I have enough domain names now that I could spend everyday of the next month putting up a new website. Perhaps that could be a good goal for Febuary – 28 days, 28 websites.” and today, he’s planning it.
Today he writes:
I have a heap of domains just sitting there, so I thought I would set a challenge to get 28 new sites up and running over the 28 days in February. Of course these won’t be fully complete sites, and some might just be a single page, but the fact is I need to get them all going. So I have decided to create the “28 sites in 28 days” challenge.
Now, this could be a clever piece of linkbait to get people hooked (worked for me). If no further goals are set, it’s not a particularly hard challenge to fulfil, either. Most people with a bit of technical know-how (or even not) could install some WordPress blogs on some unused domains, whack an intro message up, and call it a web site. Technically, it is.
Of course we all know that the main issue in creating a successful web site is the content, and a static one page site isn’t likely to do well, unless it’s incredible in itself, and is incredibly marketed.
Maybe any momentum gained from this announcement will give the 28 sites the exposure they need to get going. Still, an ongoing maintenance of 28 sites – either adding new content or marketing a product web site – is no small task for one individual, particularly as it sounds as if Mike is a pretty busy guy already.
It will also be an interesting experiment to review the sites in six months time and see if they are making any significant amount of income.
Or any income. Or even still exist. Or have made it out of the Google sandbox.
What do you think?