Close to three years of being a blogger and more than two years of covering the blog beat has led me to observe the emergence of a “blogging culture” and how, little by little, these bloggers – the so-called new kids on the block – are running over the mainstream. A few examples:
Blogger: Six-figure monthly salary, if you’re an A-lister, no age required
Journalist: Six-figure monthly salary, if you’re a seasoned editor-in-chief, pushing 40 to 50
Blogger: Work from home
Journalist: Surely you can bring work. At home.
Blogger: Flexible hours.
Journalist: Flexible hours. For as long as it’s eight hours.
Blogger : Pajamas
undies and boxer shorts as working attire.
Journalist: Jeans and shirt as working attire.
Blogger: The laptop, car and Canon Digital SLR that blogging bought.
Journalist: The laptop that the media company loaned
Journalist: Byline in the newspaper
Blogger: “Go ahead, Google me!”
Journalist: Invitation to press conferences
Blogger: Invitation to geeky blog meet-ups
Journalist: Swag bags and all-expense paid media junkets as perks
Blogger: Free Krispy Kremes from Press Inc. as perks, with possibly more freebies from Amor Maclang
(Disclaimer to the BIR: Am no six-figure blogger.
I only have a figure
… atsaka journalist pa rin ako! :P)