We've been chasing Brian Solis for the past couple of days to  give him the word that he's this week's SMT Blogger of the Week but aside from a couple of cryptic e-mails we've been unable to track him down and do our usual exhaustive reportage on exactly who this mysterious person is and why he is so good at this blogging business.

A visit to one of his websites reveals a possible reason for our inability to connect in a Russertian sort of way.  It's party time in Austin, as SXSW demonstrates that real world schmoozing is almost as good as Twittering. 

Here's what we know about Brian from his main web site:

"Brian Solis is Principal of FutureWorks, an award-winning PR agency in Silicon Valley. Solis blogs at PR2.0, bub.blicio.us, WebProNews, and regularly contributes PR and tech insight to industry publications. Solis is co-founder of the Social Media Club, is an original member of the Media 2.0 Workgroup, and also is a contributor to the Social Media Collective."

Maybe, Brian will drop by when he recovers from SXSW and clear up the mystery.

UPDATED:  Brian sent some additional thoughts before heading off to beddy-bye:

Blogging for me is a labor of love. I've never really had the knack for writing shorter posts. Most of my articles evolve into essays and usually consume a significant amount of time, passion, and research, in order to capture a topic that appeals to readers of different levels.

Whether we realize it or not, every post becomes a permanent record in the library of content, aka the WWW, people visit and refer to every second of the day. I've been writing about how the Web would force marketing to evolve, adding new layers of influencers and also tools, philosophies, strategies, and sociologies in order to reach them since the mid 90s. I've lived high tech PR even longer.  Blogging for me, was simply an extension of this work, but I still contribute traditional print articles to this day.

Professionally, I've always had people who inspired and motivated me. Most of the time however, I was on my own to learn and explore the new marketing landscape. Since then, I've committed myself to helping people who need resources using the channels that reach them, blogs, ebooks, essays, and educational books. And, I'm just one of the many voices out there.

With every day that passes, more people turn to blogs and the web for information. Expect to see even more from me over time.