01/18/2011 02:16 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Bloggers Discuss Why They Quit

Jim Harbison launched a blog thinking it would be a showcase for his love of mid-century-inspired art and design--and maybe spawn a book deal or guest editorship somewhere.

"I wanted to participate in a world I didn't feel I had entrée to in other ways," says Mr. Harbison, 45, director of production at a Lincoln-wood-based publishing company.

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