Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pay the Writer

Harlan Ellison is tapping into my own view about writing. It's hard work that should be paid for.

Plus it's a great rant.

I'm still of the view that the only benefit to writing for free is for the practice.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The value of blogging

Two minds about blogging

I realized that one reason I haven't made many posts to this blog is that I object to writing "for free." 
I'm accustomed to be paying paid to write, so what's the value in working for free?
One aspect I hadn't considered is that blogging can be a way to improve my writing. The posts can remain short, but it is an easy way to practice. Writing begets better writing.
So with that in mind I've started looking at blogging more seriously.

I'm evaluating a multi-media course on blogging from the folks at Simpleology. For a while, they're letting you snag it for free if you post about it on your blog.

It covers:

  • The best blogging techniques.
  • How to get traffic to your blog.
  • How to turn your blog into money.

I'll let you know what I think once I've had a chance to check it out. Meanwhile, go grab yours while it's still free.