New Blog

So, a couple days ago, I recieved a Facebook message from a guy over at a website called My Trending Stories.

Our team has viewed your wordpress blog https://thecripplecritique.wordpress.com and would like to contact you regarding a blogging opportunity. Feel free to contact us at admin@mytrendingstories.com

So I emailed them. The short version is that they are a blogging outfit based out of New York with very lofty goals.

Thanks for contacting us! We reached out to offer you a contributor position on our blog My Trending Stories.
My Trending Stories is a new website who prides itself on one specific value: giving back the power to the writers through freedom of speech and expression. Several blogging websites support a specific political view, ideology or mindset. Over at My Trending Stories no content is restricted as long as it does not contribute to racism, discrimination or anything that violates an individual’s human rights. Through this, we aim to be one of the top 5 biggest blogging websites on the internet.
We strongly believe that your writing aligns with our core value, and would love to have your content displayed so that it can reach an even broader audience. As a contributor on MTS, your creative work will remain yours at all times and we even encourage that you promote your personal blog on the website. Feel free to even post work that was originally on your blog, the most important thing is that your message and story gets out to the world.
Furthermore, we place importance in seeing our writers grow. We keep in contact with our writers in order to provide mentorship and personal growth. We will also be having our first annual convention in 2017 where writers will have the ability to network and learn tips from people in the industry. This includes media, journalism, editors, authors and publishers!
We also have several interesting features such as a video section, and will soon be expanding in French and Spanish.
We would truly love to have you be a part of this team. If you are interested in this opportunity email us back at: admin@mytrendingstories.com
Looking forward to hearing from you soon,
Jamie from My Trending Stories

I, being 21-years-old and hungry for money, did ask if it was a paying job and did ask for more specifics.

Hi Aaron,

We are a new blogging website established in New York. We are currently looking for our foundation of talented and passionate writers to grow with! We would love to have you contribute to our growing website which we will soon be starting mass advertisement. As mentioned before, we encourage you to even share your own personal blog, where the following that you will gain on My Trending Stories can watch you grow on both outlets. We would strongly love to share your posts with the world!

In terms of the posts themselves, no topic is off limits or imposed so you are free to write about what inspires you the most. There is also no official word count and you have the liberty to post directly on the website with an author login.

In terms of frequency, it’ll be up to you depending on how much time you have! Obviously, the more often the better but there is no imposed minimum and i would say the average among the crew is two to three times a week. All we ask for is that you do remain active and keep us in the loop if for whatever reason you can’t post for a long period of time, like for a month or so.

As of right now, all of our writers are contributors so it’s not remunerated. We are working towards our writers to gain revenue  through a revenue sharing program, similar to google adsense, between the website and the writers. The programming team is working towards adding a system within the back office of the website which will allow you to see your revenue directly. There will also be possibilities for corporations that we are associated with to contact you directly through the inbox system with specific offers for affiliation programs. Our goal is to provide a platform to our writers to reach a broad audience as well as networking opportunities and establishing connections with other powerhouses in the industry. At the same time, we encourage the promotion of your own personal blog so that your influence in the writing community can increase.

We are excited to also announce that we are working on a sharing system through the website where you will be able to share your articles within facebook groups directly within the website, for free of course.

As you can see, on our website, we have several categories to choose from and would love to help mentor you to become an influential blogger. We are here as a community of writers who help each other reach their full potential. There are weekly newsletters to keep you up to date.

Feel free to email us at anytime if you have any additional questions or concerns.

So I registered for an account Friday. They have yet to give me author access. I assume I’ll get it tomorrow. I do plan to keep this blog open, and will probably post new content both here and on My Trending Stories. It’s open to sign up as an author, right now, by the way.