GigaOm’s Mathew Ingram gives great news for bloggers who want to make a living blogging — 1000 true fans is indeed a magic number. Ben Thompson is living off a membership model and that’s where he’s at, and living off it.

You can make a living from a thousand true fans — Ben Thompson is proof — Tech News and Analysis.

The egalitarian Internet and the lower barrier to entry is great news for media makers of all types. Niche media, personal branding, and membership models – a formula to be your own self.

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