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Anal rape.

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 7, 2008 9:38 AM

Yeah, you're a regular Willy Loman, bro.

Posted by Ziggity | April 7, 2008 9:38 AM

Wait... other people are getting PAID to blog?

Posted by Katelyn | April 7, 2008 9:47 AM

I see the money they pay me to comment on the Slog as nothing more than a gratuity. Pin money. But I can imagine it wouldn't be healthy if I tried to make a living this way.

Posted by elenchos | April 7, 2008 9:53 AM

As noted in the article, perhaps "sweat shops" would be the more appropriate term.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | April 7, 2008 9:58 AM

I'm with you Elenchos. Bit at least they're paying us SOMETHING. I couldn't imagine writing Slog comments all day for FREE. ~shudder~

Posted by Gurldoggie | April 7, 2008 10:02 AM

I'm with you Elenchos. But at least they're paying us SOMETHING. I couldn't imagine writing Slog comments all day for FREE. ~shudder~

Posted by Gurldoggie | April 7, 2008 10:03 AM

All I know is, if I had kids, they'd be in private school, and it's Slog commenting that makes that possible.

Posted by Fnarf | April 7, 2008 10:05 AM

Clearly you've never sold shoes -- it can be VERY good living.

Posted by tedley2 | April 7, 2008 10:27 AM

Shhh, getting paid to post on Slog is supposed to be a secret...

Posted by PopTart | April 7, 2008 10:32 AM

Hey look, my "word of the day" is totally about bloggers:

an impractical contemplative person having no definite business or income

Posted by PopTart | April 7, 2008 10:37 AM

@7 - Nice try, Gurldoggie. That only counts as one post.

Posted by Mahtli69 | April 7, 2008 10:55 AM

I thought they got paid per comment and that's why annie started with the Obama stuff since the movie and art pots weren't getting any hits.

Posted by McG | April 7, 2008 11:00 AM

@13 - sorry, I was busy - now you see why I try to post in the movie and arts posts, because once somebody posts, other people get interested.

And you thought I (a) got paid and (b) loved to fp ... nah, I do it because it's an interesting topic ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 7, 2008 11:35 AM

....but mainly because everyone's entitled to your Penelope opinion....

Posted by Lacking the Will to live | April 7, 2008 12:15 PM

Being a blogger is probably more like MAKING shoes. But shoes that only get sold in a store filled with other shoes that people made themselves, at home late at night, or in coffee shops.

I believe a shoe salesman at Nordstrom was actually the highest paid retail employee in Washington at one time. Not at all like being at the end of a long tail.

Posted by Dougsf | April 7, 2008 1:30 PM

Dude what you do is a mild form of plagiarism. You rearrange the words so you aren't REALLY copying. Or add a sentence before a gigantic block quote. ETC.

get over yourself

Posted by Non | April 7, 2008 5:07 PM

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