The Triond Tragedy



In 2007 Triond was a premier writing site.  By 2015 it did not register on a Compete.com.

In 2007, to make $50 a Month on Triond, just by views; (not Adsense), was common. To get 10k views on an item within a day was normal.

In 2015, getting $1.00 a month on Triond is unbelievable, even with Adsense. To get 100 views on an item within a day is extraordinary.

This decent is partially due to Google’s Panda, and to the Owner’s own negligence.

History

Triond began as a brilliant idea.

Firstly, it was broken up into various subsites.  If you wrote about television programs you would be published in one subsite, if you wrote about sports, your item would be in another.

Healthmad, Thrifter, Webupon, Bookstove, Bizcovering are just a few of the sites on which your item would be sorted and published.

Unlike other sites, where recipes are mixed with politics or fiction, on Triond, News would be in Newsflavor,  discussion of movies in Cinemaroll.

Triond did not demand bold, link, images, 1000 words, etc.  It was open. And once it was moderated, actually moderated by humans.

At a point in 2009 something went off the rails.  There was a decline in quality.  It was not effecting the hits or the coin, it was that the writers noted flaws, and decided to exploit them.

The Forum on Triond was the basic ‘home’ for these particular writers. If you were not a member of this clique you would go to the Forum to see what was happening, but not posting to avoid attack, for those who ‘lived there’ acted as if they owned Triond and the Forum.

One of them decided to try a thing.  He decided to post an article about Johnny Depp committing suicide.   Sure, it was untrue, but he thought that if he posted it, if the owners saw how much attention it was getting, they’d appoint moderators to prevent such an item ever seeing a screen again.

Nope.

The article went viral.  There were 2 million hits in a day.  With 1c per 6 hits, the writer was blushing.   He had posted it to force the owners to act.  Instead he was earning thousands of dollars.

No evil deed ever goes unrewarded.

Others, seeing this success, went on to create the ‘Ulsterman Report’; “Whitehouse Insider”  which was absolute anti-Obama crap from first word to last.

This not only went viral it was quoted by reliable News sources. In fact, it was given its own subsite and continued until the day Triond went down.

The Forum Closes

A Magog decided to destroy the Forum.
A Magog is different from a Troll. A Magog wants to destroy wherever it is it happens to be. Not attack, not ridicule, destroy.

The Magog entered and destroyed the Forum by have screens of one letter rolling one after another which would deter users.

Complaints were made and to deal with this ‘issue’ the Owner closed the Forum. That was all that was done.

The Magog didn’t need to trouble the articles posted. The Panda had claimed Triond was a ‘content farm’ and did not direct traffic to the site. Any search would turn up anything not Triond, even if Triond was the only place on Earth that all the words in the Search were matched.

Something should have been done but the Owners of Triond let their site go down the bunghole. Although it should be the number one site for online writers it became a grave yard.

Then, without warning, it closed. In 2016, Triond went off line.

No explanation, no chance to retrieve what was written there, suddenly, it was gone. A site which should have been the model, the leader, was allowed to die.



13 Responses to “The Triond Tragedy

  • so where can we write? any suggestions?

    • There is really no where today…Hubpages pays badly, Mylot doesn’t pay much…and although searches turn up various sites, I don’t see many recommended.

    • We created this site because we got tired of the big “Social Networks” – Twitter + Facebook – making money off our content. So, you are invited to join the revolution now to take the internet back! You can get paid to share anything and some proceeds also go to help charity. Join as a Pro Member. See you there!
      http://www.illdeclare.com

  • We created this site because we got tired of the big “Social Networks” – Twitter + Facebook – making money off our content. So, you are invited to join the revolution now to take the internet back! You can get paid to share anything and some proceeds also go to help charity. Join as a Pro Member. See you there!
    http://www.illdeclare.com

  • There’s a new platform that’s similar to Triond that just launched called Vocal: https://vocal.media that pays users who create quality content.

    Vocal is a platform for content creators to share their work with an engaged audience and get compensated.

  • I was a Triond writer and really loved them. They did pay me unlike Google adsense or Nonsense. aAs a not native English writer, many of my income had been cut down. I do have to say that Helium has been much worse than Triond, since I wrote many articles for them and just when I almost had 25 USD on their account they changed the rules and I ended up with nothin,while Triond did pay me.

    • Triond was a very good site. I was always paid, I never thought about it, because money always popped in my account. I mourn that site.

  • What a pity… I got my start on Triond, way back in the day, must have been 2008 or 2009. I called myself Catherine South and I was pleased as punch to be “self-published” (kind of, but it counts for something, right? 😛 )

    By about 2010 I realised that I could make more money with a blogspot blog and Adsense than with Triond and after that I realised I could do better with WordPress and that’s where I’ve been ever since. I run it all myself now, with the help of my web developer husband (lucky girl, very lucky girl <3 )

    Triond was where I first posted my writing online. It was where I got my first high out of people reading my work. Triond popped my online writing cherry and I've always had a soft spot for it.

    I feel sad about this. RIP Triond…

  • What I would like to know is – where is the money owed to all the writers from their unpaid accrued commissions? That is why they have gone silent probably owing millions of pounds to their loyal writers. How very sad…

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