I read the announcement of Jason Calacanis’ retirement from blogging this morning with some amusement.  It is pretty funny, yet not altogether unexpected, that someone would make a big deal about it.  Think about the ego you have to have to boldly announce that you’re leaving an unpaid position where you may get read by 10,000 people per day… let alone making the announcement via a faux press conference.  Gimme a break.  In terms of readership, you are at most equivalent to a small town newspaper writer.  At most you are yet another tech voice in everyone’s lengthy RSS list.. which now just got a little smaller.

This may be effective PR… it may even drive more traffic and attention to Mr. Calacanis and his search engine.  As for me, I’ll ignore and move on to the next, far more interesting and relevant story.