Closing Session: The intersection of craft, passion and sustainability

How do you balance your passion to share and encourage with your need to sustain your life and your business? Bloggers, like so many other creatives, often experience a conflict between their love of art, desire for authenticity and pride in valuing their work. Does the online space create a way for "starving artist" to become an oxymoron? Or is it only a promotional tool for offline pursuits that will be what really sustains you?