As the final post of my guest blogging in DK’s blog, I attempt to answer the question (see title). The short reply is yes but really, how much each blogger wants is relative. Although I’m not blogging full time and earning a full time income, my blogging this year has paid for my coming Japan’s trip fully. However, it takes a lot of hard work and passion to keep blogging. Here’s my story of at least earning some kopi money monthly.
I started out to blog just to get into the wave of blogging and three years ago, I set up a Xbox 360 blog just for the goal of getting a network blogging gig. After numerous emails sent to the editor, I got the job. Initially, the income was not great and I had only one blog to begin with but after several months, things got better and tens of dollars became a few hundred coins.
The picture was rosy when I had 3 blogs and each of them was doing pretty well until I found that I spent almost most of my waking time blogging and doing nothing else. This is just as bad or addictive as gambling. Some aspects of my life were neglected and I’m glad to rectify before things got worse.
The current economy spares no one, including blogging. If you think network bloggers don’t have retrenchment or pay cuts, then you are very wrong. My monthly blogging income was cut by more than 50% but I still keep blogging for the network as my passion was still there.
Blogging for yourself is better than blogging for others, most of the time. Therefore, with the experience accumulated from my network blogging, I started Beijing Olympics FAN! You can see this kind of blog as a project blog, a term I bestowed.
For this kind of project blog, it’s targeted at a niche area. I set up the Olympics blog around a year before the actual Beijing Olympics 2008 event to give it time to rank better in search engines. I must admit I did not post regularly in the first 8 months until around 6 months before the main show. I even hired one blogger to blog for me.
The Adsense income for the blog stayed stagnant until June 2008. In August 2008, I had the biggest pay check from Google in my 4 years with Adsense. To sum up, the Olympics blog earned me a few thousand bucks. At that moment, I realized that blogging really pays but not without hard work.
My advice to aspiring bloggers is to keep your day job while continue to blog. Even you think you are earning a full time income from blogging, give it a few months before you hand in your resignation letter.
As for now, I’m starting new blogs (like this simple Netbook FAN! blog) and I’m content I can drink at least a few cups of teh in Kopi tiam or Coffee Bean, all paid for, by blogging.
If you have any questions, feel free to shoot in the comments section.
P.S: Thanks DK for giving me the opportunity to blog here. Please recruit me again next time.

新加坡有一群小学校长认为所有的小学老师都必须大学毕业。
有一位校长说:如果教师口齿不清、语言能力不好,学生会学不好。
这句话听起来好好笑。
我回想起以前教过我的老师,有许多口齿都不是很清、语言能力都不是很好但他们从不放弃学生。
我们可以有很多好的大学毕业的老师但不会遇到很多好老师,特别是在今天“商业化”学校的环境里。
In Singapore, there’s a bunch of primary school principals who support the notion of requiring each and every primary school teacher to have a degree.
A school head honcho was quoted saying: If the teacher’s diction and language ability are not good, the students will not learn anything from him.
WTF. What a joke.
I remembered my teachers who had taught me did not possess solid language foundation or speak Chinese or English very clearly. However, they did not give up on their students, never.
We can have a ton of good graduate teachers but getting a really good teacher is really hard to come by, especially in today’s “business-like” schools.

Although I’m called Buny in the comments section, I’m not a zha bor (ger). Currently blogging @ Beijing-Olympics-turned-personal-diary-blog and also blogging freelancly for b5media (example: Play Gadgets).
Video gaming, watching anime, gawking at gers and drinkin’ milk tea are my forte but my job doesn’t involve any of these (a pity though). My upcoming posts may be on blogging, anime or some philosophical stuff but hey, life is full of chocolate and random surprises (so exciting).
I may be writing in Chinese but you can be sure these posts will be turned-into-ang-moh unless you are fine with the translation in your Google Reader.
Ttz all 4 now, tata.
P.S: Soli for no Hello Kittys in this post. Maybe next time.