So long, Sulia: lessons from an experiment in compressed journalism

Rob Pegoraro:

My time contributing short updates to the microblogging site Sulia wrapped up unceremoniously Monday morning when an e-mail – ”ending our paid arrangement” – landed in my inbox. The site’s pivoting in another direction that doesn’t involve paying for my input.

Rob’s article does a great job of explaining why he and I and others posted on Sulia. TL;DR? They paid us to.

But where he says, “The departure of any one freelance client isn’t that big of a deal”, for me, it’s a HUGE deal. The Sulia honorarium was the difference between me making rent and not. Right now – I’m not.

So, with the help and advice of friends, I’m going to be experimenting with other ways of making money. Poverty has a way of focusing your actions.

Please keep an eye on this site (subscribe to it if you’d like) and watch as I try to make a living on the internet.

More to come.

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5 thoughts on “So long, Sulia: lessons from an experiment in compressed journalism

  1. “So, with the help and advice of friends, I’m going to be experimenting with other ways of making money. Poverty has a way of focusing your actions.” ~ As a fellow Sulia contributor who just received the email today, I couldn’t agree more.

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