Monday, May 28, 2007

Congratulations, Fuse!

And this fine Monday morning I discover that Fuse posts on holidays.

And then I read the best news ever and I'm sitting here cheering for her.

A Fuse #8 Production is moving to School Library Journal and Fuse will be paid for blogging.

I think this is great news and a big congrats to Fuse.

Am I a wee bit jealous? Yes. I mean, getting paid to do what I love? That's good.

And it's the healthy kind of jealousy -- because it makes me all the happier that someone is able to achieve it (and Fuse deserves it -- she doesn't let things like Weeks From Hell (see last week) stop her from posting and she stays on topic (kids books) while I wonder into zombie land now and again.)

Fuse anticipates many of the arguments against getting paid in her announcement. All I can say, is if non-blog reporters, journalists, editors write for money, why not a blogger? Why assume a change in what will or won't be written about? And this is Fuse we're talking about. We've seen her integrity in posting again and again.

And to tell the truth, as I've seen print papers & magazines attempt to set up blogs to get online readers, I've wondered, why don't they just hire an established blogger? It makes more sense than starting from scratch. And just as a paper would hire an experienced reporter, why not hire an experienced blogger?


CONGRATULATIONS. And let us know what the new RSS feed will be!


fusenumber8 said...

Will do! Thanks for the good word too.

christine M said...

Congrats to Fuse! - and by the way, I've tagged you.

Saints and Spinners said...

This is great news, and a big "mudpie in yer face" to the naysayers of book-review blogging.

Michele said...

You've been tagged Liz !