Daniel Lyons, formerly known as Fake Steve Jobs, tells it like it is. Not that we didn’t know already that making money from blogging is as likely as learning ventriloquism to meet girls, but it’s always good to hear it from people who have been at it for a while:
For two years I was obsessed with trying to turn a blog into a business. I posted 10 or 20 items a day to my site, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, rarely taking a break. I blogged from cabs, using my BlackBerry. I blogged in the middle of the night, having awakened with an idea. I rationalized this insane behavior by telling myself that at the end of this rainbow I would find a huge pot of gold. But reality kept interfering with this fantasy.