Why Am I Still Writing Here?

Have any of you asked yourself that question? I am sure some have and unfortunately some have moved on to other sites for one reason or another. So, let me tell you a bit about why I am still writing here. I signed into Blog Bourne because I knew Kyla Matton Osborne. I knew if she had put her faith into a site, there was a good reason. At that time, I knew nothing about this site nor anyone that ran it.



I looked around and read a lot of the posted information and I asked Kyla questions. Probably so many, I got annoying, but she answered them all and directed me to where I could read about other things I asked about. I liked what I saw and I began to believe in what was happening at Blog Bourne. Mike and John have a vision of how they want the site to be and it is a good vision.

Sites Come and Go

I have been doing this a long time, so I have seen many sites come and go. Some of you were probably on some of those sites that disappeared for one reason or another also. Mike appears to be very savvy about how a site should operate and what it will take to make and keep it a stable site, as it begins to grow.

I respect that. Plus, it is exciting to watch as this site goes from bare bone existence to a site with a well-known and respected name on this mass internet highway. And yes, I believe it can and will become a huge success, because of Mike and John’s vision for it.

Site Owners Need to Care about Members

Since I have been on the site, I mostly talked to Kyla about things. Unfortunately, Kyla is not with us at present. So I began to message Mike with questions and for assistance. He always responded and answered my questions. Hence I will tell you a story:

I had some issues going on between my computer and the site. I messaged Mike for help. It took a few days of back and forth communication. I am not a very technical person but he stuck it out and explained things to me as I asked. He worked from his end and I worked from mine and eventually, we got my problem resolved.

That showed me he cared about the site members too. I know he is very busy maintaining the site, yet he took time to help me. That’s what it takes to operate a good site. You have to have a good vision in mind for the site and you have to care about the members that log into your site. I think those who run Blog Bourne have that covered pretty well.

Members Need to Help a Site Grow

I also think that if the site owners have a good vision and business plan, it is also up to the members to help out as best as they too. After all, the site can’t grow if members aren’t writing, right? That is our contribution to the site for all of the hard work the site owners have put into creating it.

And that is why I am still writing here. I believe it is a good place and will become a much better place as it continues to grow. I have faith that as the site grows and the revenue becomes better, we will all be able to see our coins turn into money. Maybe not enough to call ourselves rich, but I am just a writer…I never envisioned myself being rich anyway.



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Believe in the site you choose to write for.

        Believe in the site you choose to write for and do all you can to help it succeed.






  • Comments

    1. Profile photo of Dawnwriter
      Dawnwriter

      I really like this site but I think it is facing a lot of competition from other sites. Unless, people know how much they can earn here, it is rather difficult for some to continue. I am not talking about getting paid, but just an estimate of the earning potential.

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      Dawnwriter

      Also, I want to add that with some sites, quality did not matter. Those sites folded up and disappeared. But writers who really care about quality are not that many. We are the same handful of writers that join every new site and do our best to help it flourish. You won’t find many good quality writers who are ready to write 400+ word articles without even knowing how much they can earn. I respect Kyla too and I want Blogbourne to succeed but at the moment, it has become a waiting game. We do need to hear from site admins and total silence from Kyla and Ople on forums is unnerving many.

      1. Profile photo of Donna Thacker
        Donna Thacker Post author

        I understand Dawnwriter. I too write to make money. I had the understanding according to the Terms here that pay would be determined after the site was going for two months. I believe that date is coming up the first part of October. I don’t know if you saw the notices I have posted in the Facebook group for Blog Bourne or not, but Kyla is not with us right now, do to some unforseen internet issues.

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        Donna Thacker Post author

        Thanks Tania! As you know, a fairly new site does endure growing pains and hiccups. The guys are making it as smooth going as possible.

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      Jacky Hughes

      One reason I am not posting much has nothing to do with the site. I am just taking longer as I am honing my writing skills. I am also working on my book.

      I agree with what you say though. This is not a site for making a fast buck and anyone with business sense knows growing something slowly and in a sustainable way is better than an overnight success in the long run.

      Why isn’t Kyla with us at the moment though? Is she O.K?

      1. Profile photo of Donna Thacker
        Donna Thacker Post author

        Good for you Jacky! It is always better to take it slow and hone writing skills. No writer ever gets so good there is not room to grow and learn. Congratulations on writing a book, that’s very exciting. The most I have done is to publish a short story on Amazon.

        As far as I know, Kyla is fine. I don’t know the particulars, only that she is without any internet service for awhile. I am sure she misses us as much as we miss her! Hopefully she will be back soon.

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      Pat Z Anthony

      Like some others on BlogBourne.com, after writing online for years I do realize there is no harm in contributing to several sites. Some of us have faith that this site will grow and will wait patiently. We all know there might be others who don’t have the patience needed while a site grows.

      1. Profile photo of Donna Thacker
        Donna Thacker Post author

        I too write for other sites. We all need to have lots of eggs in our baskets, so to speak. It does take patience for a new site to grow. Some don’t have the patience or time to wait and that is understandable.

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      Gina M. Menorca

      I consider blogbourne as a home where I can write my thoughts and I have a great trust and hope and faith that together we will succeed in making blogbourne hit the big time.

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      Claudia Meydrech

      I just joined today…I have tried other sites like this in the past under the name happynutritionist and see several names that I recognize. It’s been over a year since I’ve joined a writing site like this, and have yet to write an article. Just looking around and getting acquainted with the site right now. Thanks for this article, it was helpful.

      1. Profile photo of Donna Thacker
        Donna Thacker Post author

        Welcome Claudia! I am an editor and a forum moderator so feel free to message me if I can help in any way. We also have a Facebook group called Bourne to Write that you might want to join too. I hope you enjoy it here…it’s fairly new, but expected to grow quickly!

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        Donna Thacker Post author

        Many are waiting to see how the money works out for the first pay. Just remember the amount will likely grow as the site gets bigger and has more content to offer. keeping fresh content up helps Google to find us and like us! happy writing.

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      Vickie Ewell

      I can relate to a lot of what you say here. Most of my writing efforts go into my own blogs (I’m currently in the process of merging them down into a more manageable number), but I also write for a couple of sites as time and health allows. Growing is never easy, especially when it comes to blogging, and chasing money is the quickest way to fail.

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