A writer, and a person I highly look up to, spoke last year at the XOXO Festival. He explains in length how he made his website, Daring Fireball, a full-time job. My favorite quote from the talk is, “I’m going to write at Daring Fireball until I fucking die.”
For the last 12 years, John Gruber’s tracked the modern era of Apple on Daring Fireball, his personal web site turned full-time job. Bootstrapped with reader contributions and shirt sales, John’s thoughtful approach to sponsorship allowed him to remain fiercely independent, while working on projects like his podcast, The Talk Show, and Vesper, his minimalist note-taking app.