As some of you are aware of, I am working on a new startup around online advertisting for social media. The product won’t be ready for sometime. In the meantime I will be consulting on social media and blogging full time to self-finance the startup. My New Years resolutions are: 1) blog full time to finance the new venture and create podcasts to supplement the blog – Furrier.org, 2) share sponsorships with other bloggers, 3) spend time with my family, and 4) live a healthy, reduced stress life.
This blog Furrier.org will post stories on breaking news, trends, and in depth analysis. I will be covering the business of technology from here in Silicon Valley. I will start by LiveBlogging CES this year for my new blog Furrier.org.
I remember two years ago when it was just me and engadget covering keynotes and floor activity. How far things have come. Here is a picture from January 2006 CES of me interviewing Morgan Freeman.
Morgan asked me if I thought I was a “real reporter”. I asked him if he was really “God”. We both had a good laugh.
I really missed the boat at PodTech by not incorporating a direct blogging strategy to our audio/video media work back in 2005. I think that PodTech could have been a bigger player (like Engadget and Weblogs Inc.) if we blogged. In starting my own site Furrier.org I’ll be blogging hard and adding audio/video interviews to supplement the blog stories.
You will see me all week at CES in and around the PodTech / Seagate BlogHaus at the Bellagio. As the co-creator of the BlogHaus I am excited to see it become such a force in the CES community. It shows that the community of blogging and video press are productive and credible in reporting news and events. At CES the BlogHaus is the “new” press community resource. It’s the uploading station for CES for video production. It is the place “to be” to share your views and news around CES. You’ll see Todd Cochrane of GeekNews Central, who last year pumped out tons of videos – Andru Edwards too.
BlogHaus is the new standard for social media at events. See you at CES.
I’m looking forward to connecting and interviewing all the storymakers and trendsetters.
Disclosure: Note regarding the PodTech Network:
All opinions are my own and as of Oct 15 I am no longer employed at PodTech Network – the company that I founded. I am not involved in the current strategy and day to day management of PodTech and as a stockholder of PodTech I am biased toward their success.