Product & Startup Builder

Internet history in the making

Added on by Chris Saad.
I have to say this is a pretty fascinating piece of internet history for me. The 'Five Year's Today' post by Evan about Blogger.

I wish I'd have said something more visionary, like, "It's going to be huge, I tell's ya! In five years, Google's* going to own it! And even the president will have a 'blog.'"

I have often wondered what it would feel like to change the world (or at least part of it), and Evan Williams and his team have, with blogger, definitely made a big dent.

It's people like Evan that make you believe that great things are still possible, even for a small team who are just starting out.

The link to their first blog post and the screenshot of their early web page is a wonderful look back at how it all started. It also gives a glimpse as to their initial plans/strategy - for a whole site management tool it seems - and yet how one sliver of that tool (the innovative part) is what really mattered and made them successful.

As Evan said in his 10 steps, narrow your scope to focus on what you do best and beat the big boys.

*Rolls up my sleves for a fight*