29 thoughts on “Eleven (years of blogging)”

  1. I love your site, especially your writings. I want to thank you for everything that I’ve learned reading your writings. I somehow came to your site from Popsugar and gigaom still keeps me interested.

    Any tips you have on blogging going forward will be much appreciated. Also love all the photos, any tips and software you use are always appreciated.

    Thanks again!!

  2. Congratulations Om.

    I’ve been following GigaOm from last 2-3 years. I’m very thankful to you that I’m learning great things everyday from your blog. Sometime I think I’d have followed your blog from the very beginning.

    Keep doing what you do.


  3. You are an inspiration OM. Love the way you write and your perspectives on technology. Please do keep inspiring us. Thanks again. My advance new year wishes to you sir.

  4. You have always been a great inspiration. GigaOm was one of the first blogs I started reading with devotion. I have learnt so much from you and have so much more to learn as well.

    Keep sharing your experiences as they help make ours as well. πŸ™‚

    Best wishes.

    1. Shripriya

      THanks and glad we connected and it is nice to have friends who give you feedback, especially when you are screwing up. Thanks for reading and we do indeed need to catch up.

  5. Om, I well remember those early days when there was a small crowd of people blogging about VoIP and you were there with “Om Malik On Broadband” if I recall correctly. You were then an inspiration to many of us who were also writing… and you continue to be an inspiration to this day. I look forward to your your thoughts on the future of technology – something I have always enjoyed from you – and I look forward to your lessons learned, too. Many thanks for all that you do – and all that you share!

    P.S. good luck breaking that addiction to the news cycle – I think that might be in your DNA! πŸ™‚

    1. I think it is time to change that addiction to news cycles, Dan, otherwise I will never change. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for your kind words.

  6. Om, I’ve known you since you were at Forbes. Remember Agere? Anyway, went through the same time passage last year. Always keeping an eye on technology, but now my partner, Diane Bernard and I are launching a new website for indie filmmakers. Will continue to follow your blogs. Go find the next Higgs boson and next time I’m in SF let’s go catch a cup.

  7. I’m also proud to say that I got my start with you, too. Your team gave me my first shot at making the transition to journalism after few years writing research reports. I still see flashes of the GigaOm/Earth2Tech voice in my work, all these years later β€” and it makes me happy.

    1. Alexis

      I am just thrilled to see you flourish and add intelligence to the blogging world. COntinued success and keep doing those amazing pieces.

  8. I really enjoy the content you are putting out. However I always was more likely to visit your personal blog (this one here) than Gigaom, because of the design decisions. This here is clean and great to read, Gigaom not as much. It seems it has to be very difficult for bigger media outlets in general to keep a great balance between content and advertising. Gigaom is one of them who still do a relatively good job at it, but it is nothing compared to Quartz for example. Or the smaller sites like Daring Fireball, Shawn Blanc, Kottke etc. Would like to see more non-messy sites. While it may be difficult to include advertisements in a way the visitor enjoys them and it still the advertiser gets the most out of them, it can’t be so difficult for the sites to use another typeface with a comfortable font, font size, line height, font weight, column width etc. fitting to the rest of the site. Also I think it is weird to have clustered sidebars. A reader only can focus one at a time, so he does not concentrate on one fully. Why not put that content somewhere else or turn the opacity down or similar to this one hear or just a few blocks in height, so it is gone after a few paragraphs. Hm.

    1. Arne

      Thanks for the feedback. It is exceptionally useful and I already shared it with our team. Appreciate the time and thought you put into it.

  9. Congratulations, Om, on your accomplishment. I’ve been using Blogger since July 2001

    Like you, I thank the pioneers that started this phenomenon. In particular, Evan and Meg, the founders of Pyra Labs, for inviting me to use their platform (back when it was still in beta).

    Om, you said, “But, as the year winds down, I am wondering what I want to do during the next twelve months.”

    Have you considered working with some of your Silicon Valley buddies to craft a manifesto for “Broadband 2.0” in the U.S. market? It seems that most of the well intentioned public policy efforts have failed to gain the momentum needed to create meaningful change in 2012.

    1. David

      Congrats on your 11 years as well. Glad to see us old timers on the job. I am looking forward to taking you ideas and sharing with folks in Silicon Valley.

  10. Hi Om, thanks for this post. I really like your writing and we love GigaOM. Was wondering if we could pick your brain sometime as we also blog about tech. We are thinking of taking Cloudquays.com to the next level and would really appreciate any tips you have for that. We look forward to hearing from you. Merry Christmas and we wish you a very Happy New Year.

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