My Top-Earning NewsBreak Story in January was about Hoarding

What happens when a state government holds money

Andy Spears
2 min readFeb 2, 2024
Photo by Denny Müller on Unsplash

Well, no. Not like an episode of the show “Hoarders.”

Not like that.

But still, the idea is similar. Holding onto something in order to use it later.

Ok, let’s back up. This story is about NewsBreak.

It’s a platform I’ve written about before.

It is, as the name implies, a site that focuses on news stories. NewsBreak says it wants local news and lots of it. Stories can be as short as 100 words.

It has also been a reliable source of writing income for me over the past year. Often far surpassing my Medium numbers in terms of earnings.

At the end of each month, I take a look at my top earning stories. This helps me decide what to write about. Using the stats like this gives me a chance to focus my writing (and time) on the stories that people will read (and share). That boosts earnings.



Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .