Fast Food Content Writing - Who is to blame?

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It may sound delicious at the first glance but rest assured that the taste of fast food content writing is quite a bitter one. When I say fast food content writing I'm obviously not referring to the content created for the purpose of the fast food industry and clients. This is an obvious reference to the low-quality content with the sole purpose to fill in the empty cyber space. If there is a junk food, then there has to be a junk content, as well. Right? We all know the answer to that question because it is all around us. This parallel is fully justified. Fast food content is cheap, easy to process, and it comes in the unlimited quantities. So, who is to blame? Let's check out the list of the most usual suspects.

Suspect #1 - Content writers

Forget about pointing fingers at me. I follow my client's instructions. What do you expect me to do? To start a revolution? I can only imagine a scenario where I explain the concept of junk content to a client who just wants to get some words to fill in the empty website pages. As far as they are concerned Lorem Ipsum could stay on their website until the end of the Internet days. I need to find a client who's going to appreciate the quality content. OK, I will. Approximately, one in ten clients will at least think for a moment about this problem. Yet, there are no guarantees that these thoughtful clients won't eventually try to catch a shortcut with the fast food content.

Suspect #2 - Google

Sometimes, I have this impression that Google is some kind of an entity that lives in its own space and time completely isolated from the real life and the virtual networks. Google just couldn't care less, could it? This money making machine simply doesn't have time to pause for a second and examine the current situation. Why should it in the first place? The business is just doing fine as usual, as always. Why should you change the winning team? Why should you change a thing? There are some critics who worry about the content degradation. Please, Google doesn't have the time to worry about those trivialities.

Suspect #3 - Clients & Audience

Guess, they're just following the tide. Maybe, they want to change a thing or two about it, but wait, what's the purpose? Your competitors are ordering ridiculous amounts of junk content for a ridiculous price. So, why should you be a wiseguy? Ah, you are going to invest in the top quality content and you're going to prove them all wrong. There will be a handful of enthusiast to give you a medal for your efforts, but your competitors will bury you alive in a matter of seconds. You want to hit the right numbers. Well, here is a newsflash. The numbers are with the masses. You have to give them what they want. Otherwise, they will find their new source of junk content. They don't have the time to think. They just want to process quickly and proceed slowly with their lives.

No one is to blame?

There's no way I'm going to say that the fast food content was a spontaneous process. Yet, it's definitely not some kind of a conspiracy either. It just happened. At one point in cyber time, someone had tried to sell a cheap content burger and obviously succeeded. So, what do you do when your first try is a success? You repeat it at least a million times. And, you keep repeating it restlessly and shamelessly.

Organic food - Organic content

What's the best way to help obese people? I don't know but I'm quite sure it's not by telling them stories about the food itself. They are sick and tired of it but they can't do a thing about it. We have to reverse the process and try to heal people deeply poisoned with the junk content. How? Well, we have to offer an organic burger and wait. Once they try the quality content, they will keep coming back for more. Until then we have to be patient, I guess.

I told you already. I'm not a revolutionary but rather a mercenary. You hire me to write content for you with no unpleasant question. Tina Turner is a private dancer and I'm a private writer. We both dance and write for money. As simple as that. Yet, I would gladly be a part of the revolution if there's someone to lead. Even if it means for me to lose a job. Even if it means never to write again. Maybe fast food content writing has taken its toll on me and I can't go back. It's too late. I forgot or maybe I have never written a single piece of quality content. It doesn't matter. Just save the world. I will be just fine. Someone will have to clean all the mess after the fast food content is gone.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    This thread gave me salmonella.
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    • Profile picture of the author neshaword
      This is what happens when you mess with junk food, lol. Hopefully, this wasn't a piece of junk content I'm writing about. So, you're safe from harm for now, lol. Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      This thread gave me salmonella.
      It gave me diarrhea.
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      Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pigeon.
      It'll just knock over all the pieces, poop on the board, and strut about like it's won anyway.
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        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        It gave me diarrhea.

        Yep. I have got the shits of it too.
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    The more this guy/gal writes, and the more we get to see his/her writing style, the less likely I am to ever hire him/her to write anything for me.

    Waffle, waffle, waffle. Just words to fill out a word count without making any coherent points at all.
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    It'll just knock over all the pieces, poop on the board, and strut about like it's won anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      The more this guy/gal writes, and the more we get to see his/her writing style, the less likely I am to ever hire him/her to write anything for me.

      Waffle, waffle, waffle. Just words to fill out a word count without making any coherent points at all.
      The fact it was moved from the main section to the OT suggests someone at the forum agrees with that sentiment. But then, if the advertised going rate for articles was in the $5-$15 range, I'm not sure what else could be expected.
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      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      The more this guy/gal writes, and the more we get to see his/her writing style, the less likely I am to ever hire him/her to write anything for me.

      Waffle, waffle, waffle. Just words to fill out a word count without making any coherent points at all.
      You think that Claude hacked his account?
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      • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        You think that Claude hacked his account?
        I didn't say it was that incoherent.
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          "I didn't say it was that incontinent."

          Better
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    the whole industry is in trouble.

    I don't know if Freelancer hired you to post articles to the forums, the ad posted seems to indicate they hired several people, had different topics, wanted some controversy...all to "spark up" the WF. At least it appears that way.

