for eight years, arnold kim has been writing a blog about apple, the computer company. his blog now attracts more than 4.4 million people and 40 million page views a month. that's right people, 4.4 MILLION hits a month. arnold is doing so well that he has decided to give up his day job - his day job, as a DOCTOR, specializing in diseases of the kidney.
i don't mean to yell at you, but come on folks. sybil and i have been slaving away at this blog (well, to be honest, mostly sybil, but i do try to hold up my end) for over a year, and if i told you how many hits we get a month, you would be ashamed. if either of us actually had a day job, you could be damn sure we would not be giving it up. dr. kim, after all his years of schooling and residency and internship, has found blogging to be, not only be his true passion, but a huge money maker as well. what are we doing wrong?
if two writers can not make a financial success of a blog, while a doctor can, there is only one logical conclusiion to draw. come the fall i am enrolling in medical school.