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Blogging Fingers Sold For $6000, What’s Next?

Many of you will have already heard from the coverage of this sale all over the blogosphere that after just 2 hours of being up for auction on SitePoint Blogging Fingers was sold for the shiny figure of $6000! I am very happy with the sale, it has taken a lot of pressure off of me.

A potential problem when a blog changes ownership is that core loyal readership gets disgruntled and decreases in number because they used to read the blog to read the original bloggers opinions. I took this into account when making the sale and I have agreed with the new owner that I will stay blogging here for at least 1 more week.

I am still in negotiations about staying on for longer.

This weeks posts will contain lots of material about the sale, including what I did behind the scenes, lessons learned and other must-read info if you are thinking of selling your blog.

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Comment by David Bradley | 2007-11-02 16:24:28

Congratulations!

I guess you’re not goint to retire on that, but it’s certainly better than a poke in the eye with a blogging finger

db

Comment by Matt Jones | 2007-11-03 08:28:28

lol David, is it even legal to retire at 18?

 
 

Comment by Adnan | 2007-11-02 22:30:07

Good stuff Matt - congrats on that awesome figure and hope you stay on.

 

Comment by Gerri | 2007-11-02 23:22:07

Congratulations Matt. That was a really good sale.

 

Comment by Israel | 2007-11-03 00:05:59

your a sell out man. a bloody sell out.

Comment by Matt Jones | 2007-11-03 08:29:20

Yes I am, but I’m also sticking around for a while longer.

Comment by Israel | 2007-11-04 00:41:55

Good job on the sale., I wish you success in what ever else you do, including halo 3.

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Comment by Matt Jones | 2007-11-04 09:54:17

Haha thanks Israel :)

 
 
 
 

Comment by Ken Xu | 2007-11-03 08:17:40

Congratulation, Matt. :) It’s great to hear that this blog have a higher standard that you ever imagine! :)
Oh, going to miss your post when you are going away from the fingers!

 

Comment by Matt Jones | 2007-11-03 08:28:58

Thanks everyone :)

 

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Comment by Dave Davis | 2007-11-04 10:59:16

Congratulations Matt. Best of luck for the future.

 

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Comment by bloggernoob | 2007-11-05 21:58:45

congrats to the new owner of this site. i wanted to buy it but was too rich for my blood

 

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Comment by Mike | 2007-11-26 20:29:54

Best of luck to you in your future. I’m sure that we will hear a lot of you.

 

Comment by brant | 2008-04-11 06:29:01

I’m sure that I’m the only normal person here. Why would I think so? Because no one normal would have written anything like posts below on this kind of website.

 

Comment by Asav Patel | 2008-09-02 12:41:44

According to My knowledge and valuation methods your blog’s Net worth is $ 86,936.16.
than why did u sell your blog for just $ 6000?….

i m master in Business & IP Assets (Intellectual Properties)…… if u have waited for few more years (means 5 more years) than its net worth would be over $ 1 Million….. (according to the current Compounded annual Growth Rate of 40%).

than why did u sell your Blog for just $ 6000?….

 

Comment by tekkaus | 2010-10-30 16:30:24

I agreed with Asav Patel. You should have waited longer or keep the blog and let it funnel in unlimited income every month. :(

 

Comment by Prashant | 2011-01-06 22:00:07

guys its really encouraging to see above figures.

conratz matt for sale.

 

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