Don't quit your day job
Steve H has a post up about making money from blogging. Do people actually do this? Does anybody get into the blogging biz for the cash involved? Writing a blog for ad money is dumber than joining the army for college money, which is saying alot.

Blogging is a growth industry. There's more readers, but from what I can see, the number of people picking up writing blogs is exponentially higher than people starting to read blogs every day. There's what, roughly ten gazillion bloggers out there now. Even if you take blogging as a full-time job, you are going to have to be incredibly talented and, probably, rather lucky to get anywhere with it. And even then, you'll be lucky to make a couple hundred bucks a month off it.

If I ever took this site seriously, and if I got successful with it, I'd probably put ads up. I'd expect to make enough to cover beer, which, oddly enough, is roughly the same amount of money I get from the Army to pay for college. Compared to what you'd make writing a few articles or stories a month for a local paper or magazine, it's peanuts.

Blogging is a fun place to vent, or to practice and refine writing. It's sure as hell not a career, especially these days when everybody on the planet is doing it.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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