Jason Calacanis, the founder of Weblogs Inc., which sold to AOL, and also the founder of human search engine Mahalo, have quit blogging. He made the statement on his blog, in a post depicting a fictional press conference.
“It’s with a heavy heart, and much consideration, that today I would like to announce my retirement from blogging.”
Jason McCabe Calacanis, July 11th 2008.
In his post, Jason writes about how blogging takes its toll, and all the other things you might imagine an A-lister, or anyone serious about their blog really, might complain about. That doesn’t make it less true, personally I think you’re more likely to call it quits too late rather than too soon, but that’s beside the point.
Naturally, this sparked some interest in the blogosphere, including waking former Blog Herald editor Tony Hung from his sleep. He’s calling it bullshit, as is Scoble, while Matthew Ingram thinks it is just too much to be really true. Time will tell, it could be a pretty clever PR hoax to pimp his mailing list, which he obviously got us all doing, or at least mentioning.
My guess is that we’ll have Jason Calacanis blogging soon enough, but if not, thanks for all the fish. It’s been fun, Jason.
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.