From tomorrow's NY Times comes an unrelated story on the very small but growing segment of business bloggers. It includes a great quote about one entrepreneur's "hippy" motivation for blogging about his social networking company:
I’m trying to create a community of help for small Internet businesses like mine. My blogging philosophy is like the open source model in software. It’s sort of a hippie concept. If I can help other people, it’s personally rewarding. And those people will likely pay it back in some ways.He's hitting on something quite gratifying in blogging, given the fact that--except for a very small group of bloggers--there is not a lot of money to be made doing this. The rewards are much more intangible.