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August 16, 2006

If Only I Had Known

According to this thing, the Whatever is worth $501,876.06, based on price AOL paid for the various Weblogs, Inc. properties back in the day. Yes, and if I had vested and sold all my AOL stock in 2000, I would be a millionaire now. Money is fun when it's imaginary and pointless.

Now I'm off. If I don't finish this chapter today, I'm going to slit my own goddamn throat. See you tomorrow.

Posted by john at August 16, 2006 09:31 AM

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Patrick Nielsen Hayden | August 16, 2006 10:08 AM

Wow, we're worth $591,637.92. How do they come up with this stuff? I'm pretty sure you get more traffic than we do.

Mary Robinette Kowal | August 16, 2006 10:19 AM

Hm... Interesting. I host my father's blog about his dog Buster, which is worth $564.51, while my blog is worth $0. What's up with that? I've posted daily for two years, he's posted sporadically since February. I guess dogs are more valuable on the web.

John Scalzi | August 16, 2006 10:34 AM


It's measure per link, and more people link to Making Light than to this site, even if this site receives more visitors.

Chang | August 16, 2006 12:29 PM

Hey! Get back to writing, you!

James Goodman | August 16, 2006 12:36 PM

Wow, it makes my measely $16K look like chump change. Which yanno...is quite appropriate. :D

Ann | August 16, 2006 04:07 PM

Holy cow! My LJ is worth nearly $1,700. And it's just me nattering about my kids to a couple of my friends.

Carol Elaine | August 16, 2006 04:38 PM

Hee! In January my blog was worth $0, which made me weep, for I have no life.

I just checked again: $8,468.10.

I'm getting approximately $1,050/mo increase.


Audrey | August 16, 2006 07:31 PM

Since my blog appears to be worth less than my last paycheck, I guess I'm keeping the day job. Ah well.

Simon Haynes | August 16, 2006 10:31 PM

For a much more accurate valuation (and a neat way to waste several hours a day) see blogshares.com
It's a fantasy sharemarket with blogs as the companies, but one of the really useful things about it is that you can view your own blog and see who else is linking to it (and what those inbound links are worth.)
They've managed to add just about every blog on the planet, by the way. And if you join you can claim your own blog and do Dastardly Things with the stock.
I'm not associated with the site, but I do play the game now and then.

La Gringa | August 17, 2006 01:52 AM

Okay, I'm trying to figure out how my blog - which so far as I can tell only about 50 people read - is worth nearly $12,000.


On a totally different note, Mr. Scalzi - did you manage to hook up with anyone from Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego?

John Scalzi | August 17, 2006 07:58 AM

I did, but unfortunately our schedules did not mesh. Maybe next time.

Jack Zall | August 17, 2006 10:54 AM

Woo! $3,387.24! I wonder if you can pay student loans off with imaginary blog money...?

Smurf | August 18, 2006 04:59 PM

F*ck... I actually OWE technorati $50. Thank God I amuse myself.

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