A footnote in blogging history

Jason Shellen
16 years ago · 1 min read


A long time ago (2002), Dave McClure told me 'Just think, one of these days there will be so many Blogger users you'll have to have a blogging conference!' This weeks Blog World Expo and Conference in Las Vegas isn't the first conference on blogging but it just might be the largest dedicated solely to blogging. I will be moderating the keynote panel on Thursday where I will be speaking with: Roger L. Simon CEO and founder of Pajamas Media, Jeremy Wright CEO and founder of b5 media, Brad Hill Director of Weblogs Inc. at AOL and Richard Jalichandra the new CEO of Technorati. If you have any interesting questions you would like for me to ask any of these folks, please leave them in the comments below.

This is particularly fun for me since about this time seven years ago I had started doing business development for Blogger and was in Las Vegas at Comdex trying to explain to huge consumer electronics and software companies exactly what a blog was and why it would be interesting to work together. It took a few years to wear them down. Tomorrow, I'll be in the same convention hall in front of thousands of bloggers there to talk about... blogging. I know it's not earth shattering but certainly a lot of fun to see it's growth. I've also been reflecting over the past few months on my 10 years of working on the web and specifically on blogging and other social media products. A couple of things are beginning to stand out that I would like to share, but I'm going to get to bed here in Las Vegas and save that for another day.