HuffPo Blogger Revolt!

It’s not exactly upheaval, but there are rumblings at The Huffington Post. Now that HuffPo bloggers know how much the

It’s not exactly upheaval, but there are rumblings at The Huffington Post. Now that HuffPo bloggers know how much the liberal’s Drudge Report is worth–$315 M.–and how much cash their boss Arianna Huffington made off its sale to AOL–~$100 M. (Disclaimer: Blodget estimate)–they think it’s time for a “nominal pay structure,” according to The Daily.  The iPad newspaper wrangled this tender quotation from a HuffPo contributor from Tel Aviv:

When it was just the HuffPo, I was happy to contribute for free because it felt like this really great, new, fresh project, like I was a part of something important. Going corporate diminishes that spirit a little bit. And I’m also aware that, as I’ve managed to develop a name for myself, I might be bringing business to AOL that they might not have had otherwise. I’m honestly not 100 percent sure how I feel about doing that for free for a corporate giant.

We doubt they’re holding their breath. In a memo to bloggers Huffington said that “that’s the only real change you’ll notice–more people reading what you wrote.” They’ll be more influential than ever.

kstoeffel@observer.com :: @kstoeffel HuffPo Blogger Revolt!