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Vol. 56, Number 3
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Fall 2012, Vol. 56, Number 3

Bloggers and webcomic artists: Careers in online creativity



The expansion of the Internet has created many new opportunities for people to share their talents. Many people share just for fun—but some do it for fun and money.

Online, these artists can reach a global audience. The rapid growth of online media excites many people working in the field. "There are a billion new opportunities that weren't there 5 years ago," says Greg Wyshynski, editor of hockey blog Puck Daddy.

This article describes careers for digital media workers. The first section focuses on two online occupations: bloggers and webcomic artists. The second section discusses why bloggers and webcomic artists enjoy their work and some of the challenges that they face. A final section suggests sources for more information. And the box on page 20 provides tips for developing your own blog or webcomic.

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Last Updated: September 21, 2012