Monday, May 23, 2005

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The Blog, The Press, The Media: If I were a rich man, and now I am!
I’d normally being reporting on an interesting story posted by Adam L. Penenberg at Wired on an upstart Hong Kong Chinese blogger who is setting up a blog network modelled on Gawker Media, but there is one line in the article that changes the whole tone of the this post: “no one has gotten rich off blogs in the West”
really. Well Adam, define rich!

Sure, there are no Donald Trumps or similar in the blogosphere, but to say that no one has has gotten “rich” in the blogosphere sets the bar to high... And in my terms, if you can make a confortable living from blogs, you are rich.

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