“My first epiphany occurred in August 2007, when The New York Times ran
a story revealing my identity, which until then I’d kept secret. On
that day more than 500,000 people hit my site–by far the biggest day
I’d ever had–and through Google’s AdSense program I earned about a
hundred bucks. Over the course of that entire month, in which my site
was visited by 1.5 million people, I earned a whopping total of
–Daniel Lyons, the fake Steve Jobs, describing the 2 years he spent trying to make blogging bring in the bucks.
Bonus quote: “Take it from someone who dreamed the dream: I wish it were true, but
right now it’s looking like yet another high-tech fairy tale.”
Susan sez: Great to hear as print is crumbling, eh?