Salon Goes Blogging
from the for-now dept
As has been rumored here and there over the past week or so, Salon has decided to go blogging in a big way. Am I the only one underwhelmed by the offering? They want people to pay them $40/year to blog on their site. Not very compelling. The only benefit appears to be that there will be a single site where you can see who else with a Salon blog has posted recently. It’s not a bad offering, but I don’t see it as being any more special than many other blog sites out there. If anything, Salon should have at least tied the offering to their premium subscribers – so that premium subscribers get a discount on a blog or vice versa. There’s also a question about what happens if Salon goes out of business. Since they’re rumored to only have a few months of cash left, will all those blogs disappear?