Monday, April 10, 2006

Is There Money "For the Rest of Us"?

Blogburst has burst on to the scene! Or so they say. Will it mean money for "The Rest of Us?" Well probably not. It might give a few a chance to get hooked into other media, but that kind of misses the point doesn't it? Blogging, if it thrives, will thrive at the expense of traditional print media not because of it. It is just possible, I suppose, that 'print blogs' might become an important niche print form. However; if print media needs bloggers, it isn't because they need to pay more money for content, but rather that they need more content for less money.

This is not to say that I wouldn't take half of what a major syndicated columnist probably gets for a weekly column and like it. However I sincerely doubt that I or anyone else will ever make anything like that much from print syndication of a blog.

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