Six-apart’s TypePad is offering free blogs to journalists that have been laid off recently. What a nice promotion ad to offer people who are down on their luck and have no idea how to write on the web.
The TypePad Journalist Bailout Program offers recently terminated bloggers and journalists a free pro account (worth $150 annually) on the company’s popular blogging platform. In addition to the free yearly membership, the 20 to 30 journalists who are accepted will receive professional tech support, placement on the company’s blog aggregation site, Blogs.com, and automatic enrollment in the company’s advertising revenue-sharing program.
While this does sound like a great promotion it may not be a great idea. Take me for example. I blog and I can tell you, I’m not making much money.