The girl and the online newspaper

It finally happened.

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

As I stated back in June and then updated in July, 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.

About S.L. Schmitz

S.L. Schmitz lives in Indian Trail, NC with her husband and son. There is an ever-changing menagerie of cats who graciously allow the family to share the house with them. In addition to reading and writing, she enjoys scrapbooking, drinking martinis, and making snarky comments about a variety of topics. Feel free to email her at thedeadgirl25(at)yahoo(dot)com

Posted on August 10, 2014, in About Me and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Any day you get a seal of approval is a good day, though, isn’t it? 🙂

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