A while back, I published an update on writing for Seed. However, it’s time for another update! As earning abilities have dried up on other sites, like most writers, I’ve gone back to some of my “old haunts”. One of them was Seed. However, when I logged in I was surprised to see not a single item available and I had a blurb that had been there since January of 2011 so I decided to email. I was informed that “Seed” as we know it, no longer existed but, that “Seed II” was being launched and if I was interested they would send me the writing test. I agreed (since I was looking to increase my earnings!). I will give them this much: they were very prompt in returning the test to me!
So what’s the problem?
I’m a very matter of fact writer, I am not good at certain things so I simply avoid them! One of the things I never write about is entertainment. I don’t watch a heck of a lot of television and reality shows bore me to tears. The Seed test is comprised of two separate sections, one is to see if you can identify plagiarism (based on someone “spinning an article”) and the other is a 300 word blurb on your “favorite” television show. That left me out in left field so I thanked them very much and moved on.
However, entertainment writers should definitely consider this as an option as it appears that many of these assignments will be for AOL/Huffington Post. They WILL be paying for them (unlike the old model for Huffington) from what I gathered from the email. Good luck to anyone who is interested in this option. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.