The debate/discussion over the viability of niche blogging continues (although I really don’t know why… come on people!). TechRecipes is obsessing over it, so I did an interview with them that was just posted. They also interviewed some of the bloggers who’s blogs were shuttered.
Of course, it is unfair to say “AOL killed…” these blogs because it was the decision of the Weblogs, Inc. team to shut them down, and I had started this program with Judith, Brad, and Brian back in the summer of 2006. Our goal was always to focus on the *big* winners and trim the small *winners.* At a big company you need to focus on big things that create big earnings… things like Joystiq, Engadget, Luxist, TVSquad, etc.
Anyway, I don’t work at AOL any more and I’ve said enough about these issues already. No more interviews regarding Netscape, AOL, or Weblogs Inc. please…. if you want to talk about those projects ping AOL now!