Nearly two months ago now, I wrote expressing sadness that I hadn’t heard about NewsBreak sooner. Only a week later, I wrote that my earnings were decent, but my time there would likely be short-lived after NewsBreak changed their policies.
It turns out I’m still able to write for NewsBreak, but their new policy has really impacted my earnings. In November I earned almost the exact same on both platforms, averaging $5.46 per day on NewsBreak, and $5.38 on Medium.
December is nearly over, and my NewsBreak earnings have fallen to $2.49 per day, whereas my Medium earnings have increased slightly to $6.13 per day.
The comments don’t make sense
Tell me you didn’t read the article without actually telling me you didn’t read the article.
The comments I’ve received on Medium have been 99% positive, and when they haven’t been positive, they’ve at least been relevant and thought out.
The comments I receive on NewsBreak (NB) are at least 90% negative, many are hurtful, some have even been downright hateful, and I don’t often write about highly controversial topics.
Most of those comments clearly demonstrate the person disagreed with the headline, commented without reading, and never looked back.
I usually ignore them, but there were a couple that used slurs which I had to delete. Here are some of the milder comments on a post explaining the neurodiversity paradigm:
I guess I shouldn’t have phrased the heading in the form of a question, inviting people to give their own answers… NB readers are not known for nuance, nor understanding rhetorical questions.