I’m a blogging journalist, ‘writing blogs for nothing, their urge for self-expression obscuring the fact that they are undermining their own employers.’
Never mind that I’m freelance, as are most blogging journalists I know with the exception of the Irish Times journobloggers, who presumably are exempt from Ms Prone’s wrath.
As I said, I’m a freelance. My website at faduda.net showcases articles I’ve written over the years and my latest book, Chaos and Conspiracy. In short, it sells my skills to editors who want to hire me and anyone who wants to buy the book.
And I’ve also turned 200 Word ideas into articles I’ve sold elsewhere. If publishers pay me, they can have my words.
And I do all this without damaging reputations, because contrary to what Terry thinks, the laws of libel apply to me as much as they do to columnists.
What’s more, I do all of this writing what I think, not what a PR guru wants me to think.
Perhaps that’s the real cause of Terry Prone’s ire.