I've just received checks in the mail for a poem I had published in Star*Line (available now at www.sfpoetry.com
) and for a political blog I post on occassionally (http://hopeandpolitics.blogspot.com/
) (My column on Eid and Consumerism that was published last year is up there now for those who haven't had a chance to read it.)
Which gives me bragging rights as a paid poet and a paid blogger. I've had lots of poetry published here and there, and have won several contests that had decent prizes, but this is the first paid publication of a poem. Similarly with blogging... I blog here and have contributed to other blogs once in a while, but this is the first time I've been paid for my blogging.
Of course, the two checks put together would probably buy my husband and me dinner at a moderately nice restaurant... there's a reason we're called starving artists...
Ah well, still a nice way to start the year, with hopes of more and better in 2007!
Happy New Year to All! May all your dreams come true!