Times are tough for all of us, and by all of us - I mean bloggers. Sure people are losing their jobs, their homes, their expense accounts. Doom and gloom abound. Why shouldn't we webloggers be affected as well?
Well, fear not bloggers - there's a bailout plan for you, too! Okay, it's not 700 billion. And it's not even as good as what the Big 3 Automakers might take off with. And it's not offered by the government. It's actually coming from Six Apart - the company that owns Livejournal (pause for tear-filled memory montage of my old home).
I have to admit. At first I laughed about this. Blogger bailout? How bad can it be for us? I mean, I do this for free. I do not compensate my Justin Plus One co-bloggers.
But then I think: I DO have friends who make their living in the Blogosphere, ripping down celebrities and commenting on the size of Harry Potter's wizarding stick.
As a side note: bloggers got bonuses based on their PAGE VIEWS? That's pretty sweet. Well. It WAS pretty sweet. Now it is sadly, no more.
Well, let me throw my hat in here. HEY OUT OF WORK BLOGGERS! Looking for a place to write? Stop by Justin Plus One for a week. Well, get a job first - my editorial calendar is filled until Mid-January. But after that, you're welcome to join me here. I can't pay you, but I can guarantee you a good time. And there are no guidelines for your posts, either. You can blog about anything!
And in the end, the small Six Apart bailout will give you about 150 bucks a year. If that's what you were living on, you can live just fine on $150 less.