CEO of Xero Rod Drury posted the other day, saying that his blogging days, after five or so years, were coming to an end. This comes hard on the heels of Mahalo CEO Jason Calcanis’ announcement that he too is giving up blogging.
It seems that the trend du jour for CEO’s is to give up blogging – of course blogger’s are a tiny body of people, so there’s a bunch of CEO’s out there (like 98% of them I guess) who either don’t blog or have never even heard the term so it’d be interesting to know if they’ll quickly start blogging and then quit, or if they’ll be seen as the early adopters of not-blogging and the criticism levelled at the about lack of openness will in fact turn into congratulations for being ahead of the times.
On the one hand I totally understand the quitters – being a CEO is a time consuming task, add that to the obvious conflicts of interest, accusations of corporate bias and pressure from various stakeholders and CEO blogging becomes yet another difficult task.
But it’s still a shame – whatever happened to opening um, the democratisation of dialogue and the levelling of the communication networks?
Oh well people come and people go I guess.