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Blog Herald For Sale – Take 2

Posted By Darren Rowse 7th of February 2006 Pro Blogging News 13

Those of you who don’t read Blog Herald might have missed the news that the previous sale of that blog fell through in the last week. As a result they’ve started an auction process over at SitePoint Forums.

Last time I checked the bidding had risen to $19,000 – still a long way to go to the previous sale price of $72,000 but not bad for only being live for a few hours.

There is no specific end date to the auction yet because Jeremy (who is brokering the deal) will be away for a few days (but it looks like being a week long auction unless there is an agreement with a bidder made in the mean time which is often the case in these things).

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  • Yeah, I’ve been watching it since he posted it. First time I looked, it was 5k. I blinked, then it was 19k. I think this one will sell pretty well, especially for a site that makes 2k monthly revenue.

    Vic

  • Shame it fell thru – hopefully, it can sell for close to that amount at SitePoint.

    I wonder if Jeremy or Duncan would be willing to let us know the reasons – just that we’re pretty much in a new era of selling blogs, so every bit of knowledge helps.

    btw, I’m testing the coComment beta service with this comment – so far I’m loving it.

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  • That’s too bad. I really enjoy reading the Blog Herald. I hope the new owner will still blog about blogging news.

  • I see theres a BIN of $50,000 so it wont reach the previous offer of $72,000. Personally, i would have set the BIN at $80,000.

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  • bee

    Ridiculous! My blog gets 4-5 times more traffic and I know it would never sell for that much. Whoever ends up with the blog herald is on crack.

  • Bee – it’s not only the traffic that counts – it’s the income from advertising that is also important.

    So don’t feel bad if you’re not making that sort of money from your blog ;)

  • I’m only a little bit surprised it fell through, taking over a blog like that is a huge undertaking.

  • I agree Peter. I would be all over it except for the fact of the time involved. Definitely a HUGE undertaking.

  • Bee, your blog gets 3 to 4 million page views per month and it’s not worth $50,000? What’s your URL?

  • 70.000 for something that says:
    “Error establishing a database connection

    This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can’t contact the database server at 70.85.236.226.” ?

    That’s quite a sale….. BTW Darren you have a little problem with your sql too: “Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Too many connections in /home/b5media/public_html/blogroll/index.php on line 3
    Could not connect to mysql”

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