By, Elizabeth Jarrard
We feel your pain…
Information Overload: It’s Real, It’s Here, and It’s a Time-Suck
Remember the Wild West era of the web — when you stumbled on someone’s blog via word of mouth. YouTube was just beginning to buzz, and you had long, uninterrupted stretches of thought? Think of it. Reading was primarily still analog. Your writing was analog. Journalism was analog.That era wasn’t so long ago, but today’s technological and digital landscape is faster, more visual, and driven by algorithms and social and cultural influencers more than ever before. Couple that with massive layoffs at newspapers. Stodgy stiffs who don’t even read freely offer their opinions—”Get a job with earning potential.” Right. It’s enough to drive a professional writer nuts. You don’t want to sell out and be stuck hawking someone else’s wares. You became a journalist because you care about ideas. And pen to paper—or fingers to keys—you shall write! Do or die.
There are other digital platforms out there to support your journalism, and we’re not here to convince you to jump ship. Writers —at least in our own minds— are outsiders. Observers above the fray. It takes time for your ideas to ferment. A goal — like a book — that is not written down, is just a wish. You are not a writer unless you are writing. As Oscar Wilde said,
“It is only by not paying one’s bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.”
Invite and Engage.
We created a platform not only for solo project, but also where journalists like yourself can collaborate in an environment where you can actually monetize your creative content and easily share earnings distributions with other collaborators. Pindify is the next big arts and media platform—where you can earn for publishing exclusive content—and whenever your followers and supporters interact with your Portfolio. You invite your most loyal supporters—who interact with you as an artist to experience not only your texts but its creative process and production—whatever genre you pursue. And you can get paid doing it. Our global community is ramping up—and we expect big things. As we take off, we want you onboard. As an early adopter, you’ll have the great opportunity to influence the digital marketplace that is Pindify.
Pindify is a salve for some of your specific pain points as a journalist. As a writer, we realize how many hours, how much study, how much passion was poured into your stories. Your research. Did anyone else notice? Well, we did. That’s why we created Pindify. To support journalists like yourself in an environment where you can actually monetize your newsworthy content. You have nothing to lose. Take your existing content — find old draft ideas sitting in your cloud storage, blow off the digital dust — and share your stories with the world. The goal of Pindify is simple: get people who support your work to pay you directly. No ads and no giant marketing budgets spent on overhead.
The Final Word..
We have something special here at Pindify—digital advancements in technology and global connection meets personal, community relationship building—where we promote scenes and cross-industry ingenuity. Please invite and share our message in a way that enhances our culture, and promotes the free market platform we hope to provide for the world’s creatives and entertainers. Join us, invite your fans, and let us help you on your creative journey.
Be heard. Get Paid. - Pindify