To NOW or not to NOW

That is the question.

I need some help here, please don’t leave me stranded. The NOW folks want me to cross post my Brookfield and Elmbrook stuff on BrookfieldNOW. On the surface, I can see it working. I’m familiar with their software and although it would take a little extra time I think I could manage it.

Here comes the hesitance: will I compromise my move into the real world if I go back? I know many on the playing field don’t give much credit to the NOW “community journalists.”

Any thoughts will be appreciated as I work through this life-changing decision. (Oh, come on, I’m kidding, but I still need to figure it out.)


  1. You left NOW because you were unhappy with them. Why go back? Have they promised to meet all of your objects in a manner that is satisfactory to you?

  2. Considering the current situation on the NOW site I blog on, I don’t know what I’d do if I were in your shoes.

    Unless, of course, change occurs soon.

  3. Cindy,
    Forget about the NOW sites. All they want in something for nothing. NOW got rid of Katherine Beeson and Lisabeth Passalis-Bain, and they were only being paid $25 per column.
    You are doing OK on your own. Stay away from Journal Communications.

  4. I would have to concur that leaving NOW is the smartest move. While I have never blogged there personally, I don’t think I could or would want to live within their oversight, nor would I want to give MSJ free hits, which they use for marketing strength.