Jason Calacanis quitting blogging was big news in the navel gazing inner blogosphere, I doubt it made such an impact outside that, but still, it is news. I have a lot of respect for Jason, and I do subscribe to his mailing list, but now I’m confused. First he switched to WordPress, and then said he wasn’t getting back to blogging:
Now hosted on WordPress for posterity, but no I’m not coming back to blogging. I’m enjoying the mailing list waaaaay to much!
Right. This is where the confusion starts.
So that fist quote was September 13. On September 17, Jason posts about a Mahalo recruitment scheme, where you can get paid if you find the right people, something that I wouldn’t be surprised to see on a blog, but he’s not blogging, right? Actually, Jason starts that particular post with:
No, I’m still not blogging. I’m having waaaay too much fun doing the email newsletter.
OK… I’m officially confused. If you’re not blogging, what are you doing? Maybe it is a one time thing.
Nope. On September 19, Jason publishes a short post to let developers know about a Hadoop meetup in Los Angeles. Then, on the same day, he posts another post consisting solely of a poster for Park(ing) Day LA 2008.
Right. Sorry Jason, you’re blogging again. We’ll forgive you, though, and I’m sure you can keep the mailing list as well, after all, why shouldn’t you? Enjoy your emailing, and enjoy your non-blogging status. I wonder if you can say that you’re not blogging without smiling?
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.