I signed up to write for (yet another) site called Life123.com. I believe it is run by the man who started About.com, so that makes me feel all right about it.
Like About, you are paid based on page views, though it seems considerably less, up $20 per article once your article reaches 1,050 page views. So you don't have to worry about people clicking on your ads, but then again, you do have to worry about people not finding and viewing your article (and no, folks, you can't just sit at your computer and refresh the page all day. That doesn't count. But thanks for your support).
My first article, a simple summary of Comedy of Errors, is up right here, so feel free to take a look.