You know, there has been a lot of this news about a blogger union floating about recently. I might be a tad bit late joining the party but I would like to be able to give you my two cents as it is blogging related and it does mean a lot to me.
First, I do not think that bloggers need a union because blogging should be at most a obsessive hobby. Sure, there are bloggers like Michael Arrington, and others who are making millions blogging but they are a dime a dozen. They are also able to afford what a union would give to them. Blogging should not be a job for anyone, I mean it is a nice income but you need to think outside the box for blogging and you shouldn’t be pressured into it.
Second, why don’t you have a real job? We as bloggers are among the most creative and unique people alive. We send out through the internet our lives, our words as a collective we can transform more than just our lives or those of our readers but those of the entire world! In case you didn’t notice, the AP wrote an article about this and it was pretty damn bad. They didn’t capture the true meaning of blogging, to express yourself. Why should we need an union that wouldn’t recognize that fact within us anyways? The answer! We do not need a union!
Bloggers, I truly encourage you to keep doing what you love. Keep up the great work!