Danielle Lee writes the Urban Scientist blog for Scientific American. In 2013 she wrote a post about an ugly incident in which she was invited to write for Biology Online, asked about payment, decl…
Too many “social media experts” advise writers to spend hours upon hours writing content on platforms like Medium, Huffington Post, and WIRED.com “for the exposure.” I often remind writers that people die from exposure.
As Jon Udell points out in this piece, “If there’s no market for something I want to write, I’ll put it here (on his blog) instead of on Medium or Facebook or some other site that earns in the currency of dollars but pays in the currency of (presumptive) attention.”
Never put social media ahead of paying work. Always try to sell your expertise to someone who values the effort of writing for an audience.