Doing kottke.org as a full-time job): Jason Kottke is going to blog full time. His “real” job infringed on his blogging, so he quit.
After thinking about it for a few weeks, I had a bit of an epiphany. The real problem was the tension between my web design career and my self-publishing efforts; that friction was unbalancing everything else. One of them had to go, and so I decided to switch careers and pursue the editing/writing of this site as a full-time job.
The entire post is quite good.