We passed the saturation point of blog networks a long time ago and yet the discussion of how you pay your writers still seems to loom amongst the small players while the big dogs show which model has proven to be successful. I think asking how you should pay writers in the wrong question and I talk about what the right question is over at Work Boxers.
Gawker and WIN started with money so doing what they did was fairly easy. Everyone else though has to provide something different and with many of these newer startups you aren’t seeing anything different which is a shame because there is still plenty of room for innovation. The Fine Fools Community is part of my experiment in the arena of network owned sites to see if I can put some of my thoughts into actions.
So far I would have to say it’s working.