We are slaves of the internet, aren't we?


People who would consider it a bizarre breach of conduct to expect anyone to give them a haircut or a can of soda at no cost will ask you, with a straight face and a clear conscience, whether you wouldn’t be willing to write an essay or draw an illustration for them for nothing. 

When I started writing web content back in 1999, I got paid an amount that I thought was extremely fair for a new writer.  I could not believe my luck.  But now with more than 10 years experience in my back pocket, I feel guilty asking for that very same price per word count.  But what other industry in the world pays you less over time? 

Writers are so abused!  Artists are abused even more.  And I am 50% of one and half of the other.  Go figure.  

Anyway, enjoy this excellent article for which I doubt the writer was properly compensated. 






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Recent Articles

After a bit of a vacation from content writing (during my last year of homeschooling my daughter) I revisited my web content career.  Here are some recent articles I have written.

Examiner.com:

No child left behind reform is fuzzy
Should the Jackson family reconsider homeschooling after Paris' suicide attempt
Mixed messages at Chime for Change concert to promote education
Is time spent in class more important than how much is learned?
WSBTV news reporter vilifies alternative education program
No more attendance forms for Georgia homeschoolers

Yahoo Voices

Incorporating Wall Clings into Your Room Design
Wall clings have replaced the mural, but they can be boring if they aren't used creatively

Tips for Costuming an Amateur Play
Whether you find yourself in charge of costuming a show for a children's theatre or community theatre, you will find these tips helpful.


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