Triond. I've just been a member for a few days so far, but so far, I have not had any issues with Triond at all. That said, I haven't really looked at what other people write so much either, but anyway. Have you tried any of the other similar sites? Maybe one of the others would suit you better?