News came down yesterday the excellent blog exchange service, BlogExplosion is up for sale and with that announcement, the blogging world implodes to never be the same again.
I have written a lot about BlogExplosion on this Urban Semiotic blog and here are some of my favorite posts from the past few months:
Ten Thousand and Counting
My Blog is Exploding
Building Blog Explosion Traffic
Why Do You Blog?
Blog Ad Banners…
How NOT to Write a Blog
I’ve never been shy to share with you my BlogExplosion stats, and here they are as of this moment on this day:
There has never been any doubt that BlogExplosion was “Da Big Dawg” in
the blog universe and their service always delivered new eyes here and
I loved surfing their service to read lots of other blogs. I made a lot
of friends I didn’t know I had while surfing BlogExplosion member
I realize I’m writing about BlogExplosion as if it is dead — but it is
dead because the passion for the service will die when the pioneer
owners collect their booty from their imploding fire sale and move on
to richer horizons — while the rest of us are left behind to suffer
the “ifs and buts” of a new monolithic MegaMoney owner. “It’s dead,
The BlogExplosion owners, Thomas and Jeff, were stand-up guys who knew
how to do the right thing. They were quick to offer me expert advice
and friendship. Those two knew blogging isn’t about advertising or
coding — blogging is about building relationships between people who
don’t know they share the same belief sets until they bump into each
other via their service. Jeff and Thomas were visionaries who, in the
end, were only making a little more than $4,000.00 USD a month for
their gigantic effort.
You can’t sustain a dream on that kind of paltry
income, let alone a burgeoning business. I hope they both make millions
on the sale.
I wish Thomas and Jeff well. I miss them already.