Oh ye loyal Wildsnowers, I just did the math and we’ve got around 2,000 blog posts at the ready for your perusal. But I know most of you just read the latest. To that end, once in a while I bring an old post to the fore. This one from 2005 is a fun one to share. It’s a link to a newspaper interview of yours truly from the days when print media still felt blogging was a mutant stepchild of the Fourth Estate, and worth indepth coverage as to who was doing what. Print media still mentions the “blgosphere,” but only when they have to, as online publishers seek trad media advertising dollars like wolves hitting an elk calf (though often without such easy eating). It was cool getting in on the party when the ink and paper guys would still promote you as something fresh. As to the interview, I said I wasn’t planning on ranting. I guess I reneged (grin), and indeed it seems most newspapers have now gone online so the boundaries have blurred. (Oh, and as far as I know we never made it into the NYT.)
Below from January 10, 2005
Today’s ADN has a nice article about our blog, New York Times next?
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.