Dave Winer bows out

Yep. One of the Founding Fathers of the Blogging movement has decided to quit

So there’s the first part of my reason. Blogging doesn’t need me anymore. It’ll go on just as well, maybe even better, with some new space opened up for some new things. But more important to me, there will be new space for me. Blogging not only takes a lot of time (which I don’t begrudge it, I love writing) but it also limits what I can do, because it’s made me a public figure. I want some privacy, I want to matter less, so I can retool, and matter more, in different ways. What those ways are, however, are things I won’t be talking about here. That’s the point. That’s the big reason why.

I will miss him. Dave is a good sort. He was also the person who led me to start my Blog (in 1997/8: It was a private notebook for a few years). I used his Userland Radio software for years.