Tell Me Something Tuesday: Getting Paid to Blog?

Posted March 15, 2022 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 15 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About  and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.

I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…

Would you like to be paid to blog/write reviews?

I wouldn’t want to get paid to write reviews. That would introduce way too much pressure. I don’t write professional reviews and I don’t want to have to care. And I very rarely write reviews on any kind of set schedule. I read a book and hopefully relatively shortly thereafter I publish the review.

I think getting paid to blog would likely introduce the same problems for me. I want to be on my schedule with no pressure. But if was something where I got paid if and when I did blog, sure I’d take some extra cash. And of course, I’d have to be completely in control of my content still.

So yeah, not likely to ever happen lol!

What about you?

Next week’s topic: How do you choose what to read next?

It's #TMST & Berls wants to know: would you want to be paid to blog? write reviews? Share on X

About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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15 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: Getting Paid to Blog?

    • I feel like I would somehow obligated, even if the pay was supposedly for an “honest” review. I prefer to keep it just as I am! Like you said, it’s my choice to agonize (or not lol).

  1. I would kind of like to get paid haha but I’d have to be a lot more responsible and organized, so that’s probably not happening! 🙂 Also, what you said- ” I don’t write professional reviews and I don’t want to have to care. ” I kind of feel like that too…

  2. Jen

    I agree, Berls. It would add so much stress into the equation. What to say, when to say it, how to say it. Can I take a break? Can I be snarky? Can I rate lower than glowing? Even if it was fine at first, it would inevitably change me and my blog. I enjoy blogging for myself.