:: Friday, February 17, 2006 ::
Friday Five, Post 2: Blogging for love, money, or love of money, or love of blogging?
La Shawn Barber points to (and riffs on) a recent Glenn Reynolds column for TCS Daily about how some uber-bloggers are blogging their way to some modest fortune. "Some are making a living; more are making a second income, or beer money, or, well, not very much, but a little." (Count me among the latter. I've yet to cash a Google check but have a few pennies amassed from click-throughs on their ads; I've gotten some kickbacks from Amazon that I just feed back into that behemoth by buying more stuff; and the eMusic ad to the right of your screen has so far resulted in only a couple of new subscribers for that excellent service. But I keep the ads there anyway, using much the same logic as the compulsive buyers of lottery tickets.)

But, as I was saying. La Shawn Barber writes about this subject:
I always tell potential bloggers not to go into political blogging seeking fame and/or fortune, because they will be disappointed. (Business blogging is a separate issue in the “fortune” department. There’s gold to be dug.) But if they want a soapbox or a place to practice their writing or an online journal or any number of things, a blog is good. I started this blog because I wanted all of the above, and I was fortunate to have found a following and someone willing to pay to advertise on my site.

Whether I’m paid or not and whether I attract 100 readers a day or 100,000, one thing will remain the same: I’ve always been and hope to always be a pure blogger.
Same here, La Shawn. Well, except for all that purity stuff. I'm content to be a slightly tainted blogger.

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:: Andrew 07:40 + ::

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