This is not a long, thoughtful, blog post

It’s a link to the Gillmor Gang where Mike Arrington and Jason Calacanis tell me I’m doing this all wrong.

If you were looking for a long, thoughtful, blog post, come back in a few minutes. Got something cooking that’s been cooking for a week.

Oh, and happy new years!

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Robert Scoble

As Startup Liaison for Rackspace, the Open Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what's happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace's startup program. He's interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books ("The Age of Context," a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel, has been released at http://amzn.to/AgeOfContext ), YouTube, and many social media sites where he's followed by millions of people. Best place to watch me is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble

Comments

  1. happy new years folks … it’s roast chicken, baked potatoes, broccolli and some good wine here. Wishing you all good health and great flexibility for a superb 2009.

  2. happy new years folks … it’s roast chicken, baked potatoes, broccolli and some good wine here. Wishing you all good health and great flexibility for a superb 2009.

  3. That was quite a pile on this afternoon. I agree with both sides, however. You should blog more, although of course that’s not your job, and it’s Mike’s. But you ARE a good and thoughtful blogger. You should also continue to learn from Friendfeed and Twitter.

    Most important…you should find balance in your life:-) Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family.

  4. That was quite a pile on this afternoon. I agree with both sides, however. You should blog more, although of course that’s not your job, and it’s Mike’s. But you ARE a good and thoughtful blogger. You should also continue to learn from Friendfeed and Twitter.

    Most important…you should find balance in your life:-) Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family.

  5. Four20: I’ll be on TWiT on Sunday.

    I should have made the point that you have to stay true to your philosophy, too. I’ve always wanted to have conversations with smart people. That’s why I started blogging. When we were starting blogs back in 2000 we never expected them to make any money. If I wanted to make money with this I would have done a TON of things differently.

    It’s interesting that most of my revenue came in this year for my videos, not for anything else. Which is great because that funded what makes me most interested in waking up every morning: having conversations with smart people.

  6. Four20: I’ll be on TWiT on Sunday.

    I should have made the point that you have to stay true to your philosophy, too. I’ve always wanted to have conversations with smart people. That’s why I started blogging. When we were starting blogs back in 2000 we never expected them to make any money. If I wanted to make money with this I would have done a TON of things differently.

    It’s interesting that most of my revenue came in this year for my videos, not for anything else. Which is great because that funded what makes me most interested in waking up every morning: having conversations with smart people.

  7. Happy New Years! I read your posts daily and greatly appreciate the enthusiasm for technology that I share. Looking forward to many great posts in 2009!

  8. Happy New Years! I read your posts daily and greatly appreciate the enthusiasm for technology that I share. Looking forward to many great posts in 2009!

  9. I listened to the GG and to be honest I didn’t find it all that good.

    As for Jason and Mike telling you to ask money when you ‘evangelize’ a website or product, I think they’re right because you put a lot of time into promoting those websites, so you should get paid for your work but the second you go out there and you promote the heck out of a website, guess who will be the first one to say Scoble’s getting paid and is no longer all that reliable :)
    I advice you to not take any money. It smells like Pay Per Post.

    You work for FastCompany, you’re competition to them and now you’re getting started in the conference industry as well … hello

    What you should do is stop whining to Gabe about your 140 Twitter characters not being on techmeme.
    Go back to your blog. Make my life easier. Don’t ask me to follow all your conversations. FF and Twitter are marketing tools, tools to stay connected but you need to have a place where the good stuff is.
    It used to be on your blog. Now it’s probably on Twitter or FF, but I can’t find it and I ain’t gonna look for it.
    You have a sponsor. Give Seagate some traffic.

    I’m subscribed to your FF feed. It sucks.
    I’m subscribed to Jason’s emails. It rocks.
    It’s better than the latest GG and the latest techcrunch posts combined. He’s not wasting my time, I don’t have to sort through all kinds of posts or conversations I’m not interested in. I wouldn’t mind if his emails weren’t that long but Robert, there’s no way 140 characters are as valuable.
    I’m not interested in all those conversations, it’s a waste of my time.
    I let you do the dirty work and when you find something interesting or when you have a video that’s worth my time, let me know.
    But don’t ask me to follow you on Twitter or FF

  10. I listened to the GG and to be honest I didn’t find it all that good.

    As for Jason and Mike telling you to ask money when you ‘evangelize’ a website or product, I think they’re right because you put a lot of time into promoting those websites, so you should get paid for your work but the second you go out there and you promote the heck out of a website, guess who will be the first one to say Scoble’s getting paid and is no longer all that reliable :)
    I advice you to not take any money. It smells like Pay Per Post.

    You work for FastCompany, you’re competition to them and now you’re getting started in the conference industry as well … hello

    What you should do is stop whining to Gabe about your 140 Twitter characters not being on techmeme.
    Go back to your blog. Make my life easier. Don’t ask me to follow all your conversations. FF and Twitter are marketing tools, tools to stay connected but you need to have a place where the good stuff is.
    It used to be on your blog. Now it’s probably on Twitter or FF, but I can’t find it and I ain’t gonna look for it.
    You have a sponsor. Give Seagate some traffic.

    I’m subscribed to your FF feed. It sucks.
    I’m subscribed to Jason’s emails. It rocks.
    It’s better than the latest GG and the latest techcrunch posts combined. He’s not wasting my time, I don’t have to sort through all kinds of posts or conversations I’m not interested in. I wouldn’t mind if his emails weren’t that long but Robert, there’s no way 140 characters are as valuable.
    I’m not interested in all those conversations, it’s a waste of my time.
    I let you do the dirty work and when you find something interesting or when you have a video that’s worth my time, let me know.
    But don’t ask me to follow you on Twitter or FF