I got a call about getting paid to blog. How it works is I would get a topic that I would have to write a couple paragraphs on. I wouldn’t be able to pick and choose. I’d get my assignment and blog about it. Sounded simple enough. I could do that. Then I realized the topics are actually businesses (duh, I should’ve known) like diet pill companies. There’s a lot I would do to pay off my student loans, but I wouldn’t promote hokey businesses.
I took diet pills back in business school, back when I worked out as if I was trying to qualify for the Olympics, weighed myself twenty times a day, and had an eating disorder. Hydroxycut diet pills that jolted me awake and kept me up, vacuuming until the wee hours of the morning. Neighbors would call down to the front desk. The front desk would call me. “Are you vacuuming? It’s 4am in the morning. Lady, you’re disturbing the building.”
“Omigod, I’m so sorry. I had no idea!!!”
I don’t write or blog for financial gain. I do it because I love it. Speaking of financial gain, there’s upheaval brewing at Burning Man. Ownership. Trademarks. Arbitration. Lookout, here come the lawsuits.