UPDATE to UPDATE: I promise I’ll stop after this one! Looks like Jeremy posted a nice post that lays out the business case for hiring a blogger. I may have more to say about this after I think on it for a bit…
UPDATE: It just occurred to me (yeah, I’m slow) that this is pretty much what I was talking about in a previous post on blogs and jobs. Great exposure for Darren and Jeremy, but I’m still on the fence about the real value to a potential buyer.
Wow, I just ran across a couple of interesting ebay auctions. Both are bloggers who are offering their blogging skills for auction. Jeremy Wright of Ensight and Darren Barefoot of, well, DarrenBarefoot.com. They’ve both got decent bids too.
I’ve gotta say, I don’t really understand who would bid on these auctions. If you have big company, you probably have plenty of writing talent. If you have a small company, you’ve got a bunch of options like elance.com, guru.com, etc… I guess I’m just contrarian on this topic. It seems like the offer is weighted way more heavily in favor of Jeremy and Darren than potential bidders, since they’ll get new clients, but will the bidders get anything more than they’d get elsewhere? Celebrity bounce maybe? There’s no doubt that either of them can get the technology working for a company, but anybody who is savvy enough to want to hire a blogger ought to be savvy enough to figure out how to set one up.
I guess I’m taking the contrarian position on this topic. 🙂