Think you can change the world with your blog? You’re deluded, says Professor Bainbridge:
[W]ith the exception of a few professionals like [Kevin] Drum or Andrew Sullivan, most of whom are sponsored by traditional journalism outlets, blogging tends to be the hobby of people with full-time jobs who do it because it’s more fun than stamp collecting.
I do in fact have a day job: 45-50 hours a week, most weeks. And while at one time I had a box full of nice (if not exactly mint) uncanceled stamps, I learned early on that philately would get me nowhere.
(Oh, come on. You knew this was coming.)