Post # 31
I think there’s a consensus here that there is nothing wrong with you writing the article if your husband’s only objection is that he doesn’t want to put in the time to help. However, I agree that it’s generally not a good idea to give away free labor, even if it will help other readers of the site.
Could you ask the site what they would be willing to pay for your article? If privacy, etc. is not a concern, your husband may also be more enthusiastic about helping if there’s an incentive.
Post # 32
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I think if he wants your home to be private and not posted on the internet you should respect that!
Post # 33
I’m imagining something like Apartment Therapy’s house calls or home tours — do people really expect payment for those kinds of pieces? I mean, I wouldn’t even call those articles. And it’s more about showing off your place than anything else. I don’t understand the outrage at this being unpaid.
OP, it sounds to me like his objection is about the time he would have to take to do it. Can you do this without his help? Would he be fine with it if it’s something you just do on your own?
Post # 34
If he isn’t wanting pictures of his house on the internet, then I think you should respect that.
If he isn’t wanting to do the article himself, then you kinda have to respect that because you can’t make him do it. And he probably has better things to do.
If he doesn’t want you to write the article sans privacy concerns, then I say you get to choose your own hobbies. Unless you are getting paid or trying to build a brand then this kinda sounds like a waste of time to me. Telling people what to do vaguely is much less time consuming than going through receipts trying to figure out what you spend on what.
Post # 35
Roughly how long will it take you to compile this article? And what will you gain from it? If your only gains are personal enjoyment etc that’s fine, but it just needs to be weighed up against how long this project will take. Maybe I’m being overly practical and boring but I just like to be clear about the value of something in my life before I do it, like what value will this article add? Or will it just be unnecessary stress? xo
Post # 36
Yeah lol at the outrage that this should be paid. That’s not really how it works these days. See award winning journalists out of work because digital pays scraps. (Talking legit publishers not content mills)
OP I wouldn’t do this with photos if his issue is privacy but if that’s not his issue, you should follow your heart and enjoy writing about something you are good at. He will hopefully support that!
Post # 37
meliamartinez31 : what are they offering you in return for writing an article and providing pictures? If nothing then don’t because you will be being used
Post # 38
@balletparker I totally agree with you. If OP wants to do this and will enjoy it then she should do it regardless of the pay situation (which sadly seems about par for the course on a lot of places these days). Perhaps seeing her byline on a website she likes is reward enough.