Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pay a Blogger Day

So I've been wondering a lot about this myself lately...
Of course I blog as a hobby and because it's something that I enjoy, but I spend such a huge amount of time and effort and work so hard on it that I sometimes wish I got something back for it... I think that's kinda natural, right?

Enter Pay a Blogger Day, and here's what they have to say about it:
"Bloggers are seldom after just fame and fortune. But they do give up an awful lot of their spare time to make their readers smarter, happier or simply more efficient in killing time. Many fans are very good at reciprocating by spreading the word, commenting, buying bloggers’ wares or even making donations. But it’s a tiny drop in the ocean compared to what we spend on ad-filled magazines or tips to waiters that are unfriendly if not rude. So what if ALL of us gave something back to bloggers, even for just one day. Buy their T-shirt, the book with affiliate links or make a donation. They’ve sure deserved it."

Some bits that really resonated with me in the Mashable article about this:
“This month … I’ve made $0.03, but it was the best $0.03 I ever made.”
“If you’re an amateur blogger and get one beer from your readers it could be the best beer you ever had.” 

It's not so much about the money, the payment doesn't even have to be in money. Maybe just an email, a comment or a cup of coffee. For me it's just being acknowledged, or as they put it "the necessary pat on the back to encourage them to keep contributing their craft to the Internet."

Anyway, my point is I think it's a great idea :)
Which is definitely not to imply that I won't like anyone who doesn't want to pay me or anything, hah! 
Watch the little video below and check out the site here, and let me know what your opinion is :)