This blogging gig must be getting good given the flurry of high-profile hirings recently – actually, they’ve been only two but you get my point.
First, Marshall Kirkpatrick leaves a good job with SplashCast to work for Richard MacManus’ popular Read/WriteWeb. Now, Erick Schonfeld has become a co-writer at TechCrunch – good timing since his last employer, Business 2.0, just bit the dust.
These are clearly good times if you’re a high-traffic blog with the ability to attract enough advertisers to actually create a business – as opposed to the dollar-a-day habit/addiction that the majority of us have happily created.
Given the blog hiring bonanza, it got me thinking how nice it work be to have the financial means to bring on a co-writer. On those days when you’re uninspired, you could just bark at your co-writer to come up with something brilliant. You could take a vacation and not have to feel guilty about sneaking away for 30 minutes because you need to blog. And you could hire someone a lot smarter than you, and bask in the brilliance of their blogging insights.
Of course, you’d have to pay these people, probably offer them benefits, maybe have an office where they would work, and still do your fair share of the writing. So, maybe it’s completely unrealistic for the vast majority of us to even dream about hiring a co-writer but when you think about the benefits, it’s hard not to see why it’s become all the rage.
Update: If someone’s looking to hire a high-profile vlogger, Amanda Congdon is looking for a new gig after she and ABC decided to part ways. Amanda, you should stuck with Rocketboom.