I recently caught up with Craig Newmark, Heather Armstrong, and Jason Kottke at SxSW where I spoke on bootstrapping and starting a new company, one of my favorite topics. :) Luckily, I found out Craig, Heather and Jason are sweetriot lovers as we shared some cacao in the green room before our sessions.
What is great about each of them is their unassuming nature. They have created presence on the web but they are kind and approachable. Like everyone else, they grapple with things like the growth of their website or how to get through all of their daily email.
Craig spoke at SxSW on building community on Craig's List and his amazing role as customer service representative - yes, that is his title and he is committed to it. Service is truly at the core of his work. Jason Kottke of Kottke.org and Heather Armstrong of Dooce spoke on the growth of their individuals blogs and how to create a sustainable lifestyle around them. Continue to watch out for all 3 of these great individuals.