Doc Searls is catching some flak about the impression Newsweek gave that he said blogs are not for making money.
Well, I know he didn't say that, because I've heard from him occasionally that making a few bucks is certainly not out of line. And yes, Doc, there are some people trying to figure out how.
I've been trying to come up with a brilliant idea for some time, and I think some of us might just have something. Still in the discussion stages, but a few of my buds and I will hammer out the details soon. I'll report when there's something tangible to report.
It's just kind of disturbing to me when I see a pile-on like that over a misquote.
I did have a more-general idea the other day:
Blogging kind of reminds me of the 1849 California Gold Rush. A few miners struck it rich, most lost their shirts, but the people who really made out were the storekeepers, the hoteliers, the tailors, the wagon makers. In short, those who made it possible for the miners to go up into the mountains and do their thing. It was those people who built the foundations of the California of today.
Just a thought...