The blogosphere’€™s most stumbling blog, Jack of all Blogs, thinks so. I would probably have missed this story since Jack of all Blogs has been in feed reader limbo for a while, they just haven’€™t delivered anything good for, well, ages.
I’€™ve never soled a site at Sitepoint, or any other auction site. All my deals have been made through direct contact with the buyer (and seller, when being on that side of the fence), which probably have landed me less attractive deals at times but still, public auctions can be like flashing the coat open in a public place, if you know what I mean. Sometimes all you’€™ve got is your credibility, and the fact that your brand is a lot stronger than it should be, just because it seems that way. And then neither you nor the buyer (yes, you got to disclose, you greedy little thing you!) wants it out in the open.
And sometimes you get screwed, like I was fairly recently. Tough break, but I’€™ve managed and will hopefully make a healthy profit in the end. But that’€™s beside the point.
What I’€™m curious about is how you guys, our beloved and always so pleasant readers here at The Blog Herald, views the practices over at Sitepoint? Who’€™s in control, who’€™s at a disadvantage, and why? I’€™m curious, partly because of the two posts mentioned, and partly because I intend to use Sitepoint, or an alike service, in the future.
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.