December 07, 2006
So, anyone out there got a blog (or blogs) that they are about to or have abandoned?
Something more than 90 days old and indexed by Google?
I'd be interested in picking up the reins of such things if anyone does. Drop me a line if you do.
Yes, the intention is to use them to make money and for particularly appealing ones I might well come to terms (those with very high Pagerank for example). I'll certainly be donating whatever money is made from 20 January to the 27 th to the RNLI Save Our Soles Day, whether there are direct terms or not.
Think of it perhaps as a way of turning something you're not using any more into a charity donation.
Another way to think of it might be that I am some ghastly money grubber who really shouldn't be allowed to pollute the blogosphere in this manner. Your choice, of course.
Just to make clear, I'm interested in just about any blog that has more than a few posts on it. Something that's been abandoned for a few months is no problem. No, I won't mess with the archives. No, no porn, gambling or spamming involved. Rather, more of a google bomb machine.
This has been republished to keep it at the top for a couple of days. Anyone? Bueller?
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Do we get it back when you've finished with it?
Tim adds: No, it would be an ongoing thing.
Posted by: Bishop Hill | Dec 5, 2006 7:57:40 PM
You can have my old site (infinitivesunsplit) if you don't mind blogger - drop me a mail.
Posted by: Cleanthes | Dec 5, 2006 10:03:39 PM
This is a very good way to get your own site delisted from Google. Try searching for Maxspeak if you don't believe me.
Tim adds: I actually referred to the MaxSpeak thing here. He even answered. No, not the same at all, not the same at all at all.
He sold subdomains to someone flogging (hard) porno. No, I'm not going to do anything like that at all.
Posted by: dsquared | Dec 5, 2006 10:08:04 PM
actually scrub that; I see Max is back. He did get delisted though, for making his site available to a similar exercise.
Posted by: dsquared | Dec 5, 2006 10:12:11 PM
Go and have a chat with Scott Burgess at 'The Daily Ablution'. He's been quiet since September.
Tim adds: I think he'll be back though.
Posted by: Recusant | Dec 6, 2006 3:20:00 PM
Looking to join me in the good life, Tim? I have to warn you, though. Adjusting to a 2-day working week makes you ask yourself some big questions - i.e. should I shave today or see what happens if I let it grow for a few weeks :)
Posted by: sortapundit | Dec 6, 2006 10:34:24 PM
He only just stopped, but he is one of the biggest leftist activists in Sweden taking a pause to rethink his role in the class struggle. I just couldn't resist the irony... :)
Posted by: Anders | Dec 7, 2006 7:35:42 AM
Due to the fact that I am naive to the wonderful world of blogging and that I am also a computer illiterata, I am intrigued with the concept of making some extra sovs out of blogging.
I understood blogging to be a parallel community where you could just grouse a lot and then form subgroups of unified whingers who would never actually do anything about their shared moans except moan together in a kind of harmonised e-whine.
Now you imply it's possible to turn my meagre blog [ or indeed even defunct blogs ]into a nice little earner.
How much are you talking about here?
Please tell me if I'm likely to repair the damage of 9/11 and some ghastly equity trading decisions on my tattered portfolio by moneyblogging.
Can I retire early on the proceeds by making £30K a year?
Posted by: Nostrumdammit | Dec 7, 2006 11:21:25 AM
Send me an email if this interests you. I also have this one: http://tom_fuller.typepad.com/
I guess I just don't understand what you intend to do with them... the second one has an expired subscription to deal with, as well.
Posted by: Tom Fuller | Dec 7, 2006 6:49:48 PM
Just to observe the damn obvious. Why don't you open up a few new blogger accounts??
What's your game??
Posted by: sam_m | Dec 7, 2006 8:06:56 PM
If you feel like it
Posted by: Elaib | Dec 7, 2006 11:42:00 PM