After 7 years of maintaining his popular weblog, he has bravely decided to quit his web design job for a year. Rather than fund this through advertising or charging for access, he is holding a 3 week fund drive seeking contributions from the readers who benefit from his work.
Fair play to him. He’s given so much to the web, why shouldn’t he spend all his time doing what he loves most and make something out of it? It’s a bit indulgent giving up your day job to blog, but with his blog’s reputation he’s one of the few who can give it a shot. He could fall flat on his face (unlikely considering the long list of micro-patrons signed up already) or he could get rich quick. The main thing is he’s taking the risk to follow his dream. I know he doesn’t read this rubbish but best of luck, Jason! 🙂