Ideally, we would need three recipes with high res photos and a lead in story. While we don’t have a budget, I could look into what we might be able to give you.
That’s just a snippet of the last email I received in negotiations with getting a paid role in the paper. I have sat with this statement for three days now. I have decided how much I am worth – the value of three recipes and high res photos. Though my chance of payment looks slim as there is no budget. hmmmm
For those of you who supported me a few months back would remember my story about getting paid for your work. I followed that post up with the things I have learnt from this experience. Here I am today making a new start – getting rid of the old and starting the new.
Here it is, possibly the end of my recipe column in the local papers here in the coast. What came as a great idea turned out as a great experience and a huge learning curve. I have always loved food and ideally when I grow up I want to be just like Maggie Beer (who doesn’t). Yesterday was the last published recipe in our local paper.
My heart aches a little with the possibility of no longer writing for the paper but for those folks who have started to follow my blog I will still have recipes here. They may not be as frequent but they will still come from our garden or from other local producers.
I hope some of the readers do write or ring the paper and ask about me. I want the folk who haven’t paid me or refuse to pay me realise that I made a difference to the content of the papers for the past years. Good content is always worth something.
So now that I have free time and spring is here. I have cleaned up my work space to focus on sharing my travels along this road of life with you. More stories about the farm, my dear little Isla, motherhood, of course some more tasty recipes and travel. We are off to Alice Springs next month for our first adventure. Lets see if we can keep our luggage as carry-on now…
I want to thank everyone who has offered support, called me stupid and let this opportunity slip through my fingers. If they turn around and say YES that they will pay me, then you may see a full page of Lizzie Moult in your local paper soon. Though I am sure this won’t be happening, I am ready to take on the world as a Full Time Blogger. Well maybe while Isla is sleeping.