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.