An age old blogging question is rearing its head again following the news that web start up, Flattr has launched the first ever 'pay a blogger day' on November 29th.
I realise this may cause some controversy in the old 'blogosphere', but should bloggers be paid?
I'll be honest, as a blogger myself I've accepted paid-for adverts on my site, as well as signing up to various ad networks. I'm of the opinion that blogging, while it is undoubtedly a very fun hobby, is also a job in itself.
And while I don't devote anywhere near as many hours to my blog as some do, I still spend a fair amount of time researching, writing, editing, sourcing and taking pictures for ALTH. And 9 times out of 10 I'll do a full day at work before coming home, switching on my laptop and updating my blog.
Being paid is undoubtedly a nice bonus to doing something we love, but should we receive income - however small - for blogging? After all, as the above article states, people are reading our content for free.
What do you think? I realise everyone will have their own thoughts on this, but I don't think it should be a touchy subject and I'd love to hear your views.