Why Mike Rundle Can’t Sleep: BlogMedia Buys Blog Herald
There are only 2 types of divorces. The kind which end amicably and the kind that ends with one or both wanting to run the other over with a Mack Truck.
No matter how the divorce ends though, the real pressure falls on the new guy (or girl). They will always be wondering in the back of their minds, “How do I compare to the ex?”
The divorce seems to be an amicable one. Duncan annouced he wanted out weeks ago. It was thought he was leaving with over $70,000. But that relationship fell through and Blog Media came into the picture.
The new owners of the Blog Herald tell us to expect much of the same:
Our intent is to operate the Blog Herald in much the same manner that Duncan has since its founding – reporting on news around the blogosphere and commenting on the technology that drives this strange new medium we find ourselves in.
And a few changes:
Down the road a bit, you’ll see us put together a blog channel within the BlogMedia Network and leverage the unique content of each of our sites across the network. We’re already doing this on a small scale within Problogging. We’ll also have our designers (Chris Pearson and Ben Bleikamp) give the site a facelift in the near future.
I asked Matt, the new editor, how much did BlogMedia pay for the Herald. Here’s the answer I got:
As far as the price goes, we made a deal that we were all happy with. We paid a price that we thought was fair and reflected the value that Duncan had created with The Blog Herald.
Whatever. I’m guessing the low 30’s.
BlogMedia is not an uncontroversial owner. In fact, the famed 9rules massacre where Scrivs and company started removing sites began with those sites who were affiliated with BlogMedia.
…this new policy was put into effect because we feel that we cannot be associated (either directly or indirectly) with companies or brands that may negatively affect how people perceive 9rules…
Now, one of those companies, own a high profile Blog news site.
This is going to be fun to watch.Explore posts in the same categories: 9rules, blog herald, blog networks, BlogMedia, Duncan Riley, gossip, Mike Rundle, Paul Scrivens