    FL is a big company, with big numbers. And millions of people may benefit from their services, however,

    and this is only on your posts the last couple of months...

    You have claimed to be a freelancer for 5 years, and you've done 1000 jobs. You've had many squabbles with customers. You want to delete one of your accounts and start over due to negative reviews.

    Bottom line. IF FL hired you to post content here, and you were one of the better freelancers (assuming they would choose the best of the best) then the industry is in trouble.

    IF you were NOT hired by FL to post here, then your future is what is in trouble. Because you now have a lot of work represented here.
    Whatever name you go by on whatever site, and you want to show off some of your clients and projects...and your posts here show up.

    Prepare yourself for hard times ahead. Maybe it is FL buying trolls, or just trying to use their own services and hiring freelancers to "spark" some attention...whatever it is.

    Can it be good for business? Especially for a publicly traded company.

    GordonJ

    PS. I would feel cheated if I paid you ONE cent a word for any of the content articles you've posted here, and wouldn't hesitate to leave a bad review either.
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    • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
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      Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post


      I don't know if Freelancer hired you to post articles to the forums,
      They must have.
      They delete posts critising him.
      Wonder how long yours will last.
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      • Profile picture of the author PaulSch
        Originally Posted by lgibbon View Post

        They delete posts critising him.
        They certainly do. One of mine in this thread has just disappeared.

        Instead of deleting them perhaps it may be a good idea to try and understand why these critical posts are being made.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I won't do it again - but a while back I posted a screenshot of Nesha's Freelancer acct - complete with rating and comments from the "Warrior Forum Team". I don't blame Nesha - he's making a buck.

    It's what FL decided to do - and their forum. What does surprise me are the lengths FLgoes to in order to avoid having any contact with members of this forum. I don't think it's intentional but perhaps a lack of 'people skills' or simply disinterest in the members of the forum.
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      Meh - eventually they'll just be paying their article writers to talk to one another. That in and of itself would be interesting if I weren't wary about the volume of delusional newbs that will write to me asking for the moon in terms of career guidance, but turning around and insisting they know everything courtesy of articles like this.
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    Freelancer and the like?
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  • Profile picture of the author toysoldier80
    Your writing ability shows. To take such a simple concept as Fast Food and write something so elegant within an internet marketing forum is quite amazing. With that type of ability, you probably have enough money already to retire and your just helping out folks with your expert writing skills to become successful as you are.

    Wow!
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by toysoldier80 View Post


      Wow!
      Are you delusional, he cries he does not make money in other posts.If he gets some extra money he goes to the pet shop and feeds one of the stray dogs in his neighborhood. Their is nothing wrong with this but he is a struggling writer that does not write well. Aka https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...39250283,d.eWE
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    • Profile picture of the author neshaword
      Originally Posted by toysoldier80 View Post

      Your writing ability shows. To take such a simple concept as Fast Food and write something so elegant within an internet marketing forum is quite amazing. With that type of ability, you probably have enough money already to retire and your just helping out folks with your expert writing skills to become successful as you are.

      Wow!
      Thx. I really appreciate it. You actually went through all of these negative comments and wrote something positive for a change. You aren't afraid to have your own opinion. That's good for you. Regarding the success itself, I have to think about retiring with some dignity. I have no other choice than to pay some private insurance or something like that, before it's too late. Regarding my skills, I work and improve every single day. Working on my first eBook as we speak. Have nothing to hide. Will share my experiences here regardless of the outcome. Cheers! N
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

    The more this guy/gal writes, and the more we get to see his/her writing style, the less likely I am to ever hire him/her to write anything for me.

    Waffle, waffle, waffle. Just words to fill out a word count without making any coherent points at all.
    Yes, we click on a new post and find War and Peace.

    I basically skimmed and jumped this one, as l don't have the time to drag myself through this verbal tortune.

    Also seems that his supposedly last one wasn't the last. He must be cutting and pasting these things from Ezinearticles?


    Originally Posted by angiecolee View Post

    Meh - eventually they'll just be paying their article writers to talk to one another. That in and of itself would be interesting if I weren't wary about the volume of delusional newbs that will write to me asking for the moon in terms of career guidance, but turning around and insisting they know everything courtesy of articles like this.
    True, newbies with SOS, (Shiny Object Syndrome) are beyond help!

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  • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
    Grant writing is lucrative if you reside in the states. But if I remember you live in India right? If so business and technical writing is good. The best way to make a living writing is to make someone else money. If you do that, you are golden.
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    • Profile picture of the author neshaword
      Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post

      Grant writing is lucrative if you reside in the states. But if I remember you live in India right? If so business and technical writing is good. The best way to make a living writing is to make someone else money. If you do that, you are golden.
      True. In the last two sentences, I didn't quite get you, honestly. Do you mean, to find some guys working for you or? Thank you.
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      • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
        Originally Posted by neshaword View Post

        True. In the last two sentences, I didn't quite get you, honestly. Do you mean, to find some guys working for you or? Thank you.
        No, I mean writing articles to sell products.

        Copy-writing is one example of this.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Nesha, I take umbrage at the comparison with Tina Turner: her dancing is far superior to your writing.

    PS Why do you value your time so little?
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