Just a clarification- I got paid for my video (actually, I made the video for a project and then I was offered $$ for it. Hell, if people want to give me money, then that's cool with me). I don't think the majority of the writers for the blog are paid, but I'm not really sure on that regard. I'm fine with people being paid (I guess I'm biased though) if
they are actually writing articles. Writing articles is time consuming (or at least it should be if you're doing a good job).
I don't think it's cool that whoever runs the blog copies posts like that. I been meaning to say something, but I don't really like conflict
sorry Annie! I'm a wuss.
Anyway, I agree with you 100%! I know writing a blog is hard, but (especially if they're being paid) there isn't any excuse to use people's work without expressed permission (and I don't think the "props to whomever" cuts it at all). I've seen some complaints about users' pictures on the blog from WAYWT without their permission.
If the blogs are so starved for content, hell, I'll start writing blurbs for them.