Could bloggers be fee-d out of business?

An article posted today on the Philadelphia citipaper website presents a sobering and disquieting story about bloggers in the city of Brotherly Love being required to pay $300 for a business license in order to legally operate their blog. And that’s even if they don’t make any money from it!

Should this become a trend – for cash-strapped cities to want their “fair share” of this generally unlucretive venue – bloggers will be faced with perhaps their most challenging issue yet – pay and blog or find another avenue of self-expression. Let’s hope that with the already challenging economy and accompanying challenges so many of us face that this is merely a “blip” on the radar screen.