March 30, 2004

Highest Paid Blogger on Earth -- Per Word

Kaus: Blogging @ $200/$100/$50/$5/$2.50/$.25 per word?

"Don't be jealous of the glamorous "blogger" lifestyle! It's not all AARP glitz. Behind the facade is a lot of napping."
-- Blogging--It's Not All Glamour! Mickey Kaus

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH SALARIED BLOGGER Mickey Kaus of Kausfiles @ Slate/Washington Post is being paid, but on a per-word basis it has got to be sweeeeeet. Here's his total output for Tuesday, March 29: "Jesse Jackson, pro-tubist."

Gives a whole new meaning to the line from A Thousand Clowns: "Get rich, sleep til noon, screw 'em all."

Don't get me wrong. I like Mickey Kaus, but I'd love his job.

UPDATE: Kaus is back today with an earth-shattering 190 word (Whew!) item on a lunch given in Hollywood yesterday by the AARP for various aging Hollywood types. The point seems to be that the LAT (still) doesn't have the gossip column he told them to get last month. More on this Kausian Quest as it grinds on. But it does bring his two-day Blogging Average up to 97 words per day.

Posted by Vanderleun at March 30, 2004 10:08 AM
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I believe Mickey is only getting $500 dollars a year from Slate. His per word rate is thus really not very high.

Posted by: Bartelson at March 30, 2005 6:20 PM

If so, seeing that Slate was recently sold to WAPO for a substantial sum and that Kaus is a large reason for their traffic, he goes from most-overpaid blogger to most underpaid idiot.

Whom I luv -- in a manly way -- nevertheless.

Posted by: Gerard Van Der Leun at March 30, 2005 7:29 PM