Open Salon: Blog for Tips

Open Salon

Open Salon is out in beta, and it appears to be a pretty decent idea at first. Basically, it is an opportunity for you to get a hosted blog, much like WordPress.com or Blogger (should you still want to use that one), but with two nice little extra features:

  • More coverage, both on the Open Salon front page, which updates with a new “issue” daily, being selected stories from the bloggers, and in the future, from Salon.com itself.
  • You can earn tips, being money paid by generous readers of your excellent posts.

The latter is interesting, but also a bit scary. [Read more…]