sep 2

Seven Years of Blogging

Gawker Media launched seven years ago. They're gloating celebrating their success with a few quotes from those heady days.
Dave Winer:
"It's such a stale idea. The Web is distributed. Try to get the flow to coalesce in a premeditated way. Not likely to work."
Anil Dash:
"Will it be profitable? I think it's possible but it's much more likely to break even long-term. Which, for the publishing industry, ain't too bad."
Matt Haughey:
"It's still too new of a site, but I'm looking forward to seeing how well written it is, and if it keeps me coming back. If so, and it makes the people behind it money while doing it, maybe professional blogging can work afterall."

1 comment

Somebody smarter than me needs to add arrows and comments to this graph. For example, what's that trough in 2008? Is that the Commenter Rebellion following Balk's departure?

posted by Michael Duff at 6:48 PM on September 5, 2009

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