I attended the first half of a seminar yesterday at the University of Utah by the Kauffman Foundation on angel investing. Kauffman does a lot to promote entrepreneurship. They have presented this "Power of Angel Investing" seminar more than 20 times. Led by Entrepreneur-in-Residence Bill Payne, the presentations and materials were designed to help people become angel investors or to learn how to be a smarter angel investor.
Years ago I was a big fan of the meVC concept, a venture capital fund that was publicly traded allowing small investors to own shares in order to hopefully participate in some of the big returns venture capital firms often see. It didn't work, but now it appears that some hedge funds are considering going public as well.
Joi Ito shared some nice Dave Sifry (CEO of Technorati) chart's showing the number of blog posts each day over the past two years. It appears that more and more people are discovering how fulfilling blogging really is. Last November I posted my thoughts about the benefits of blogging. Check it out, and let me know why you blog or don't blog.