When I wrote that the magazine was dying last week, I said all of the stuff available in magazines is available on the web. What I didn’t say, is that much of it is made available for free from websites who don’t pay their contributors. In other words, we writers have a lot more competition than we used to. Competition that is willing to write for literally nothing. And I’m not talking just blogs.
Some people have always written for free. They’d volunteer to do the workplace blog or the church newsletter. Many people love writing but don’t see a way to get paid for it. Now it seems, that’s even harder.
But I’m not quitting yet.