Monthly Archives: August 2014

The girl and the online newspaper

It finally happened.

AXS Entertainment, the new owner of Examiner.com, has finally accepted me to be one of the AXS Contributors.

As I stated back in June and then updated in July, Examiner.com has jumped the shark. I clearly stated my dissatisfaction with the turn of events since AXS Entertainment took over the operations of The Examiner online newspaper. In addition, I sent several emails to the company, not accepting their first answer that the company is ‘going through a transition’.

After several back and forth emails in which I clearly stated my qualifications to be transitioned to the new platform, I received the formal invitation last week. Yeah, yeah, fill in my statistics, attach some writing samples, blah blah blah.

The acceptance email came a week later, on Aug 9, and I accepted the terms offered.

Am I convinced that staying as a contributor to this company is worth the time and effort? Ummm… that would be a big fat NO.

In July 2014 I earned a whopping $10 and change from them, so I am still cautious with the opportunities offered by AXS and Examiner. The new terms allow for ongoing posting of content, as well as the ability to ‘claim’ pre-assigned content requests; however the reimbursement for the ‘claimed’ content is so minor, I am pretty sure I won’t bother with it much. Not only that, the rules and regulations for posting the ‘claimed’ content are so detailed and restrictive, I imagine that it is a huge pain in the arse just to get the articles approved for publishing.

I’ll post again about this topic in a month or two, after I feel out the new process. If it is worth staying, I’ll acknowledge it. If I need to snicker and walk away, I’ll acknowledge that, too.

Oh – and I’m still on a Facebook hiatus until further notice. If you want to get ahold of me, email me at thedeadgirl25 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Oh Oh – one more thing! There are publishing announcements coming soon. Changes and endings. Stay tuned.

Suck It, Facebook

There was a problem, and I blame it all on Facebook.

My 65-year-old Aunt was innocently reviewing her Facebook page and – what! Something that I had ‘Liked’ was on her Facebook feed.

Dammit, Facebook! Why are my simplistic and basic “likes’ and comments showing up on my family’s Facebook feeds? I am a liberal, conversational, tolerant person. Please tell me why my ‘likes’ and ‘comments’ are showing up in the feed of my conservative, Republican Auntie’s feed? And my mother?

I am insulted, embarrassed, and just plain disgusted. I have deactivated my Facebook account until further notice. If you want to get ahold of me, email me at thedeadgirl25@yahoo.com

Thank you, and God Bless.

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