22 February 2005, mid-morning
Jason Kottke has decided to make running kottke.org his full time job. These are interesting times we live in. You may notice that I steal plenty of the links I post here from the man—28 links as of today—so I certainly wish him success in his venture.
I’m tempted to donate I donated; I like his site a lot. There is a buzz building around this, with Megnut and Signal vs. Noise being the first two blogs I’ve seen to chime in. I predict by the end of the day the blogosphere will have imploded in on itself in some sort of linking orgy.
update: I donated. This whole venture seemed too stupid not to support. Also, being one who makes poor decisions with respect to my money on a very regular basis, I decided who am I not to support this man. Actually, donating money to a dude so he can write a weblog probably qualifies as a stupid way to spend my money.
update: In true Metafilter fashion, there is a snarky, omfg kottke sucks thread for you guys to enjoy. I predict it will be full of people bitching.
update: As I predicted, the MetaFilter thread was in fact full of people bitching. I think the reaction people had to Jason’s attempt at Blogging for Bucks is actually more interesting than the attempt itself.