Do you ever need a vacation from yourself? I’m good for about five straight hours then the dialogue in my book all starts to sound the same. At least to me. And to tell the story properly I had to move back in time to Seventh Grade. Not my finest hour.
I wish that I were the kind of blogger who could share my daily joys and miseries. But….
Duh, this article states that most bloggers are unpaid. The IRS would consider it a hobby, or nothing really. Social Security would laugh at it. Don’t people frigging think?
How do you judge if an unpaid blogger is worthy or not of this union? Would the unpaid blogger be paid? I could go on but you get the point.
Simplistic thinking is a true hatred of mine. Thinking outside the box, that’s different. But you have to think within the confines of the real world.
Madrak hopes that regardless the form, the labor movement ultimately will help bloggers pay for medical bills. It’s important, she said, because some bloggers can spend hours a day tethered to computers as they update their Web sites.
“Blogging is very intense â€” physically, mentally,” she said. “You’re constantly scanning for news. You’re constantly trying to come up with information that you think will mobilize your readers. In the meantime, you’re sitting at a computer and your ass is getting wider and your arm and neck and shoulder are wearing out because you’re constantly using a mouse.”
I have all these problems. I have never viewed personal blogging as a way to make money, but as a way to practice writing, get exposure, and make some friends.
I purposely don’t do updates on my book because that’s not what this blog is about. Not that I’m sure what it is about.
I’m really trying to tame the wayward blogging monster in me because I have other priorities. About sixteen to eighteen months ago very coincidentally, two different people asked to “sponsor” me. One wanted all political and the other wanted mostly “Zachary” type posts.
I don’t ever want to be told what type of content I should write so I said no.
That might have been a mistake as I could use the Social Security credits.
I know that I’m as serious about blogging as the people who will benefit from a labor union for bloggers. I know as many or more people read my blog and feel passionately about it. That was a great feeling for awhile. I still love the people who read my blog.
People have been suggesting that I try to get a paid column on blogging, in a blog or MSM, as I know as much or more about it than people who blog about blogging continually. It’s a thought worth considering.
Now back to my book perch. The Wombat is relentless.