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Here I am tempting fate. Risking my life. Writing a blog post. Bloggers are living on the edge, suggests Matt Richtel. It's harrowing having to come up with all those ideas and translate them into words. The hunger for cyber scoops robs them of sleep. The endless hunt for eyeballs is a merciless slog. The consequences can be dire: Two bloggers have died of heart attacks recently and a third had a close call. Three out of -- I don't know, 14 million or so. You do the numbers.
Thank your for giving us some of your great thoughts. I think it is a nature's law that good attracts good and since many bloggers write from a good heart about their interests they attracts readers. You know, this is how many new high tech companies have started. In the beginning there is a vague idea of doing good and all of a sudden one understands than itīs possible to live from doing the things you love. I rememeber back in 1994 when I downloaded my first html-editor from a Canadian developer, this was before blogs existed, he gave away his work. Aften some years he offered his users to buy additional service for the costs of some small money. So, being a blogger is kind of the same story. When you are good many want to listen to your thoughts. Isnīt this what life is all about, namely sharing good thoughts and ideas?
Yes, and Michael Arrington gained 30 pounds since starting TechCrunch. Risky business I suppose. At least someone out there is calling for everyone to just take a break: http://travel.halogenguides.com/blog/archives/203-bloggers-take-a-vacation