So I have finally checked my writing related emails and some more recent post-panda changes at Bright Hub have included the closing of certain channels and the elimination of internal positions and most of their writers. They mean to focus on topics such as Business, Technology and Education, and will be contracting on an ad hoc basis with a small group of writers and editors. So they have returned my pet related articles (and copyright) to me, so that I can use them elsewhere. If I would like to be considered for future contract work I'm supposed to send them an email, but I guess I haven't been interested in it for a while now.
My gaming articles are still there, and I'm not sure if and when BH will remove them, but the email mentioned that the last revenue share payment writers will receive will be on the 15th of December. So anyway, I suppose I need to consider if I want to put those pet articles somewhere else. I've been paid for them already, but the chance to make a few extra dollars sounds good. Although, will it be worth my time to put them somewhere else, knowing Suites revenue dropped heaps? I might put them on Orato perhaps; then again, I don't really want to spend a lot of time making changes and stuff, if the Orato editors are particular.
I will have to think about it. I can't say I am disappointed, because my zest for article writing left me a long time ago. I had originally joined BH to do gaming articles, but there were rarely articles to claim and articles I pitched weren't always accepted. They already had a lot of writers in that section, who seemed to snap up all the articles, usually several about the same game. That's fair enough *shrugs*.
As I say, I'm not too disappointed, as I want to focus on my fiction anyway. Speaking of which, I haven't continued with my NaNoWriMo novel since November ended, aside from putting on the occasional note about a scene in my IPhone. I must get back to it, I feel the characters are fading from my memory *sobs*. I have the usual excuses, work, Christmas shopping and social events, but truthfully, I have been gaming like crazy. Well, I hardly played at all in November and I missed it, lol. But I'll get myself organised again, perhaps after I decide what to do with those BH articles.