Well, now I feel bad.
I'm not really a confrontational person. I don't like to ruffle feathers and stir the pot. Don't get me wrong, I will speak my mind if I feel that it is necessary. But when I do, I usually feel like I've gone too far. So, after I got an e-mail from a Textbroker employee regarding my scathing post about Textbroker, I reread the post in question...
... and immediately felt bad.
I may have been too harsh on Textbroker. I compared the freelance writing community to Elance which may have been unfair. I might have unnecessarily stomped Textbroker's good name into the mud. I may have been comparing puppies to luck dragons.
If you came to me and said you really wanted to get a puppy, my review of Textbroker would be like this response:
"Why would you want a puppy? They can't fly around and carry you around on their backs! You should really get a luck dragon, not a puppy. Falcor is the only pet worth getting."
Well, ok, yes. A luck dragon would be nice. But what if you really wanted a puppy? What if you wanted something simple and easy to understand. Something that required less maintenance. A puppy would be great. Textbroker isn't a luck dragon, but it isn't completely worthless either.
If you want a simple way to make extra money each month, Textbroker is fantastic. If you don't want to go through the hassle of bidding on projects, creating a profile, advertising your services, keeping up with complicated client deadlines, and taking self-examinations, Textbroker is the perfect choice. Textbroker has a huge collection of available articles that you can write immediately. They pay their writers regularly. They are usually fair with their ratings. The only reason Textbroker didn't work for ME is because I was looking for a way to grow my freelance writing career. I needed to be recognized so that I could gain loyal clients. I needed expansion.
I needed a luck dragon.