Proving that he is little more than the East Coast's answer to Robert Scoble, Jakob Lodwick quit blogging yesterday. The fired Connected Ventures cofounder blogged his departure from blogging on his blog. "With over 1,700 posts," he writes, "I've seen my identity shift into a weird sort of public figure, which is rewarding. But I admitted to myself tonight that it's become stressful, and I need to take a break and reevaluate my relationship with the Web." According to, Lodwick leaves 50,000 loyal readers behind. They'll miss him. So will we. Until he inevitably unquits, that is.