Jason Calcannis says about Jeff Jarvis: “I’m so tired of Jeff Jarvis claiming to be a huge expert on blogging. What has Jeff done to become such a huge expert on bloggging? Sure, he runs a decent personal blog, and has done so for a long time? However, Jeff is tapped as this expert on the business of blogging and he’s never made any money from blogging.”
Jason asserts that to be an expert you have to make money… So he sold a network to AOL for 25m big deal (i guess from a money standpoint that’s great) but how has that impacted the big picture and changed an industry? Has he contributed any code to the open source intitiative? Has he really changed peoples’ lives? Has Weblogsinc made the world a better place? Is Weblogsinc leading a group of people (developers & partners) to accomplish something important?
What defines success and being an expert?