The recently published Register of Members Interests for the Assembly has at least one mildly interesting entry.
Gerry Adams (aka this blog):
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc
Author. Belfast Media Group, newspapers. Gross Annual remuneration: £9,600. Average hours worked per month: 18.
Adams’ work for the Belfast Media Group seems to solely consist of them reproducing entries from his Leargas blog.
He is getting £44 per hour for copies and pastes of his blogs. That’s making cash from blogging – read it and weep Fealty!
ADDS: Though I’m now wondering is Leargas really a blog or the first case of a Newspaper allowing its material to be pre-published in blog format. BMG ahead of the game?