Full-time blogger Jason Kottke finally gives an update on his fund-raising efforts to secure his year as a full-time blogger. The verdict? Contributions didn’t quite make it to Kottke’s goal of one-third to one-half his previous salary, but it’s close enough. All in all, he’s not feeling particularly positive about his future outlooks. He assumes year-on-year giving will drop, making this venture harder and harder to finance without some other source. He recommends advertising if you can live with the trade-offs. So far he can’t.