A local problogger asked me: why don’t I go pro? Honestly, I don’t see myself being a fulltime blogger. Perhaps the closest would be an open source develoepr + SEO/SEM marketer + reader/writer/analyst (in other words, a blogger). I can’t blogging to earn my keep. I am happy with my job. Even if it pays less than some blogger earnings I’ve heard, I can’t imagine how much work it would take to reach them. Also, working with a company gives you access to technologies and opportunities that are out of reach of the solo developer.
Well maybe I could be an “enterprise blogger” – blogging about work and professional stuff, but not for ad revenues and sponsorship. Blogging for influence, perhaps?
Another reason the problogger gave was, don’t you want to just follow your passion? Well I don’t see blogging as my passion – it’s just a complement to what I’m doing. What I’m doing at work now is pretty aligned with my passion so I’ll keep on doing it.