Riley decided to sell The Blog Herald due to new responsibilities he took on when he joined as a partner in the b5media blog media conglomerate, among other reasons. Terms and price of the sale were not disclosed at press time, but it was rumored that the winner of the eBay auction paid more than $72,000.
According to a news release issued by BlogMedia:
“The Blog Herald, “ said BlogMedia Senior Vice President Matt Craven, “has a well-established history and reputation within the blog and technology communities. This acquisition allows BlogMedia to become the news destination of choice for readers seeking technology news & information about blogs, blog networks, and professional blogging.” …
BlogMedia, Inc. is a rapidly growing privately owned online publisher of a unique variety of content, and is headquartered in Minnesota. BlogMedia is led by a team with extensive experience in online content development. The company works with expert authors from around the world to develop content and online services that allow passion and energy to flourish.
BlogMedia, Inc. also owns Erati Media, “home to some of the most talented writers in online media,” according to their website.
Duncan Riley founded The Blog Herald in 2002. He recently co-founded b5media, a blog media conglomerate, with Jeremy Wright, author of Blog Marketing, recently reviewed here at Blogcritics. Wright is president of b5media.