I haven’t had what I would consider a “real job” since around October 2000. Since that time, virtually all of my income is from doing stuff I’m totally passionate about. Browsing the huge list of blog entries piled up in NewsGator, I realized there is one thing I miss about my days with a desk job-I used to get paid to read Zeldman and Kottke, and the rest of the early bloggers. Now, if I’m reading blogs I’m generally losing out on time I could be spending at revenue generating pursuits. Would I go back to the 9-5 grind? Not on your life. But it sure would be cool to get paid for reading blogs again.