@MOLLY O said: My hope is that new writers will come -
maybe post some "older but still relevant" content with
Canonical Links to get fresh eyes and perspective on
their posts..and also contribute original content that
they can earn rewards (if they want). We will keep
watching and learning - and pivot when we need to.
I also agree that this position needs to be thought out again. Pivoting is a fantastic idea here, and quickly. I am a new writer who came, recently, and provided some unique new content to your platform. my mix was roughly 50/50 new and existing.
I have other pre-written content that would make sense here. This audience has never seen the content. It is not original on the entire Internet, but it is new to your audience. I no longer have any incentive to post it here.
If I need to find a way to monetize the content via narrative, I can choose to tease it here, and send the traffic to my own site, or to Medium, and monetize it that way. This would be similar to my use of Tumblr and Social Media platforms and DApps.
This will have the effect of siphoning viewing eyes from your platform, to my other platforms, if they decide to read my content that is hosted at other locations. It does nothing to build up the quality of content on your platform, unfortunately.
My goal in posting here was to be a part of a future platform that has growth potential.
If I have to rely on only new content here, then I will probably submit about half as many articles as I am capable of submitting. Which will likely tilt the scales in favor of me simply moving 100% of my efforts back to Medium, and simply work on growing my audience there.
By the way, I reposted my original articles from here, to Medium, who curated them, and paid more for the articles than the originals posted here. I placed canonical links as appropriate, and if you search the articles, the Medium site comes up, not the Narrative site, despite the correct canonical links being placed at the time of publication.
The articles continue to pay week after week (On Medium). It remains to be seen if they will have any legs here, I have to wait until some time in November to find out.
If Narrative wants the privilege of my content for their eyeballs, then there needs to be a reward for it. If there is no reward, there is no point of posting here, over a blog, or a fiat currency paying site (medium) where it is exceedingly easier to receive my rewards, and the audience is vastly larger.