if you just want to download the mp3 and not listen to me talk about it
I was pretty nervous for this show. While he is young i can’t think of a bigger up and coming name then Matt Mullenweg to have as a guest on my show. I have seen him in every tech related website and magazine imaginable. I have had this booked for some months now and I was really glad Matt found some time to come on the show. Also Greg Hartnett had asked if he could co-host the show. He is a huge WordPress fan and also has followed Matt’s career. It might sound weird to have a guest on a show about making money on the internet who really has not specialized in that himself but I thought Matt had tons of great advice to anyone looking to get started or going forward on the net.
First thing that came up was wordcamp. This is the wordpress conference that took place in San Fransisco last summer. I did not have a chance to attend this event but Greg did and they had a few words about it.
Then we got into the readers questions. Matt addressed everything from how he got started to his views on splogs/widgets(mybloglog specifically)/Akismet/wordpress.com/ his drive/AdBrite/ETC… we covered it alot.
I really enjoyed Matt’s take on how he deals with success and the criticism that comes with it. Greg also brought up a great point that he is only 22 yet deals with it super well.
Matt also reveals his drive to create Akismet (spam prevention) stems from his mistake in allowing someone to publish some quesitonable mfa content with AdSense on wordpress.org in April of 2005. I had remembered the content and the controversy but I thought it was pretty cool that that was what spured him to create one of the best spam prevention systems currently in place – Akismet.
Matt also talks about the future of WordPress and his take on the MyBlogLog aquisition by Yahoo.
Thanks Matt for coming on the show!