About Writing, Writing

Too much Exposure work not enough pay


They said I'd get exposure

They said I was a great writer. They said they loved my writing. They loved my blog. They would love for me to come write for them monthly.

For how much?

For exposure.

Damned exposure. So far I cannot eat exposure.

Nothing against exposure. Gets my name out there. Gets people coming back to my main site. Sometimes I enjoy writing for that site so I feel fine doing so.

But it is disrespectful. Do they think there is no effort and time involved? No work at all? And the fact is, they have the money. They just do not want to pay if they don’t have to. And they don’t have to because if I refuse someone else will be right there to step in.

All writers, freelance writers, bloggers and guest bloggers should refuse to write for free from now on. If everyone refuses then everyone will get something. Minimal to decent.

No more fucking free!

It is something I decided as a writing New Years resolution actually. I have found paid gigs since then as well. Canceled the gigs I was doing that paid me nothing. I will spend time and effort only on those where I get paid for my services. As we all should do. Mass strike.

Personally I am sick of it. That is why I’m simply not going to do it. It is an insult to me and my work.



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