I used to write at Triond all the time until I got tired of paying Triond every time somebody clicked on those double underlined infolinks. Sure Triond pays its writers maybe one penny for every 10 page views, but online writers are much better off buying their own blog and making 100% on each click rather than hoping that Triond, Helium, Hubpages, Chitika, Bukisa, Associated Content, Adbrite, Bidvertiser, Kontera etc are being fair about how they are sharing pay-per-click revenue! Marisa Wright, who writes with a deft pen for HubPages and dances when bored with that, believes that the Helium rating system is unfair. Helium actually has the fairest writer’s rating system on the planet. Not sure why Marisa is disappointed in the anonymous system that is implemented at Helium?
You may wonder why an article like this would categorized as a moment of impact. The pic that you see is a Triond News Feed that contains 8 articles written by momofplenty. No topic is off-limit from this voluminous post producing Triond author. Her honest, soul-searching article titled “What is it about sadness, grief, and depression that makes my pen move?” is food for thought for anybody who has grappled with depression. Thank you Mrs. Green! Her article has catharsis and soul cleansing written all over it. We knew a mom in West Texas who had a nervous breakdown because she went crazy trying to take care of 5 children who were struggling in school and dealing with drug dependencies!
MomOfPlenty appears to cope with the burden of raising many children by writing until she is exhausted. Writing, like talking with a good friend, has a way of liberating the pent-up stress associated with raising a lot of kids or handling an off-balance marriage.
So, yes, Triond is a content farm where large volumes of drivel and tripe are churned out, but Triond is also an outlet that may preserve the sanity of its many members. I was just reading recently that people who are on Facebook too long are more prone to depression. I certainly hope nobody points the blame at Facebook as overdoing anything can lead to depression!