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Blogs for Sale – How Much is Your Blog Worth?
16th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 12

Blogs for Sale – How Much is Your Blog Worth?

One of the trends that I suspect we’ll see more of in 2005 and beyond is Blogs for Sale. This past year saw Jeremy Wright sell his blog which proved that its possible – but the question it leaves me wondering is – ‘How Much?’ How much would you sell ...more
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Doc Searls responds to Blogging for Money Criticism
16th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 3

Doc Searls responds to Blogging for Money Criticism

Doc Searls has been on the receiving end of some criticism recently after some of what he said at BloggerCon and a quote that appeared in a recent Newsweek article on blogging. Today he posts a good post clarifying his postition on problogging: ‘So let me make this as clear ...more
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Holiday Visits to Retail Sites Up 24 Percent
16th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Holiday Visits to Retail Sites Up 24 Percent

ClickZ reports that traffic continues to be up in online retail outlets which is a good sign for many probloggers who use affiliate programs to send their readers to such stores: ‘In another indication of the growth of advertising and retail opportunities online this holiday season, U.S. visits to shopping ...more
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Weblogs Inc revise 100 blogs in a year prediction
15th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Weblogs Inc revise 100 blogs in a year prediction

Jason Calacanis reflects upon the end of Weblogs Inc’s first year of blogging in which they had predicted started 100 blogs but in which they will actually start approximately 75. He writes: ‘However, the main reason for us not hitting 100 is that we decided to shift our strategy from ...more
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Blog Predictions for 2005
15th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Blog Predictions for 2005

Already I’ve seen three articles with predictions for 2005 – expect a lot more! The best of those relating to Blogging today is from Pete Blackshaw from ClickZ who writes a number of insightful predictions including one on blogs which he says will ‘absorb flak, yet stay on track’: ‘Publishers, ...more
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A Message of Hope for Depressed ProBloggers
13th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 1

A Message of Hope for Depressed ProBloggers

Judging by my inbox this mornig it seems that my post examining whether contextual advertising is viable on a blog both inspired and depressed a few bloggers that had been thinking about running Adsense and Overture on their blogs. In short what I was trying to show in the post ...more
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The Alpha Bloggers
13th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

The Alpha Bloggers

Newsweek has an interesting article this week on the Alpha Bloggers (A list bloggers) – There is nothing too new in it although I was interested in this last paragraph – complete with a typical Doc Searls back hander swipe at a Probloggers. ‘And what do the alpha bloggers get ...more
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The Blogfather? Jason Calacanis expands family
11th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

The Blogfather? Jason Calacanis expands family

Netimperative has an interesting interview with Jason Calacanis whom they label ‘the blogfather’. ‘The term ‘exponential growth’ seems almost an understatement when discussing blogs. But attempts to commercialise this new form remain thin on the ground. New Yorker Jason Calacanis, who has just launched his 62nd commercial blog, tells Alex ...more
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InsideBlogging – The Blog Inside InsideBlogging
10th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

InsideBlogging – The Blog Inside InsideBlogging

Bloggers Darren Barefoot and Jeremy Wright have joined forces in a blogging consultancy relationship going by the name of ‘Inside Blogging’. Of course all good blog consultants can never have enough blogs so they’ve stared an InsideBlogging Blog to give readers the inside word on their new venture. Should be ...more
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