Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

10: stalin on a fixee

This week Robin & Justin return from a long hiatus to talk about sustainable creativity. How do you keep doing the work you love when nobody wants to pay you unless your article has gifs? What keeps us going when the well runs dry? Is "loving it" enough?

Robin tries to figure out whether making your work into work is a problem, her dog has opinions about Tchaikovsky's vocabulary, and Justin gets lost in a long metaphor about bowling bumpers that he promises to clear up next week.

Show Notes

When People Write for Free, Who Pays? @ Gawker

That Cord Jefferson is a pretty good writer. He should get a raise.

A Day in the Life of a Freelance Journalist

It's hard to do what you do when you don't get paid.

Tchaikovsky On The Paradox of Patronage

Sometimes getting paid makes your work less honest...

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway Volume 2

...but maybe sometimes it's the reason you make good work.