Saturday, January 31, 2009

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: Where have all the A List bloggers gone?

A stark blogging reality check from Don Dodge; see the full post for more details

When I started blogging about 4 years ago there were a handful of 'A-List" Tech bloggers that dominated the blogosphere. Mike Arrington, Robert Scoble, Jason Calacanis, Dave Winer, Marc Andreessen, Steve Rubel, and a few others were everywhere...every day. It was much smaller then, but they were the recognized leaders and continued to be until recently.

Mike Arrington was, and still is, the king of tech bloggers with his TechCrunch blog. But this week Mike decided to step away from blogging for a while after repeated attacks from other bloggers. Jason Calacanis quit blogging about a year ago because he was tired of all the "haters" constantly harassing him. Jason now shares his thoughts on a highly successful email distribution list. Robert Scoble still blogs occasionally but is much more into making web videos, Twitter, and FriendFeed. Dave Winer calls himself one of the most hated people on the Internet.

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: Where have all the A List bloggers gone?

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