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)
Aaron Roselo says
haha, panalo yung ‘just google me’. I do that when people ask me what I do.
reading this made me realize what i’ve been missing out as a blogger who happens to be (like you) a reporter too. where are the perks? (why do i have to call up ajay for directions to the krispy kreme store?) !!!! i want to be like ajay!!! hehehe (btw, i saw you sa rcbc, but you were too busy, di na tayo nakapag hi and hello!)MORE POWER!
Yeah Aaron..we can easily relate to that:)
Thanks Jove. Sorry I missed you at the Bloggies…too many online personas I had to say HI! to that day..my range of vision must have been limited. Don’t worry, I’ll try to give your name to the KK publicist, haha
“Blogger: Six-figure monthly salary, if youâ€™re an A-lister, no age required.”
There is no easy money… to be honest I am not a believer!
yeah 😀 the google me part 😀
and how about those krispy kremes? i haven’t got any of those lolz
madalas pa naman kami sa krispy kremes because my nephews love them.. kahit yung glazed donuts lang 😀
BatJay, Ang Dating Hippopotamus says
bakit ako, walang six figure blogging salary. i must be doing something wrong.
Journalists don’t use smiley faces…unless it’s on their blog. 😉
Bloggers are friendlier and don’t look down on journalists. Journalists look down on bloggers and call them geeks. 😀
Six-figure blogger? Pesos ba yan? hehe. Either way, those bloggers making six figures are rare.
Yes Sidney, blogging is no easy work. This is just to note that the six-figure bloggers do it full-time..
Karla, KK should have a merienda session with the rest of the bloggers if only to spread the joy, di bala?!
Batjay, surely I don’t know how the six-figure bloggers do it either but they do keep a number of blogs and earn money from all of them. Besides, as I told Sidney, they do it full-time.
Hi Wil. In my line of work, I don’t think the journalists look down on the bloggers at all (because they’re turning into bloggers too). That’s a misconception:)
hang galing.. maybe i should take blogging seriously?.. 🙂
Why not Ezra? You’ll make it if you’ll find the magic formula and ehrmmm, the right niche.
yay about krispy kreme! hehe 😛
about the six figure salary… I must be doing something wrong as well haha
I’m wondering when when I’ll also have that 6-figure thing.
For now, I’ll be contented with the KK bloggers merienda session. =)