Reblogged from travors, who said:
So Scott Adams is reducing the amount of time he’ll be spending blogging. It’s kinda hard to make out what his exact reasons are but I can’t help but get the impression that first, he’s a bit pissed at people for not buying his book and second he’s annoyed at people who’ve been reading his blog for the last 2 years for daring to be annoyed when he took all his old content down.
But then I guess at the end of the day you have to remember he is a business man.
Agreed. His annoyance about his (apparently bad) book sales has been made very clear over the last few weeks, and his blogging effort was obviously decreasing.
He’s right, though. Blogging is a terrible way to make money. The amount of time and effort required, compared to the money a blogger can earn, is usually far lower than minimum wage. You’re better off doing nearly anything else for money.
The way to achieve success with blogging isn’t by trying to make money. You probably won’t, and if you do, it probably won’t be a meaningful amount.
Blogging is about writing and sharing your life and your thoughts. That’s the value you should get out of it, and your goals should be set accordingly: not “I hope I make a couple hundred bucks with AdSense,” but “I hope people read what I have to say,” or even “I hope that writing this will help me organize and clarify my thoughts.”