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Shame on You AOL/Huffington! NO More Literary Booty Calls

Should writers get paid for their content on Huffington Post? Kristen Lamb lays it on the line. After HuffPo got on their feet by promoting unpaid articles and is now raking in the moolah with advertisements, I should think so, and so does Kristen! ~Elle

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Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 6.39.59 PM Kristen goes FULL VIKING.

Okay, so I just about calm down then see something that fires me up. So yes folks, I put on my war paint. And Huffington Post? You have simply gone too far.

Enough.

Some of you may be asking what has gotten my panties in such a bunch. A friend of mine, Chuck Wendig, who’s a fantastic writer and legendary blogger brought this quote to our attention yesterday in his post Scream It Until Their Ears Bleed—Pay the Fu&%ing Writers. In Chuck’s post, it’s easy to tell what set him off. Check out this quote:

Um…bite me? Um…bite me?

THIS Folks, is what happens when we let FREE get out of hand. FREE has side-effects and one of the primary side-effects are hallucinations that the other person likes it and needs it and actually you’re doing them a favor.

Jackass. Jackass.

Before we go any further, yesterday I…

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About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress.

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  1. I’m happy you ran this because I too think it’s cheesy how they exploit for their gain. Writers should be paid, even if it’s a meek amount if for no other reason, to keep their spirits up. Years ago, pre-cyber life, the writing world had much better manners. Nowadays they have none…entitled heathens expecting their due.

    Have nothing against the Huff Post, but they should pay their contributors. Arrianna , how would you feel if no one bothered to pay you?

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  2. For what it’s worth? I seldom read Huffington. Do not subscribe, nor really find their articles of much interest. That you are going to bat for their writers to get paid. Kudos; yet Is not really the point, it seems. The point really, seems to be about advertising and the way it’s used on these websites. I use adblock, which eliminates a lot, if not most. For there is nothing more annoying than the banners and side bars. Cheers Jamie.

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