Welcome to the bloggy home of Noah Brier. I'm the co-founder of Percolate and general internet tinkerer. This site is about media, culture, technology, and randomness. It's been around since 2004 (I'm pretty sure). Feel free to get in touch. Get in touch.

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Do Blogs Make Money?

I don’t always agree with (or even like) what Dave Winer has to say (which I assume he’d actually appreciate), but I did like his post how he made over $2 million with his blog. His big point is this: “Blogs don’t make money. But people with blogs can.” Which just happens to be something I’ve been saying for years.

Here are a few things that have happened to me as an indirect result of my blog: I met my girlfriend (NoahBrier.com -> Piers -> likemind -> Russell -> Johanna -> Naked Communications -> Leila), I got an awesome job (path to Naked Communications -> Benjamin -> Barbarian Group), built a fairly successful site (the audience on this blog is wholly responsible for jumpstarting the traffic), I’ve gotten to speak to two classes at the University of Montana and I’ve met a ridiculous amount of good friends (and honestly, those five things are just scratching the surface). Needless to say, I’m quite happy with the ROI on NoahBrier.com.

February 12, 2009