A few of us here in the Portland area use a little event planning and RSVP service called Upcoming. Actually, at least 600 of us. You might remember Upcoming as the place where Ignite Portland was the second most popular event, next to SXSW. Or you might not.
Either way, what does Upcoming have to do with anything? Isn’t that a service owned by Yahoo!?
Well, yes. But—stick with me here—before it was purchased by Yahoo!, it was one of Andy Baio‘s projects. But not his only project. Another one of his projects has been waxy.org, a popular tech blog. And while publishing was a little haphazard during Baio’s stint at Yahoo!, postings are back on now.
So what does this have to do with Portland? Well, Baio lives in Portland now. So waxy.org is officially a Portland pub. So you should be reading it.
At least that’s the story with which I’m going.
(Hat tip Marshall Kirkpatrick)
[…] And, this isn’t the first time Portland has been lucky enough to attract a major blog to our fair city. Another high-traffic property—Waxy.org—became a Portland blog when Andy Baio moved here earlier this year. […]
Hey, it’s great to be here! Let me know if you ever want to get together, I love meeting like-minded individuals. You can buy me a beer. 🙂
Oh, sweet! I never made the Portland connection (though I did immediately resub as soon as it was noted that Andy was back to posting regularly).
Man, I love this town. 🙂
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