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INFLUENCE PEDDLING IN THE BLOGOSPHERE

The cost of ethics: Influence peddling in the blogosphere by JD Lasica

"Bloggers who take money or other graft and, as a result, write biased, uncritical flattery about people, products, ideas, companies, etc. will ultimately lose their credibility, and along with it their readership and influence"

Also: Podcasting, music and the law

February 19, 2005 at 12:03 PM in Weblogs | Permalink

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Comments

This goes with my theory(ies) that I'm working on.

One of the worst questions you can ask yourself in any artistic or political endeavor is, "how can I make a living from this?"

Posted by: Crystal at Feb 20, 2005 9:43:23 PM

I disagree entirely. Unfortunately some artists don't think they can or should be able to make a living as an artist -- but they can and should. Organizations like Springboard for the Arts are geared toward helping artists gain business skills, for those that dream of supporting themselves through their art.

But -- I think what you're saying is, beware if money is your primary motivator. Am I right? There's nothing wrong with making money from your passion, just don't let money supercede your passion.

Posted by: Chuck at Feb 20, 2005 9:57:05 PM