I've always been skeptical about revenue sharing publishing deals, yet here I find myself on board with one of them. I'm now officially the Anchorage Outdoor Recreation Examiner with Examiner.com. I'm still not quite sure what I think of the whole idea, and I'm not counting on it ever making me much money, but I like the professionalism they've displayed so far, and so far it's having a very good effect on my motivation to vanquish that most hideous of self-employment beasts: Laziness.
Much like NPR's Terri Gross with Fresh Air, some of the Examiners seem able to make the most mundane of topics interesting. Witness the Tumblemoose in action.
2011 Update: I quickly decided that Examiner was not for me... too much work for far too little pay. Big ups to those of you who find a way to make it worth your while.