Thursday, September 25, 2008

When did blogging become all about money?

I was just doing my entrecard dropping for the day. I tend to drop on everyone that dropped on me the day before. Didn't make it all the way through, though. Got up to 300 before I finished. Not sure if that's good or bad.

While I was dropping, I noticed that there are quite a few blogs directed at making money. I don't know about you, but I don't blog to make money. If I wanted to do that, I'd go work for a newspaper or something. How can someone blog for money? More importantly, why? Isn't blogging supposed to be a fun way of getting your thoughts and opinions out there. It seems that in this culture now, we are obsessed with money. Everything comes back to the "almighty dollar". For shame!

So, if someone can enlighten me on this subjext, I'm all!


Dan Brantley said...

It appears this is not a new phenomenon:

"No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money."
—Samuel Johnson, 5 April 1776

But there does seem to be a number of blogs intent on making money from showing other bloggers how to create a blog to make moeny from other bloggers who want to write for money... Maybe it's the circle of life....
(To continue this conversation you'll need to send me six bucks.)

foongpc said...

When bloggers started to earn good money from blogging! Seriously, there are two types of bloggers, the first did it for the fun of blogging, the second do it for money. Me? I think my current personal blog will remain purely for the love of blogging (so minimal ads, better still no ads) but I may start a few new blogs with the intention of making money from them.