Tim Bray on blogging
But aren’t blogs dead? · Um, nope.
Also, this bit:
Since most of us don’t even try to monetize ’em, they’re pretty ad-free and thus a snappy reading experience.
I’ve successfully monetized niche blogs in the past that made enough for a few incomes.
I’ve only tried to monetize my personal blog a few times over the last few decades of writing it. Each time didn’t really pan out. I cannot recall any singular month where my personal blog scored more than just a few hundred dollars per month. So I gave up. I’m so happy I did. The experience of both writing and reading my blog is better as a result. I do not plan to ever try to monetize my personal blog ever again.
/via Jeremy Keith.