Jason Kottke (born September 27, 1973) is an American blogger and web designer currently living in Vermont . [1] He has designed the Silkscreen typeface and has won a Lifetime Achievement Award as a blogger. [2] As of July 2013 , his blog is ranked # 66 overall and # 20 in Science on the Technorati Top 100. [3]

Web design

In 1999, Kottke designed the Silkscreen typeface-since used by Adobe , MTV , and Volvo , among others. [4] His design work has been featured in The New Yorker , The New York Times , Forbes , and Brill’s Content . [4] Kottke also created the Gawker logo. [5]

Blogging career

Kottke, a pioneering blogger, began his blog in March 1998. [6]

In 2000, Kottke and his then-girlfriend (now wife) Meg Hourihan [7] were profiled in a New Yorker article, “You’ve Got Blog”, [8] which introduced a wider audience. His contributions to blogging were acknowledged when he won a Bloggie Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003, after five years of blogging. After a year of soliciting payments from readers who have enjoyed his blog, he has stopped and has managed to develop a subsistence model. [2]

His blogging got him into trouble with Sony [9] when he broke the news [10] of the loss that broke Ken Jennings ‘ Jeopardy! win streak. [11]

References

  1. Jump up^ “About kottke.org” . kottke.org . Retrieved 2016-09-12 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Wearden Graeme (2006-02-23). “Professional blogger throws in the towel” . zdnet.co.uk . CNET Networks . Archived from the original on 2006-12-13 . Retrieved 2013-09-06 .
  3. Jump up^ “Blog Directory / Kottke.org” . Technorati. Archived from the originalon 2013-06-17 . Retrieved 2013-07-01 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:b “Jason Kottke :: Resume” . Kottke.org. Archived from the originalon 2009-02-27 . Retrieved 2012-08-14 .
  5. Jump up^ “The very first Gawker design” . Retrieved 2011-04-26 .
  6. Jump up^ “Jason Kottke, August, 2006 :: Rebecca Blood: Bloggers On Blogging” . Rebecca Blood. 1997-01-07 . Retrieved 2012-02-14 .
  7. Jump up^ Mead, Rebecca (May 29, 2006). “Meg and Jason” . The New Yorker . New York. Archived from the original on 2006-06-12 . Retrieved March 29, 2012 .
  8. Jump up^ Mead, Rebecca (November 13, 2000). “You’ve Got Blog: How to put your business, your boyfriend, and your life on-line” . Archived from the original on 2001-02-02 . Retrieved March 29, 2012 .
  9. Jump up^ “Sony, Ken Jennings, and me” . kottke.org. 2004-12-02 . Retrieved 2013-09-06 .
  10. Jump up^ “The Jeopardy Final of Ken Jennings” . kottke.org. 2004-09-09 . Retrieved 2013-09-06 .
  11. Jump up^ Brian Braiker (2005-03-03). “The Blogosphere’s Matt Lauer – The Daily Beast” . Newsweek.com . Retrieved 2012-02-14 .