Hourihan-Kottke Blog Merger Planned for this Weekend

“Blogging, it turns out, is the CB radio of the Dave Eggers generation,” wrote Rebecca Mead in The New Yorker in November, 2000. She goes on:

And that is how, when Meg Hourihan followed up her French-boyfriend-depression posting with a stream-of-consciousness blog entry a few weeks later saying that she had developed a crush on someone but was afraid to act on it—”Maybe I’ve become very good at eluding love but that’s not a complaint—I just want to get it all out of my head and put it somewhere else,” she wrote—her love life became not just her business but the business of bloggers everywhere.

That crush, Ms. Mead revealed in her piece, was on uber-blogger Jason Kottke; later he would move to San Francisco from Minneapolis to be with her. Ms. Hourihan worked then in San Francisco for a company she co-founded called Pyra, which created Blogger, which was later bought by Google.

Later still, the couple would move to New York together.

Although the formerly loose-lipped couple have rarely blogged about it—Ms. Hourihan did announce the engagement last November—this first famous love affair of the blogging age will now be resolved in a happy ending. Meg Hourihan and Jason Kottke plan to marry in a civil ceremony this Saturday evening in Manhattan.

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