How to make $30,000 a year

Monday, October 6, 2008

By: Sara Crouse

Catching up on the latest blogs isn’t hard to do. Simply go to and look under more, and there will be a blog hyperlink listed for you. Click.

Blogs are becoming a main source of information and news for many tech-savvy web browsers. Blogs seem to provide a different look at the daily news, and a look that many appreciate. Bloggers takes sides and gives us the news from their angle. A blogger’s voice is very distinct compared to the usual mono-tone or slightly yelling voice of a news anchor.

In a world where one if pressed for time, why not read a blog that curtails news to an opinion we identify with? One can filter news to their tastes and not have to take the time to sort out the stories. Seems like a pretty good deal.

However, what if we start to rely heavily on blogs for our main source of news? Bloggers aren’t required to publish honest or accurate information. Blogs are online journals, not an online newspaper with credible stories. Blogs could potentially be providing us with misleading information.

There are people in our world though who are actually making a living off the explosion of blogs. It takes a little more time these days to write a sophisticated blog, unlike the early days of the Drudge Report. Full time bloggers generally make around $30,000 a year, while those bloggers who specialize in a topic can make up to $75,000 a year.

Should bloggers be held to the same criteria as journalists? Are their roles primarily the same? It’s a tough question to answer, and one that will have to be answered in the upcoming years.

For now though, enjoy the emergence of so many unique ideas and opinions expressed through blogs. Just be sure to read the paper too.


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