Opinions often change as circumstances do. Just when I was beginning to believe that Helium had cleaned up its act, they let me down.
I’ve been writing and posting a lot of articles there lately, and the monthly payments were rolling in on a regular basis. Perhaps I was making too much money (about $100 over the year since I’ve been a member).
At any rate, I was accused of plagiarism on two recent articles and of course I challenged them on their accusations. I asked them to show me where the allegations came from. Not only did they not respond, but they’ve now shut down my access to their data base and refuse to respond to my e-mails.
This makes me really mad because I was due for another $25 payment for the month. Not only will I not be paid for my new articles, but won’t receive residual payments on the 119 articles currently under their copyright.
I won’t go so far as to say Helium is a scam, but they are operating under extremely unethical business practices. I am deleting all links to articles they will be paid for and now have to start all over again.
Don’t get involved with Helium!
- The Bread and Pastry Blog
- Bread and pastry baking is an art which requires the freshest ingredients, exact proportions, proper techniques and strict attention to the rules of food chemistry. For example, using pastry flour (low in gluton) to bake bread (which requires high gluton to rise) will result in failure. Dry ingredients should always be weighed, so you'll have to invest in a small (4 lb/1814.4 gram) kitchen scale.