September 5, 2010

Slapdash Topic: $ Fee For Blogs (1 of 2)




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Slapdash Sunday is a day for your proverbial week 'leftovers.' Is there something you wanted to say, but just forgot? Is there something you want to write about, but isn't worth a whole page? Do you have a random thought, funny or otherwise that needs to be written down?
That is what Slapdash Sunday is for!

Did you hear about this? Was in the news a couple of weeks ago.  PA wants to charge fees for those residents that have a blog!!!

   The city of Philadelphia wants bloggers to pay $300 for a business license, even if they haven't made any money from their work. To put it mildly, this is probably not the best way to attract members of the creative class. It also seems like a good example of what happens when you take laws that were meant to apply to street peddlers and apply them to people who "work in" Philadelphia in only the least important sense of the phrase. Philly's excellent City Paper reports: See complete article here.

I believe the majority of the book blogging community make $0.00 from their blogs. It is done mainly as a hobby and to connect with others that love to read. Personally, I would be torn. Would you continue blogging if a fee were to become mandatory? Would you be willing to pay? If so, how much?

Would love to hear your thoughts on this subject!!! Let's have a Slapdash Discussion


bermudaonion said...

My blog probably costs me money! I'm hooked, so at this point, I would probably pay a fee if it wasn't too steep, which $300 is in my opinion!

MANDY said...

Are you kidding me? I write on my blog for the love of it. I live in Canada and thankfully, I haven't heard of any fees here...yet! I wouldn't pay a fee. By the way, thanks for stopping by my blog...very coincidental, I was just grabbing your button to put on my blog. I am already a follower of yours.

Aisle B said...

They want top charge BLOGGERS???!!! that's INSANE!
What will the city think of next to get money for their banks.... Seriously I understand paying taxes for schools, streets, cleanup, maintenance of centers.. but BLOGS???