Monthly Archives: August 2012


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Demand Studios has been known to copy ideas before, and their latest idea, eHow Spark, is no different. Spark works a lot like Pinterest. You can pin photos and text to your boards and share them with others using an app or a “clipping” tool. The catch is, while Pinterest says in their Terms of Agreement that they have no claim to what is pinned on their site, eHow claims everything: Click on it to make it larger. I think this is a clear warning to content producers to stay clear of this site. If you want to keep other […]

Beware of eHow Spark


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In this previous post, I told you how Demand Studios was so much better than it used to be. I take it all back. After working with them again for several months, I’ve found that DS is still just as messed up as everyone remembers. They say they want quality articles, but the truth is they don’t have the slightest idea what quality is. To test my theory, I decided to contact experts to get information and quotes for the topics I was writing about. As anyone who’s gone to journalism school or worked for print publications (and almost anyone else) […]

I Take Back Everything I Said About Demand Studios


Last month I made a post about doing a National Novel Writing Month in July. I thought I’d post about how last month went for me. I ended up writing a little over 36,000 words. This is in addition to my normal non-fiction writing I do as a freelancer. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself. What’s really great is that I know where I’m going with the novel, so I am going to keep writing until it’s done. Today I bought a bunch of line and unlined index cards. I’m going to put a scene from the […]

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