Why will Dave Winer be missed in the blogosphere if he does indeed quit?
Because he’s one of the few bloggers left around the joint who don’t blog with an agenda. Whatever people say about Winer and his ego, the one unmistakable thing that you cannot deny is that he is really, really, really passionate about his shit. And what’s more, I don’t think it’s a passion borne out of a need to make money quickly. He’d have done the same thing if there wasn’t any money in it at all.
Take a look down through tech.memeorandum and tell me how many bloggers on that page aren’t blogging with an agenda. Who aren’t blogging as a social networking play, or trying to promote their company or make a name for themselves. How many just really, really believe in what they’re doing?
Why exactly are you blogging? (Yes, I’m looking at your sonny, Jim).
So good luck to you, Dave-o. Give up the blog and get a life. We’d probably all be doing the same if we didn’t have to keep pushing our barrows.
By the way, I absolutely don’t agree with Scott Karp. If Winer handed over Scripting News it would die slowly but surely. 99 per cent of blogs DO NOT have enough substance to them, to exist outside of the strength of the personality that they’re built on.