Well, thank God for THAT. :)

I have dabbled in the world of telecommuting content mills, earning a penny a word to write tedious, monotonous dreck for companies content with inundating the world with more tedious, monotonous dreck but too lazy to think it up themselves, mostly to supplement the income from my regular 9–5 gig so I can afford to more than just feed and house my kids, and I did not have the fortitude for the shameless way they robbed me blind, even for a few extra bucks. I felt guilty for that; after all, it’s just mindless hours of writing mindless shit…except, I realized, it’s NOT. Not if I was going to sleep at night. Not if I was going to hold on to an ounce of self-respect. I saw what other writers were submitting, making the same amount (or more) than I was; it was truly bad writing: bad grammar, syntax, bad content…and I could have done way less than I was doing for the same payout but doing it well was important to ME.

I don’t think you’re talking about that type of work, exactly, but I know you feel responsible for what you put out there and I know while it might take someone less invested a lot less time and effort than it takes you, I imagine that after all is said and done, the extra effort you’re putting in reduces your hourly wage by half.

Sometimes, having a commitment to quality seems like a curse.

I wish we could bankroll all your needs right here. Maybe one day. xoxo

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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