We found this juxtaposition of items over the holiday weekend interesting.*

Seeking Alpha to begin sharing revenue with bloggers.  (Seeking Alpha also IRWebReport, AllThingsD)

Why is Seeking Alpha paying its contributors?  (Felix Salmon)

Bloggers quitting what they call a demanding task with few rewards.  (Crain’s Chicago)

In short, if you are blogging with a goal of financial independence, think again.  For the vast majority blogging is a means to an end, not an end in and of itself.

*Full disclosure: Abnormal Returns was at one time syndicated at Seeking Alpha and is now a part of StockTwits.