No question, doing media is work we love. And those of us who added onto print digital skills assumed we would be doing lots of this work we love, continuously. Not so. The digital media property TheStreet.com, reports Nicholas Carlson of BUSINESS INSIDER, is laying off.
Although all the details are not in, according to Carlson's sources, all of Main Street has been axed, a few in Boston, and even some tech folks. Who would have thought a digital publication about financial matters would have gotten hit so hard.
Fortunately, yesterday I had already come to the conclusion that for many of us media has become a sort of hobby. To support it, we need a day job. No, that day job doesn't have to be all buttoned-down and with a career plan. It just has to provide steady income. It can even be part-time.
Clearly, media in all forms have become too volatile to support us. There are those on who the universe smiles and they maintain their media perch and often even seek out and get better ones. Then there are those ordinary people who have to cobble together ways to pay the bills. A small piece of that is media work. Sigh. Growing up never ceases to be painful.