Today is the Hard Launch of HandmadeNews.org

June 8, 2009 § Leave a comment

HandmadeNews.org

HandmadeNews.org

Today marks the hard launch date of HandmadeNews.org, the handmade crafting news magazine where I have been writing for the Business Tips department. For reference, “hard launch” in this case is like the official grand opening where potential advertisers are seriously courted.

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about some of the initial writing I’d been doing and the pace has increased since then, with mee trying to fill a few article holes where there’ve been open slots. It’s good to keep busy. There have been a number of great articles posted in all the departments. While I don’t have a ton of control over my articles, my editor, Jenn Joyner, has been really great about accepting story ideas and listening to us about order of publication of the articles we write. « Read the rest of this entry »

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HMN: HandmadeNews.org, The First Two Weeks (Roughly)

May 23, 2009 § 1 Comment

HandmadeNews.org

HandmadeNews.org

I’ve been writing articles freelance now for a while, but I accepted a columnist position with HandmadeNews.org a bit ago and have been off and running with that since. The pay is based on ad revenue only, not salary, so pennies for an entire article. Theory behind it being that as readership increases, article hits will increase and we’ll have a nicely tidy little pin money source. I’m willing to try it and love the idea of working with a startup company again. I can also do this in the evenings if I pick up a salaried position any time soon.

The magazine is in its “soft launch” stage and probably won’t “hard launch” until further into the summer, by my guess, but I thought I’d start putting up a summary of the articles I wrote every two or three weeks in case people were interested (and because of my OCD tendencies to keep track of everything). « Read the rest of this entry »

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