The history of blogging marches on

Reading Om Malik’s reflection on the AOL purchase of TechCrunch, I had to pause at this sentence:

“Like Arrington, I learned much about blogging from Dave Winer and Doc Searls.”

It reminded me of a long-ago post on this blog that I wrote as a reaction to a TechCrunch post Mike Arrington wrote in 2007 with the heading, “Will Someone Who Actually Cares About Blogging Please Write the History of it?

My post suggested, somewhat tongue in cheek, that anyone who has ever read a blog should write a personal history about it. And then, I wrote the history of blogging as I recalled it, explaining that Dave Winer cajoled Doc Searls into blogging and that led me down the same path.

Made me think: Mike Arrington and TechCrunch are certainly a part of blogging history.

It’s time for someone who cares, preferably Mike, to write his version of its history.