The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

1 December 2003

Negative cash flow

It appears that Blogshares is dead, and with it the $630 million in funny money I'd accumulated. As of the first of November, the last time the standings were published, I was ranked 219th out of about twelve thousand players.

It was fun, and certainly worth the $15 a year, but I'm sure the creator is happy to have this particular monkey off his back; some things are more trouble than they are worth.

Posted at 8:41 PM to Blogorrhea

Notice how quickly the subscribers became "donators"

Posted by: Ravenwood at 12:48 PM on 5 December 2003

Given the amount of time I spent on this goofy game, I'd have upped the ante with no regrets. But the facilities, to be charitable, were inadequate; I don't think anyone envisioned the enormous server loads or bandwidth bills this thing must have produced.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:48 PM on 5 December 2003

Actually, the site now says they will be coming back. I wonder if they had a change of heart when people started asking for refunds.

Posted by: Ravenwood at 8:26 PM on 6 December 2003