Ever try posting something on Allnurses’s forum and see that your post got rejected because you tried to add a link? And I don’t mean a spammy link or anything. You could have posted this amazing article and simply linked back to your blog where it was originally posted, and the content police will shut it down. Why? They’re greedy!
Allnurses does not want competition. Period!
They want all content to remain on their website, and theirs alone. They want to run ads on your post contributions and reap 100% of the rewards.
I understand that they don’t want to see their user base flee for the competition… but… you also don’t want to create a space so toxic that nobody wants to ever touch it.
It’s a balance. You want to allow people to have some liberty with self-promotion as long as they’re willing to give something back to your community as well. It’s a symbiotic relationship that everyone should be after, but clearly, not everyone agrees.
I for one will never be posting to Allnurses again!