In the past year he has persuaded individuals to donate $39,900 to allow him to blog full time. But the blogger has come to the conclusion that he is lacking the traffic to become a true, full time pro.
Actually his revenues look promising for a one-man venture, especially considering the fact that Kottke didn't offer any advertising (he feared the conflict of interest) and solicited funds for only three weeks.
Surely someone with a better business instinct will pick up where Kottke has left and prove that a regular blog can feed a family. And then I'm talking about a true blog, not the news websites that hide under the blogging banner such as Engadget or Gizmodo.
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