fun gus wrote:
Not really BB,blogs don't make millions of dollars
actually, not only do some make 'millions' of dollars, they even can dictate media coverage and such lofty things as presidential elections. Which usually cost 'billions'. For a good example of this, see what's going on in Iran right now w/Twitter and Facebook!~
I highly doubt twitter or facebook is paying anyone millions of dollars for putting messages on twitter/facebook or yahoo. These are social media networks anyone can post to,even people in Iran.
You are seriously underestimating the market Scout. We aren't talking about Twitter or Facebook. Twitter isn't a blog anyway. Most of the things on facebook aren't blogs either, more like social networking. There are hundreds of examples out there of someone, well known writers or just simple "Joes" who start a blog and it really turns out to be a vehicle for better things. Florio's PFT started out that way. Now NBC has bought into it. He was pulling in something like 27 million hits a month.
As Gus was saying, blogs are in every aspect of life. From computers, food, sports, sex and just about anything else you can imagine. Of course the majority of people aren't making money, but many use it as a stepping stone to better things. Almost any show on TV or Cable has people who were bloggers doing interviews. Your original point was that you were ticked that people get money for writing books. You overlooked a huge element of society that writes on a daily basis. If you want to begin to make some sort of impact in the world, maybe you should climb aboard. Maybe you and Emmitt could start a blog . Something like "The Syntax Butchers".