Last week I tossed up a link to my shares page on Blogshares.
The gist: Pretend that blogs are publicly traded companies whose values rise and fall depending on the demand for it’s “stock”. Your stock will also rise if another blog links to your blog.
For example, I just bought:

…which is everyone I could. If your Livejournal account is free your stock isn’t available. Nor are Xanga sites (as far as I can tell).
Anyone can get a free Blogshares account and buy a few hundred shares of The Tone Report. Weird, huh?
Then there are “categories” which improve your blog’s visibility and are determined by voting members.
Now that I’ve linked to every stock I own I wonder what this’ll do to the value of my portfolio?


Listed on BlogShares

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  1. …that’s really weird.

    Comment by animaetrix00 — August 12, 2004 @ 1:29 pm

  2. and why is mine so expensive!

    Comment by animaetrix00 — August 12, 2004 @ 1:29 pm

  3. Some guy named Suburban Wolf has been trading on your stock.
    Not to mention you’ve gotten some incoming link action…

    Comment by tone_milazzo — August 13, 2004 @ 6:02 am

  4. weeiiiiiiiiird

    Comment by animaetrix00 — August 13, 2004 @ 6:43 am

  5. I don’t know how he did it, but Andy hooked me up with 10 shares of Blogshare stock, worth almost $20,000.
    So I sold one and bought 99 shares of Carly. For completeness. That “1” among all the “100”s was bugging me.

    Comment by tone_milazzo — August 13, 2004 @ 9:10 am

  6. yay!

    Comment by animaetrix00 — August 13, 2004 @ 9:27 am

  7. I so don’t get this. Maybe that’s why I’m still poor.

    Comment by the_bone — August 13, 2004 @ 2:28 pm

  8. I bet if Blogshares was based on some sort of communist co-op economics you’d be all over it.
    Eh, comrade?

    Comment by tone_milazzo — August 16, 2004 @ 8:30 am

  9. You’re the first to purchase stock in sacredwhore — I wonder if I get a special dollar to put on the wall?

    Thanks for sending me traffic and reading — did you find me via Warren?

    I’m Friending you via this LJ that I still keep for reading the LJverse. Hi.

    x.
    Melissa

    Comment by beautifultoxin — August 20, 2004 @ 7:34 am

  10. > Thanks for sending me traffic and reading

    You’re welcome. It’s been my pleasure.

    >– did you find me via Warren?

    Probably, I read so many feeds these days it’s hard to keep them strait.

    I do remember that I came across sacredwhore when I was developing characters for a novel. I was researching contemporary magician “types”. Sacred Prostitute happened to be one of the types I’d come up with. I saw that you really did have an interest in magic (and a very useful page of links, thank you) and I’ve been reading your blog for inspiration ever since.

    I’m glad to have finally made your acquaintance. Reading a woman I don’t know’s blog makes me feel a little… you know.

    Comment by tone_milazzo — August 20, 2004 @ 8:18 am

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