CategoryBlog Networks
Light the Torch – Olympics Blog
12th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 3

Light the Torch – Olympics Blog

In case you hadn’t heard – b5media is having some fun with an Olympic blog over at Light the Torch where we’ve opened it up for others to join us in the blogging frenzy (it’s a group blog with bloggers each representing their own countries – there are even Aussies ...more
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Insular Linking on Blog Networks
11th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 31

Insular Linking on Blog Networks

jkOnTheRun has an interesting story on how Blog Networks can get pretty insular with their ‘source links’ (ie crediting where they get stories from). The example given is one where the writer (jk) had been credited as being the source of a story on a Weblogs Inc blog (which was ...more
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Gawker Launches Valleywag
3rd of February 2006 Darren Rowse 6

Gawker Launches Valleywag

I generally don’t announce when blog networks launch blogs but for some reason when Gawker Media launch one I sit up and take note – because they have an amazing strike rate of launching very successful blogs. They don’t take the machine gun approach and go for lots of small ...more
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Know More Media Blog Network
2nd of February 2006 Darren Rowse 23

Know More Media Blog Network

Just stumbled over Know More Media, a new (launched mid December, I must have missed it in the end of year frenzy) blog network that has quickly launched quite a few blogs – all focussing upon business. I’m yet to get through all of their blogs yet but some of ...more
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Money Blog Network Launches
23rd of January 2006 Darren Rowse 8

Money Blog Network Launches

Top Personal Finance Bloggers Unite to Launch MoneyBlogNetwork I’ve just received the following press release announcing that 5 personal finance blogs have just banded together in a new blog network – the MoneyBlogNetwork. The five blogs forming the new network are: * JLP of AllThingsFinancial * Jim of Blueprint for ...more
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Building 9rules
16th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 5

Building 9rules

Colin Devroe has started an interesting series of posts on the topic of how 9rules.com was built. The first in the series looks at the early days and how they used WordPress to accept submissions and add new blogs to the network. This promises to be an interesting series to ...more
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Award for Best Blog Awards – Nominations Open
15th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 17

Award for Best Blog Awards – Nominations Open

It’s that time of the year when every second day there seems to be a new blog award announced for people to nominate blogs for and then to vote for. So I thought maybe it was time for someone to run a ‘blog award award’. I’m going to do it ...more
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b5media Reflections – 4 Months In
11th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 9

b5media Reflections – 4 Months In

If you’ve got some bookkeeping skills you might like to head over to b5media where we’ve just advertised that we need someone like you. In other b5media news – with the last few blogs that we just launched (3 more from the merger) we now have 63 blogs (and over ...more
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An Argument Against Blog Networks
4th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 20

An Argument Against Blog Networks

I was chatting with Yaro recently in an interview he recorded with me (I think it’ll go live in January) and we got briefly onto Blog Networks. I don’t remember the exact question that he asked me but as I answered I found myself saying that: ‘some blog network owners ...more
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