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Content Mills Are Online Versions of Clothing Sweatshops

I don’t often like to bitch and moan about the sorry state of life as a writer – at least not online – but there are some instances when it is warranted.

When I started my career as an online content writer in 2009, things were very different. I learned Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and took pride in acquiring a valuable skill that enhanced my ability to write well. Back then, however, you could get away with disseminating keyword-stuffed gibberish, but since Google got hip to the practice of keyword stuffing, you now run the risk of getting metaphorically tasered if you persist.

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Better Learn to Love Quinoa

Sometimes, the idea for a blog entry is formed by my indignation over another idea. In this case, it’s food. Don’t get me wrong – I love food and I usually have plenty of positive things to say about it. But when misanthropic techies try to take the fun out of eating, I get pissed. Then, I can’t type fast enough to get my thoughts out into the void. This is one of those times.

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