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:
- 100 shares of Chris Reider’s blog The Bone
- 100 shares of Jennifer Crawford’s blog How do you feel?
- 100 shares of Andy’s blog News of the Banal
- 100 shares of Derek’s Weblog, radcap.com
- 100 shares of My own blog The Tone Report
- 1 share of Carly Towle’s blog Murmurs and ramblings (because it was so damn expensive)
…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?