I have never cared for Dooce (Heather Armstrong), and apparently I’m not the only one, Google I hate Dooce and see what comes up! Anyway, she and her hubby built her blogging empire from the ground up. Her blog got her fired from her job. In the Ny Times:
The Armstrongs started small at the end of 2004, with Google ads (the kind that appear on registered sites and pay anywhere from a few pennies to a few dollars, depending on Web traffic). Before long they had contracted with an agency that actively sought display advertisers, making Dooce the first personal Web site to accept significant advertising. When monthly income from the blog exceeded Jon’s paycheck for the same period, he quit his job to manage the business.
Armstrong’s readers responded as she’d feared. “They screamed, ‘Who do you think you are?’ ” she remembers. “ ‘What made you important enough to make money on your Web site?’ ”
But obviously the success, the money the management the togetherness didn’t work, Dooce recently filed for divorce, and after discussing the intimate details of her life that people probably really could have lived without hearing she…………………..asked for PRIVACY!?!? What??? I think blogging can definitely be a negative influence on people’s life.