59 thoughts on “8 Years Later, the Blogging Goes On”

  1. But Om, you got the best tip back in 2006, with your post :

    3 Forget iPhone, Think Google Phone (2006)

    “The Observer of London is reporting that Google might be working with HTC…”

    Well, 3 years later, here it is.

  2. Congratulations Om & Team! I remember discovering your original site around 2002 and feeling like I had stumbled into a world of tech insider knowledge. It quickly became my primary source to read up on new trends. It still is and value your perspective more each day.

    And we love having GigaOm as our downstairs neighbors!

    1. Kent

      thanks for the kind words. I am glad you and I are neighbors. Lot of interesting conversations, though hopefully it won’t mean that you stop reading the blog 🙂

    1. James

      It is a pleasure to work with you and enjoy every minute of it. I guess the upside of the blog: making new friends like you and bringing them into the fold. 🙂

  3. @Om,

    I must congratulate you and your team for building an audience of “intelligent & engaged” readers over the past 8 years. I have only been a member of the GigaOM audience for some 3+ years, but I must say that I think the most engaging and insightful audience is right here (versus other technology blogs and commentary systems). Congrats to you and your team for 8 years of thought provoking analysis and insights.

    All the best.

  4. Happy Anniversary, and kudos to GigaOm for its understanding of the moment and its sense of the future. It’s this vision that has made me a new eager reader of GigaOm. Please keep it up.

  5. Team Om,

    Hearty Congratulations! All of you are doing a magnificent job. Your content speaks for itself.

    I used to wander multiple sites for information to update myself about the latest trends, after I discovered GigaOm through a friend there was never a need to look at other sites. Well, I do occasionally visit them for a differing opinion.

    Looking forward to many more years of continued blogging….. Keep up the good work..


  6. Om – Happy anniversary and best wishes for the future.

    And did you notice this. After 8 years, your blog network has exactly 8 components (7 blogs + GigaOm Pro).

    Keep going strong.

  7. Congrats, Om. Eight years is a long time. I was hoping to see one of my old posts in that top 10 list but I think they’re all pre-2007. Old school.

    1. Matt “mobile playa” Maier

      What a delightful surprise. I guess we need to get together and see if we can get you in the top ten for the next 8 years. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Congratulations!

    I was here daily for the last 3 years and appreciate your writing very much, especially about VoIP, as you know. Your MagicJack still brings lots of traffic to my blog, only because I commented and and sent a trackback link. 🙂

    Thank you!

  9. Congratulations. I read very few blogs – excepting almost everything associated with Om and GigaOm. Value is always present. As is the feeling that human beings are at work.

    You provide wonderful leadership, Om.

    1. Are you part of the SEED program? Actually all Engadget-type properties are not part of the whole “content factory” plan, from what I hear. Of course, you could come and write for us 😉

      1. Oh, I’m glad that warranted a response 🙂 I’m told you already took one of our writers — so you either like our ‘automated content’, or you’re just being sensational for the sake of it.

        (I kid, I kid.)

        No, I’m not part of the SEED program.

        You know as well as I do that AOL/WIN own some ‘proper’ sites — it would be good to differentiate between us, and whatever the SEED project generates.

        (And happy birthday!)

  10. Congrats Om, you’re one of the very few sites that I consider daily reading. Quality journalism is still an art form, no matter what the technology. Your team has done a great job with delivering timely and interesting posts. The changes and additions to the GigaOm network over the years reflect your committment to quality. Here’s to 8 more years!

  11. There are plenty of non-cookie cutter blogs, at least outside of the PC/Gadget/Web tech worlds (e.g. CAD bloggers such as Deelip at http://www.deelip.com/) — that’s the kind of blog I read. But you can’t make a living off of this type of blog.

    I’ve been following Gigaom for a long time, so:

  12. Congrats on the anniversary. (8 years? Holy cow.)

    So, c’mon – make a few predictions of what life will be like 8 years from now?

  13. Om,

    Congrats on the 8 yr anniversary. having blogged for 3+ years myself, I realize how much effort and discipline it takes to be blogging for 8 years. Not to mention the stress that goes with it.

    Here’s to you and a happy – healthy 2010 🙂

  14. Congratulations on being an example of the ever evolving new media entities. The similarities between Cyberdine and what demandmedia is doing is creepy but at the same time sound logic. If quality did come about – it wouldnt be a consequence of a concerted effort – one of the human kind – which is precisely why there are only a few blogs that are well read – this being one of those that pulls “readers” due to shear gravity. All the best for the next chapter on your venture. Now if we can only figure out what the physical paper must transform into to survive / coexist with its online contenders…

  15. And I thought I was a blogging veteran with five years under my belt. 🙂 Om, you were one of the first blogs that I read, and continue to read. Congrats on eight great years.


  16. Hey Om, congrats few people have achieved what you’ve done on this “market”… and sorry to be late to congratulate you 🙂

    BTW, i’ve crossed the 8 year mark2 weeks ago 🙂

  17. Congratulations, Om! I’m on my eighth year too, so I know what it takes to stick it out. Your blog is still one of the ones I always read, so you must be doing something right 🙂

  18. Om, Hearty Congratulations. I am regular reader of your blog.
    Looking forward to many more years of continued blogging.


  19. Happy belated birthday! Over the course of those years I have traveled through, but am now a regular. Being interested in mobile 8 years ago, there was not a lot of information out there. We now of course have quite the party going on.

  20. My blog reading has had its ups and downs, due to time constraints, but I am always happy to come back to read your
    unique comments on our fast moving universe…

    Looking forward to many more years


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