iWriter is out again for guys using mobile ISPs (Safaricom, Orange, Airtel, Yu modems). I hope you are all implementing the lessons below that I wrote after the last interruption.
Finally, iWriter is back in Kenya. It has been a long weekend for Kenyans as we were not able to access it due to the recent iWriter ban. There was a collective effort from different followers on this blog to get it back; from sending mails to the iWriter support, to Brad Callen’s post in Warrior Forum. At the end of the day, the site is now fully functional for most Kenyans. We don’t know if there will be another iWriter ban in future.
Unfortunately, not everyone is out of the loop. According to Brad, “It also does not relate to how talented a writer is (i.e. their rating). It has entirely to do with the IP class their account is associated with. If a writer’s account is blocked, they can thank a scammer in their area for this.” Therefore, there are still a few Kenyans who will not be able to access the account due to the fact that there are scammers in their IP class.
A few lessons learned:
1. Writers need to diversify and spread their wings to other sites so that they are not affected by a problem in any other website
2. Try out developing your own writing business where you don’t have to rely on article writing websites but where clients come straight to you
3. Always try to do the right thing and follow the required guidelines in article writing websites to prevent a personal ban or a ban on others in your area
4. Strive to always deliver quality content. Nothing can get you out of an article writing website more than poor content, no matter what else you do.
5. When united for a just and right cause, most of the time you will succeed.
6. We may need our own freelancing website
7. Always use the proper avenues and proper language to vent. Trying out bad publicity will only ruin your personal image
Kenya has some of the best writers in the world. There are numerous opportunities out there. Always remain ethical in whatever you do. If writing is your passion, there is no limit to what you can do. No stumbling block should put you down. Stay positive and optimistic always! Whether or not iWriter is back for you, start implementing these lessons and all will be well with you.
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