Sunday, September 09, 2007
Would you consider this selling out?
Pearl at Interesting Observations has a post up about Pay Per Post and I did sign up for it. But fear not, my ranking is not high enough to have the "opportunity" to write posts that I would be paid for. However, when I read a few of the blogs that do have Pay per post, it left me with the question of what do they have that I don't? Can't figure that one out. In my typical fashion though, I looked up the negative information about something after I signed up. For example, this Business week article from July 2006 wasn't exactly complimentary to the concept.
I know that in the past I wrote about blogging being a creative outlet for me and a chance to make connections with people around the world. But the lure of making a couple of extra dollars a month is appealing. What are your thoughts about Pay Per Posts? Are they turn offs for a blog? I am just looking for a few extra bucks, for those Starbucks coffee and designer sneakers. Seriously, we have had some serious talks about money in our household and it's not there like it used to be. What's different? Yes, we have a son in college, but he is paying the majority of his tuition. The differences in money going out revolves around health insurance premium increases along with paying for our healthcare until we reach a maximum, utility bills have almost doubled in 3 years, our property taxes have doubled in 10 years, gas prices have increased and home heating prices have increased. When the question is asked, is your life better than 4 or 8 years ago, our answer would be no here.
What are your thoughts about Pay Per Posts? Are they turn offs for a blog?