Why Do People Care What VCs Say?

While it sometimes seem like venture bloggers have become members of the opinion-making chattering class, the truth is that most people don’t care what venture capitalists have to say on blogs. It only seems that way because a disproportionate number of such folks are blogging, and have been blogging for some time.

The above said, I don’t disagree with the points made here by Andrew Watson though, and he does amble across a few of the issues I have raised about venture-bloggers in the past. The only thing I would add to Andrew’s list, and one I haven’t mentioned before, is that many venture capitalists are faintly rankled at not being at the center of the show, so blogging is way of saying “Me! Me! Me!”.

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  1. Andrew says:

    Thanks for the thoughts, Paul. It isn’t that I care what VCs say more than, say, CEOs or plumbers or lion-tamers. It’s that I suspect that VCs blog more than lion-tamers, etc., and that makes me wonder why.

  2. Paul K. says:

    No, you make fair points Andrew, ones that I’ve mused about elsewhere. I just want to caution venture bloggers — some of whom are becoming preening and strangely self-important — that most people don’t actualyl care what they say. It just feels that way …