Funniest (or saddest?) want ad I’ve read in months

An ad I found for a blogger:

We are looking for a fun and enthusiastic freelance writer/journalist that can generate a minimum of 5 articles per day (200-600 words each) during every business day — 5 days a week.

The subject matter is a blend of photo gadgets including digital photo frames, digital cameras, and anything related with digital photo/pictures.

Much of the content you will generate can be based on daily events and news over the blogsphere.

This is really important, so we’re repeating it: you must be able to commit to 5 articles per week day. If you cannot, please do not respond.

You will be an independent contractor and you will be compensated on a monthly basis ($250 USD).

So let’s see a minimum of 4000 words a month for $250 = SIXTEEN CENTS PER WORD!!!! I hope they get what they pay for.


Networking the old-fashioned way

(Cross posted from Business & Networking)

Sometimes you just have to meet F2F and I did some of that last night at the Boston Blogger Dinner sponsored by EMC and hosted by Forrester’s Jeremiah Owyang.

In addition to getting to chat with Jeremiah, I had a great time talking to Peter Kim, Doc & Joyce Searles, Chris Brogan, Beth Kanter, Alyssa Boehm and a bunch of other folks who didn’t have cards with them! There were about 100 people there and it was packed. It was so crowded that I couldn’t even get across the room to meet Scott Monty — who I am a big fan of. Next time. Peter wants to make these more regular and I do, too.