Jason Kottke quit his job and is jumping off a cliff, just like I did not long ago. It's the best decision I've made in a long time. Paths have opened up to me, new futures are imagined. I happily contributed to Kottke's patronage campaign. I'd almost support him even if I didn't love his blog, because he's trying to sustain himself without advertising. That's what we talk about in the videoblogging community — sustainability, and supporting each other so we can do what we love.

Jason told me he was going to blog full-time at my Blogumentary screening in TriBeCa, but I had to keep it secret. He told me something else I kept confidential out of respect... but I guess it's public now.

Megnut's comment on the snipey MetaFilter Kottke thread:

P.S. I'm Kottke's ex-girlfriend, am also suspiciously posting to MeFi after a long absence, and friends with sylloge and mathowie. We all have been in cahoots for a very long time.

Yep, the first couple of blogging has parted ways. I was a bit worried about the Kottke and Meg segment in Blogumentary, but Jason was totally laughing at it.

Weirdly, on the same weekend, the first couple of videoblogging revealed themselves to the world.

Now that Kottke is single and blogging for dollars, will he do sexxy lapdances on his webcam?

February 22, 2005 at 12:35 PM in Weblogs | Permalink


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Funny, I thought of you when I read Kottke's post this morning. All the best to you both. I would contribute to his patronage campaign, except I'm too broke from jumping of my own cliff a couple of years ago. Sigh.

Posted by: Sharyn at Feb 22, 2005 1:35:06 PM

You should make a little contribution button!
You could make a few different ones. Little Man, toy photos...

Between the Upper Midwest Blog Mgrs + Friends of Sharyn - dude, we could gift you up. Seriously.

(ps - I stayed across the street from the American Museum of Natural history when I was in NYC.)

Posted by: Chuck at Feb 22, 2005 2:25:13 PM

Hmmm. Was going to reply here, but I think I'll send this to you privately...it was getting a touch too long. :-)

Posted by: Sharyn at Feb 22, 2005 3:19:33 PM

I wish Jason luck, but I wish he just asked for 1$ from each of his many, many , many readers.

Posted by: paul at Feb 22, 2005 6:53:08 PM