CategoryBlog Networks
Gawker Blog Network Reshuffles
3rd of July 2006 Darren Rowse 16

Gawker Blog Network Reshuffles

Nick Denton has a fascinating post regarding a restructuring of the Gawker blog network – it’s called Battening down and in it Nick outlines some of the changes Gawker is making (ending two blogs and reshuffling staff on four others. The reasons for the changes are five-fold: Decreases in Advertising ...more
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Blog Network Owner Shares ‘Mistakes I’ve Made’
26th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 11

Blog Network Owner Shares ‘Mistakes I’ve Made’

Mac Slocum at The Independent Publisher is reflecting upon the first year of development of his Fodder Network and has written a post on the five biggest mistakes that he’s made along the road so far. Mistake No. 1: Underestimating the Time Commitment – I suspect this is something many ...more
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Happy Birthday 9rules Network
3rd of May 2006 Darren Rowse 4

Happy Birthday 9rules Network

A big congratulations to the team at 9rules Network for 1 year of building blog community and raising the bar when it comes to quality blogs working together! As a network these guys have had a year of highs and lows (as any start up does) but they’ve come through ...more
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Interview with Matt Jones of Random Shapes
16th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 3

Interview with Matt Jones of Random Shapes

There’s a great interview with teen blog network owner Matt Jones from Random Shapes over at The Blog Herald. I love reading the stories of (and meeting) young technological entrepreneurs. There’s something about the freshness of their ideas and ‘can do’ attitude that is so amazing. I think Matt’s one ...more
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Why You Shouldn’t Join a Blog Network
16th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 21

Why You Shouldn’t Join a Blog Network

Having looked at some of the advantages of joining a blog network it’s only fair that we look at the flip side. Blog networks will not suit every blogger’s personality, style and goals and you should take into account the following before signing up for one: 1. Revenue Split – ...more
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Why Should you Join a Blog Network?
15th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 128

Why Should you Join a Blog Network?

After posting yesterday a basic Introduction to Blog networks I now want to turn my attention to some of the positives about joining a blog network as a blogger (the negatives will come in the next post in the series). Please note that I’m not writing about the benefits of ...more
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Introduction to Blog Networks
14th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 37

Introduction to Blog Networks

I’ve done a little study in the past few years on ‘movements’ as part of my interest in emerging forms of spirituality and one of the things that I’ve come to know a little about is how new movements often start as fairly chaotic and disconnected entities but generally over ...more
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Jason Calacanis Talks about the AOL Sale – Podcast
9th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 2

Jason Calacanis Talks about the AOL Sale – Podcast

If you’ve been watching the rise of Weblogs Inc over the last couple of years and want to hear some of the behind the scenes story of the AOL sale then you might want to listen to an interview with Jason Calacanis recounting the story on a techcon TPN podcast. ...more
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Shiny Media launch The Googly – Cricket Blog
2nd of March 2006 Darren Rowse 15

Shiny Media launch The Googly – Cricket Blog

I’m an Aussie and I’m proud of it – so when a blog launches on our national sport (ok, one of them) my ears prick up. UK blog network, Shiny Media have just launched a Cricket Blog by the name of The Googly. Now this is not a blog that ...more
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