As of October 14th, I've been blogging for five years. I think I'll celebrate by simply letting the early credits roll:
Eric Eugene Kim, Boing Boing Blog, Dave Winer, Ed Vielmetti, Chris Pirillo, Brent Sleeper, Om Malik, David Isenberg, Jason Shellen, Susan Mernit, Anil Dash, Howard Reingold, Lee Bryant, David Weinberger, Jason Kottke, Steven Johnson, Tom Coates, Joi Ito, AKMA, Jeff Jarvis, Dave Pollard, Ben Hammersley, Terra Nova, Fast Company Now, Dave Sifry, Matt Jones, Kevin Marks, Ted Shelton, Jeremy Zawodny, Ev Williams, Don Park, Rick Klau, Peter Merholz, Editor: myself, Stewart Henshall, Frank Patrick, Alexander Macgillivray, Greater Democracy, Sam Ruby, Matt Webb, Scott Mace, Brian Behlendorf, misbehaving.net, Ernest Miller, Judith Meskill, Stewart Butterfield, Denham Grey, Pierre Omidyar, Ulises Mejias, Azeem Azhar, Moderation, Mitch Ratcliffe, Tim Oren, Allan Karl, Patrick Lightbody, Dave Matthews, Robert Scoble, Matt Mower, Scott Johnson, Kevin Jones, Zack Lynch, Lockergnome's RSSIC Mini links, SATN, Jeff Nolan, Steve Gillmor, John McDowall, Rich Miller, Seb Paquet, Gabe Wachob, Ed Felten, Jonathan Schwartz, Esther Dyson, Pete Kaminski, Liz Lawley, Gen Kanai, Meg Hourihan, Tim O'Reilly, Eric Jones, danah boyd, Rael Dornfest, Jon Udell, Aaron Swartz, Adina Levin, Six Log, Jerry Michalski, Techdirt, iWire, Euan Semple, Up2Speed, VentureBlog, Kevin Werbach, Doc Searls, Phil Wolff, AlwaysOn Network, John Patrick, Many-to-Many, Hylton Jolliffe, Zack Lynch, IT Garage, Mitch Kapor, bIPlog, Google Weblog, LawMeme, Clay Shirky, Stowe Boyd, Richard Gabriel, Dan Gillmor, Ward Cunningham, Ramana Rao, Erik van Bekkum, Jay Cross, Jeff Pulver, Socialtext, Ray Ozzie, Dan Bricklin, Jim McGee, Loïc Le Meur, and Simon Waldman.
Five years ago, Socialtext was but a spark in my eye, I had a newborn and was feeding off of the energy fo the web. Not all the people in the above blogroll, back when blogrolls meant something, are still blogging, but are still around and I wonder what would happen if you put them into a room.
I'm not sure what the next five years holds for me. I think I'll still be here. Making energy to get energy.