Economist on Blogger Pay

I doubt that anyone at The Economist reads SF book review blogs, but this post may be relevant to one of the current panics in our little corner of the blogosphere. For those of you who can’t be bothered to click through, here’s the final paragraph:

And finally, it’s a sad truth that not everyone can get paid to do what they enjoy doing. Professional footballers get paid to play football. Millions of others love playing football and would love to get paid to do it. But there is the market for amateur footballers is limited, and so payment is not forthcoming. Happily, playing football brings joy to those millions of athletes, and so they play anyway. And so many will blog anyway. Good for them.