Saturday, June 17, 2017

Do bloggers need to have skin (their own, personally) in the game?


Here's an odd version of how free speech should work, from a "conservative" on Twitter.


This is a little surprising,   I would have thought that "paid speech" is more likely to come from a professional at something, from someone who does it to support a family, who has skin in the game.

This blog is practically for free (you just have to see the ads).

I don't need to make a living from it.

But Australian blogging guru Ramsay Taplin takes up whether blogging itself can support a family (it does on some mommy blogs, like Heather Armstrong's). Typically with niche blogging it's the product or service itself that earns the revenue.  But there could be some hybrid areas, like gaming or cgi code consultants.  

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