...the featured writers part :)
Newsvine always made me feel special when they displayed my articles on the front page. I loved to see my articles on the front page and my polls and picture. I loved how people would get into discussions and answer polls about these subjects I wrote about because they saw them and had easy access to them.
I have been writing articles on Newsvine since 2008, about topics I wanted to discuss and wanted other people's honest opinion about. It's been really great, resourceful and educational for me. I don't know about many other websites like Newsvine and I didn't search as I am satisfied and got what I wanted from the articles I wrote with my questions and opinion.
I've made friends on here and I will still write whenever there is a topic I want to discuss with the world. The new format looks fancier and the options to write and seed links are the same. But today is my first day seeing it. I'm sure I will get used to it just like I did when I first started as a member.
I love how my articles are saved here forever and how they are also available on all search engines and I am thankful for that because most of the time, I write about controversial topics. And because of that exposure, they have been shared on websites worldwide.
Basically, I am overall very satisfied with Newsvine even with the changes. Thank you, Newsvine :)
But all I really want the most is to keep seeing my name and picture featured on the front page every time I write an article that has gotten the public's attention :P
Please don't take that away from me. It's my 15 minutes of fame ;)