Writing like I’ve never written before!
Today I have to write my arse off. Not just today, but everyday. Not tomorrow though, I’m going away. Or Sunday. But today, and then Monday again, and then every day after that! At the moment on Suite 101 I have written 6 excellent articles, some intellectual, some more trivial, but all good. Those 6 have given me a total of 7 US cents. Now, yes I know that sounds pathetic but it builds. The article I only finished at what, ooh, 9 pm last night recieved 25 hits in just 3 hours, which is more than most of the other articles have achieved in a week. That’s because everyone’s mad for Doctor Who spoilers I suppose! And if I can post 50 articles then I get a 10% increase in my revenue share, so that’s an incentive.
The thing is even now I’m conflicted. I’m writing for money, but I also hate the thought of being a sell out and just writing about what I think people will want to read just to get the money. I want to write about what I’d want to read, so that’s why you’ll find articles on Black Annis, where we get “every jot and tittle,” from and stories of the Devil in England. But the issue is that not many people want to read about that. But I’m sure some would, and that’s important. I should do a mix of both I guess. Some crowd pleasing, some academic pleasing.
I need this money. I’m clutching at straws as it is, but this is probably one of the strongest straws I’ve got at the moment. If nobody out there is willing to employ me, then I’ll just have to sort something out myself, and this is my best option. And it gets me semi famous – if you type in “what does every jot and tittle mean” into google, then my very own article is the second result! I’m on google!