WIRED Magazine published an article in the issue 15.07 about Michael Arrington(TechCrunch founder) titled “TechCrunch Blogger Michael Arrington Can Generate Buzz … and Cash“. Michael Parsons has a good summary about the article at Times Online:
Like all people who rise to the top of their profession, it demonstrates a simple truth: good bloggers work like dogs. You can’t expect readers to show up unless you show up. And the internet never closes. So Arrington is at his desk in his house about ten minutes after he wakes up. Then he writes all day. Then he goes out to Silicon Valley parties to schmooze. Then he comes home and does it all day. He reckons he has worked every day for the last two years on his blog. Every successful blogger I’ve come across is the same. Eat, sleep and drink the work. No time out, to holidays – in Arrington’s case, 16 hours a day, seven days a week.
Do you think it is easy to make money from blogging? Think again.
My two cents
As one of the few full-time bloggers in Malaysia, I always advice those full-time-blogger-wannabes think twice before they make their decision. Full-time blogging is not as fun as you might think.
Not everyone can sit in front computer and stare on the monitor for over 10 hours per day. Blogging might not the suitable job to you. It is a very boring job if you are an outgoing person.
My friends envy about the “freedom” of my job that I can take leave as I wish. However, they rather stick with their current jobs, if you ask them to be a full-time blogger at home. “Don’t you feel boring at home?”, they always ask me. Well, I won’t be a full time blogger if I do.
By the way, I am not hardworking enough to be more successful. Michael Arrington is such a workaholic!
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