PR blogger Steve Rubel took a pounding for suggesting that Weblogs Inc, the premier blog network founded by charismatic entrepreneur Jason Calacanis won’t survive in his absence. As you may recall, Calacanis resigned his post at AOL, the company to which he sold WIN a little over a year ago, assuming a position within the company as part of the deal.
But, the question remains. Can WIN survive without the sometime quarrelsome, but always passionate Calacanis to guide it? Will his co-founder, Brian Alvey, and other WIN die-hards remain on-board? If you read the comments from some of them, including Calacanis, on Steve’s blog, they declare they will and that the network will continue to thrive, not just survive.