Kerchinng!

Apparently “Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.” according to Jules Renard. John Gruber over at Daring Fireball agrees and has kicked off another campaign to raise some funds to support his site. Whilst it’s certainly an issue to take stock of I’d venture that very few people make any kind of money running their sites – although Neil has announced that he made about £175 last month, which isn’t too shabby. Of course the highest profile (blog-wise) news on this front was most certainly Jason Kottke and his drive towards reader-supported blogging. A quick caveat: I’m not concerned with those who are blogging specifically to make money. I’m talking largely …

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Blogmet

They say you learn something new everyday. Yesterday was an exception as I lost count of the number of things I learned. Let me try and re-cap. 1. When arranging a blogmeet, provided the ADDRESS of the pub as well as the name. This will save at least two people getting lost (apologies to Peter and Corrinne). 2. Suggest everyone prints out a “blogcard” to save me scrabbling around for a piece of paper to jot down the attendees and their URLs (hat-tip to the very well organised Chameleon). 3. Don’t presume everyone reads the Scottish Blogs news page and EMAIL ALL previous attendees (apologies to Gunnella but thanks for turning up!) 4. Lots of other interesting things that will …

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At a blogmeet

If you are in the Glasgow area – hell if you are in Scotland and can make it to the Glasgow area – anytime this afternoon, then head to the Merchant City area and seek out Babbity Bowsters, it’s the furthest right pub (just below the middle) on this map (PDF download). It’s only a 5 minute walk from Queen street so no real excuse for you East Coasters either! The big orange Blogger logo is fairly prominent so you should be able to spot us. Come alone, or bring a friend, and remember those cameras!

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