Million Dollar Homepage Concept Moves to Weblog


I'm loathe to cover this or anything else million dollar homepage-related but, now doubt, someone else will and Adrants will have missed the boat. So here we go. Yijun Sun has ported the million dollar homepage concept to the weblog format and plans to sell blog posts by the character.

Surely, this is just another lame, stupid attempt to latch onto the one and only true and successful million dollar homepage but there's this thing with blogs. They seem to find their way into search engine results a lot better than flat sites. They seem to more effectively lend themselves to link-love. They are Technorati and RSS friendly which serves to spread the existence of the site even further. It's not that anyone's going to run out an subscribe to the RSS feed of this site but that's not the point. The site's content - advertisers who choose to buy posts - will self populate and automatically find there way into the discourse of the blogoshpere and beyond.

Call me stupid - I have already for even giving consideration to this - but it just might have legs. Either that or everyone can point to it as the dumbest thing the blogoshere offered this year and the stupidest thing Adrants ever covered. You decide.

by Steve Hall    Jan- 9-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Weblogs   

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nothing seperates this site from the many other splogs out there. why would a company pay this asshole to post spam on the web when they can do it themselves?

Posted by: anon on January 9, 2006 12:13 PM

oh yeah... one thing is different... foolish bloggers like yourself are linking to it...

Posted by: anon on January 9, 2006 12:16 PM

See, we new someone would note our stupidity:-)

Posted by: Steve Hall on January 9, 2006 12:33 PM

It could be interesting, and not necessarily in a good way for the advertisers. Imagine KFC buys a few hundred characters in the blog and the comments section turns into a PETA rally.

Posted by: Ted on January 9, 2006 1:18 PM

Don't knock someone for trying... if he makes a single dollar is he still an asshole? Not everyone can be such a creative genius like yourself anon… and to the author of this original post: you write for Adrants, your condescending tone is a bit ironic; get off your pedestal and take a look around… not exactly the New York Times! You should be thankful there are companies out there that let people work from their parents basements. If it weren't for google desktop no one would know you exist.

Posted by: Tim on January 10, 2006 11:39 AM

Misconceptions aside regarding where we work and who lets us do the working, you need to read Adrants a little longer before you make editorial judgment but, in case you are too busy taking people off their pedestals, we've never aspired to be the NYT, we've always aspired to carry a wise-ass, condescending tone most people refer to as humor and we have no idea what the proper definition of irony is so we can't possibly be ironic now, can we?

Posted by: Steve Hall on January 10, 2006 1:20 PM

i have to promote my site here:;-))

Posted by: Jeff on April 20, 2006 1:17 PM