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Thursday, 10 February 2011
I had a really strange email this week. The subject line was "I want to buy your blog" - and the content was more or less what you'd expect, given that.
I've never seen anything quite like this proposal. They're quite up-front about the fact that they just want it for search engine rankings, but they want to buy entire blogs, including all the content and the domain name.
The message invited me to suggest a price, but honestly? I can't think of a number high enough. I'm hugely attached to this blog, to my readers, to the social side of blogging. I've poured hours of my life into it: I do this because I love it. It could never be worth as much to anyone else as it is to me.
But even without trying to price the emotional connection, the examples of successful sales given in the message are out by orders of magnitude from what any sane person would accept (e.g. $1000 for a blog... when a blogger can easily get over $100 for a single advert).
Has this happened to anyone else....? And just for fun - what would be your magic number??