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April 02, 2007

Ten Years of Blogging and an Announcement

Congrats to Dave Winer on ten long years of blogging. I've long given him credit for inspiring me to start writing CamWorld way back in the heady days of 1997.

Sometimes I wish we could go back 10 years and push a big [red] "reset" button [that doesn't do anything]. I know there are things I would have done differently. Dave and I have had our spats over the years and have often not seen eye to eye. Usually we simply agree to disagree and go on with the love/hate relationship that has grown into a business partnership, among other things. Dave was one of the first investors in my most recent startup, Confabb. I was very happy that he saw the value in what we are trying to do because I've always respected his ideas, his leadership and his way of thinking.

These days I'm busy with my blog and online community consulting; almost too busy. I'm looking around for a full-time job in New York that can offer me decent benefits and a respectable salary. My reasons for this are many. The first is that I'm really tired of consulting and need a more stable income. My startup doesn't provide it nor can I afford the health benefits through organizations like Freelancers Union. The second reason is that the CamWorld clan will soon number three. That's right; my wife and I are having a little baby girl somewhere on or around October 1. This is somewhat bittersweet since we tried last year and lost the baby at 16 weeks. All signs and test results this time point to a very healthy baby so we're getting excited. We're keeping our fingers crossed. And our toes.

CamWorld will turn 10 years old on June 11, 1997. Maybe by then I will have my new site design done (it's been sitting inside of a Photoshop file since about Feb 2006).

Posted by Cameron Barrett at April 2, 2007 07:46 PM | TrackBack

Congratulations Cam, looking forward to seeing the clan grow, and best of luck with your career goals too!

Posted by: Jim Roepcke at April 2, 2007 08:48 PM

congrats on the impending ankle biter!

Posted by: Eric C. Snowdeal III at April 2, 2007 10:41 PM

Dude, you have no idea what you're getting into. :)

We lost our first attempt as well. It's far more common than new parents realize, but I expect you know that by now. My hearty congratualations and best wish for Junior beta 2.

Oh, and just so you can't say nobody every told you: if you decide to have a second, you'll learn that 1+1 != 2.

Posted by: Matt Simerson at April 3, 2007 05:51 PM

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys!

Posted by: Adam Fields at April 4, 2007 01:24 AM

Best Wishes regarding the no. 3.

In "CamWorld will turn 10 years old on June 11, 1997.".. should the 1997 be 2007 ?

Posted by: Kishore Balakrishnan at April 9, 2007 04:54 AM

Congrats from one old-timer to another... I'll be at the "10 Years of Blogging" point in August 2007 (on my daughter's birthday, actually.)

Posted by: Pete Prodoehl at April 12, 2007 02:18 PM

Congrats Cam - best wishes to you and yours...

Posted by: Sanford at April 12, 2007 08:44 PM
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