The Sound Of Silence

Regular readers might have noticed that I didn't post yesterday. That's a rarity for me. Typepad tells me that I have made 4,744 posts since I started blogging on September 23, 2003 (this blog had its sixth birthday this past week which I failed to notice). That math works out to 1.2 posts per day.

I like to keep this blog fresh and it bugs me when there is a day old post at the top. But yesterday was one of those rare days when I didn't have anything to say. Part of it was that I had spent most of the day on a plane flying back from London, part of it was that I arrived to an onslaught from journalists and bloggers who wanted to talk to me about Twitter, and part of it was that I had a ton of stuff I needed to do when I arrived home. So no blog post yesterday.

In addition to not saying anything on this blog, I also had nothing to say about the Twitter financing. That annoyed a lot of people who were writing about it yesterday. But I don't think financings are particularly interesting to talk about. I like what Twitter had to say about the financing:

There's a lot of talk today about our financing. Yesterday we closed a
significant round of funding with a group of investment firms that
we're excited to publicly thank: Insight Venture Partners, T. Rowe
Price, Institutional Venture Partners, Spark Capital, Benchmark
Capital, and Morgan Stanley.

It was important to us that we find
investment partners who share our vision for building a company of
enduring value. Twitter's journey has just begun and we are committed
to building the best product, technology, and company possible. I'm
proud of the team we've built so far and I'm confident in the future
we'll build together.

That is the whole post. And it is probably one of the shortest posts on the Twitter blog in my memory.

The truth is financings are important to keep the company funded but they are not achievements in their own right. I like that Twitter's post acknowledges that.

So that explains my silence yesterday. I really had nothing to say. I feel the need to speak coming back already and have some good posts rumbling around in my mind this morning. So stay tuned in to this channel. I promise we won't have too many blackout days like yesterday.

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