JohnCow.com Up For Sale
Finally, it has to happen. JohnCow.com is up for sale. Or could this be another of his pranks as we all know the Cow is capable of all kinds of tricks ever since he came onto the blogging scene.
But this time, it looks like Mr Moo is truly moo-ving. And where would he roam? He has been talking a lot about the Land of Oz lately and that's where the Cow is heading.
Yes, people, Australia beckons. If the sale of JohnCow.com goes through, Mr Moo will be out of circulation for a few months until he has put his new house (farm?) in order Down Udder (correction: it's Down Under).
JohnCow.com -- a parody of JohnChow.com -- was launched on July 1, 2007 and before you could say "milk and mooney" the cow blog was hitting the ground running and creating a huge buzz in the blogosphere.
The popular John Cow will be missed by many of his blogging fans as he seeks greener pasture in Australia. We all wish him well once some cow wannabes cough up "a minimum of 25K and a BIN of 50K" for his blog. But to be honest, we are just wondering whether the site could really be worth that much, popular as it seems to be, especially when it was first launched.
In recent times, people have been selling (or should we say disposing) of their sites for ridiculous sums of money with pumped up traffic stats and whatnot. Yet, there are takers.
Look at it this way, a popular blog may have tons of RSS subscribers but when a new owner takes over, would these subscribers stay around or pack up?
CashQuests.com comes to mind - Kumiko made it a big success but now it looks like deadwood floating in the water. The style and quality of the content is no longer there, so we see subscribers migrating elsewhere.
Nevertherless, in order to spread the word about the sale, John Cow is encouraging all and sundry to pass on the news. He'll hand out a 5% commission on the sales price if he finds the right buyer who found JohnCow.com through you.
Whether the new owner of JohnCow.com will continue with the tradition of the cow blog or take it in a new direction remains to be seen. And who knows, after settling down in Oz, Mr Moo might pop up one day with a kangaroo blog! That would be hoppity cool, mate.
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