It’s been a while since I checked on the value of this blog. Back in October it was worthless, and it remained that way for a while. Now it’s apparently worth close to thirty grand. If my ideas are really worth that much…well, we won’t go there.
UPDATE: Tyler Williams is now revelling in the fact that he’s no longer worthless either — and that he has surpassed me by leaps and bounds. How dare he?
As my friend Matt pointed out, these blog values are apparently based not on site visits, but on the number of sites which link to your blog. See the bottom of this page: $564.64/site seems to be the figure used. Then go to this page, type in your blog URL, and click on “search”. You’ll get a return of “X number of sites linking to [your blog]”. If you multiply that number by $564.64, lo and behold, that’s your blog worth.
But that doesn’t wash entirely, because there have always been links to this blog, even back in the days when I was worthless. Well, in any case, the underlying assumption is rather amusing: that media companies would actually pay $564.64 per site that links to you.