Goodbye Yahoo! Contributor Network

Yahoo! Contributor Network (any copyright/trademark remains with Yahoo!)

I have published several articles through the Yahoo! Contributor Network including Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Voices, and Yahoo! Sports.  I just had one published a few days ago, and was working on another. That’s over.  They aren’t taking any more submissions, and within about a month, those articles I did have published will be gone. I and others received the following notice:

Dear Contributors, You made the past nine years incredible. At Yahoo, we’re focused on making daily habits more inspiring and entertaining. That means we’re constantly reviewing our products and experiences and, in some cases, we have to make tough decisions to no longer support a product. As part of our ongoing effort to sharpen our focus, on July 31, 2014, will be shut down; on August 15, we will make the final Performance Payment before closes. With the exception of content you provided to Yahoo under a work for hire license, or unless Yahoo arranges differently with you, we will remove from Yahoo all content published through Yahoo Contributor Network and rights for all of your Yahoo Contributor Network content will revert to you. We know you have a lot of questions. Please refer to this FAQ ( for details. It has been such an incredible privilege to share your talents with the world over these past nine years. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. -The Yahoo Contributor Network Team

I never made much money through it, but I did receive a small payment periodically which will now end.  And it was nice being able to say I was writing for Yahoo!.

An opinion of an individual member of The Loveshade Family does not necessarily express the views of the entire family.

About Alden Loveshade

Alden is a philosopher, personist, writer, playwright, screenwriter, director, actor, poet, photographer, dumbek drummer, roleplayer, and educator. Worked for others and freelance as a journalist, investigator, columnist, reviewer, teacher, animal caregiver, photographer, and dishwasher. Claims e doesn’t care about money, but always needs more. Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa, Golden Key International Honor Society, the U. S. Jaycees, and groups of like ilk. They don’t necessarily like em, but they recognize em. Graduated summa cum laude from some university that apparently figured the best way to get rid of em was to graduate em. Alden has worked with Emmy, Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize Nominees and Winners but they never shared their awards! Alden has dual citizenship in the Principality of Sealand and the United States of America. His official title for Sealand is Lord Alden Loveshade. E thinks that makes em sound impressive.
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11 Responses to Goodbye Yahoo! Contributor Network

  1. TawTew the Naturally Perfumed says:

    That is so sad. So many wonderful articles will be gone. And I’m sure you could have used the money.

  2. TawTew the Naturally Perfumed says:

    Can we save your articles? I would so like to keep them.

    • Thanks for asking. I plan to put them up on another site, probably my own. If you, TawTew, want to save them for personal use, you have my blessing.

  3. Christian Andy says:

    I am sorry about your loss of income. This is a tough economy right now.

  4. Tom T. Trucker says:

    A lot of Yahoo is crap. Let it go far far away. Keep on Truckin!

  5. Vernon K Avaritt III says:

    This is a bummer. I wish you luck.

  6. Pet Girl says:

    There were so many articles there including yours. I can’t believe they’re taking them all down! So sad.

  7. Lady Nigel B says:

    Yahoo Voices silenced. What an era it was!

  8. Pt Charles says:

    Wow you’re one of my fave authors. Can’t believe it’s gone. Let us know where you’re publishing now. all best for you

  9. Aheusier Bushed says:

    Went to learn from you and you’re not there. Bad deal. Write more here.

  10. Vatican Wrag says:

    The Internet puts me to sleep. Need your stuff to keep me awake. WRITE WRITE WrITE!

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