Monthly Musings For May 2017: My Voice Is My Passport. Verify Me.

If you have been following this blog, you may have noticed that it has changed over time. It began with the usual type of blog posts and has recently switched over to more of an article format. There is a reason for this.

It began with an email…

When I wrote My evening with D&D Against Humanity: Funny was in the Cards, I received an email about republishing it on On January 24th, it appeared there with a new header image. From there, I found out about another website called according to Wikipedia is “an open posting platform model that affords fans the opportunity to create their own content similar to WordPress, but with distribution to a network of millions. is the open web platform where fans create, communicate, and collaborate on all things entertainment and pop culture.”

If you write an article that is a good match with their other websites, it can get republished there. This means more readers and more of a social media boost. Their other websites are:

Which led to a new outlet for writing…


Once you get to this point, you have two options. You can keep posting there or you can become a “Verified Creator.” This means that you get customized attention from their editors, a chance to have your work promoted, and the chance to earn a bit of money. Once you become verified, you can earn $1 per 1000 unique reads. This means you can’t refresh and endlessly click on your own work.

To become a “Verified Creator,” there is a training course with homework assignments that you publish on their website. I started the process in mid-February and have completed in mid-May. Woo Hoo!


So, if you were wondering why my posts were all over the place, that would be why. Some posts are slightly different here than they are on their website. This may be a difference in images or headlines, but the bulk of the content has been the same.

It has been a fun process and I have learned an immense amount about writing for the internet in a very short period. I am looking forward to writing more for them as well as writing for my blog here are well.

Which hopefully leads to more readers and some coffee money…

If you would like to check out any of my posts on their website, you can:
  • click on the links in the tab at the top of this page entitled “Other Article Links“; or
  • go to my Profile Page on their website and choose an article from there.
It costs you nothing and helps me get money for coffee if nothing else. Also, you might want to read the article.


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