I took a minute today to call John Gruber and congratulate him on his 10th anniversary of running Daring Fireball. John has had a tremendous influence on me as a writer and on my current business model.
When I first re-launched The Loop last September, I was worried that it would be too much like Daring Fireball. Obviously, the first call I made was to John to get his opinion. Not only was he open to the new design, he encouraged me to launch it. He also gave me advice on the money side of how The Loop could work.
Thanks John, for everything, including Daring Fireball.