Kansas City, MO - Soccer fan and veteran blogger Stacy Norwood stated that she will get around to updating her well read blog on Women's Soccer and the current stories for the She Believes Cup when she finishes the work on her 13 hour job, taking care of the kids, responding to emails, responding on twitter and getting ready for the next day.
"Thank goodness that I've got all these national journalists whose job it is to actually write on the sport fumbling around so that people still read my stuff," stated Norwood to The Nutmeg News. "It's not even that much fun anymore because I have so much going on in my life that I seriously can't devote enough time to something that has just turned into an outlet for my current disgruntled situation."
Norwood states that she gets help from her partner of 20 years, but that their schedules are both busy while trying to stay on top of bills, work and taking care of a small family.
"I've been in communication with a few people who say that I can get a weekly spot writing some content for a few major publications, but that stuff is just for exposure and isn't going to lead to any kind of paying job," stated Norwood. "So not only am I expected to take care of my own soccer blog, work, and life, but now I need to generate content for theirs... for free. It is clearly a great situation for me, and this is why sleep is not necessary. Even if I could find a paying job writing on sports, at this point, I wouldn't be able to take it because it isn't going to actually pay me enough to take care of my family nor pay me enough money to be able to justify the time commitment I'd be expected to put in to craft actual decent content. I'm not really even certain what the hell I'm doing anymore."
Norwood claims that her day starts by ingesting as much caffeine as she possibly can while waking up at 5:30 am in order to get a jump on the day and beat all the calls she gets when the offices open on the East Coast in order to respond to people about story ideas and content via email and try to come up with a draft of a new article on the injury to Canadian player Diana Matheson while simultaneously working on the edits to a piece about Jill Ellis during the upcoming tournament, and looking at the clock hoping that she doesn't get a meeting request by 7:00 am.
The Nutmeg News will have more on this, right after we go read some tweets from paid sportswriters complaining about the difficulty of their jobs.