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25 Most Valuable Blogs: They're Worth How Much?!

Douglas A. McIntyre of 24/7 Wall St., a blog about stocks and other Wall Streets preoccupations, wrote an interesting post titled the Twenty Five Most Valuable Blogs.

The post attempts to attach value to the listed blogs by guessing their traffic and ad sales. From private conversations with other bloggers and Neatorama's internal traffic statistics, he's underestimating many of the blogs' traffic. But he's making it up in the valuations - they are stratospheric! ($48 million for PerezHilton? LOL!) Now I know why Wall St. gets in trouble with dot com bubble, subprime mortgage mess, etc.

Lo and behold, Neatorama's on it! While I'm not sure why this lil' blog is valued at $1.5 million (where do I cash out?), it's still nice to see that we're being talked about alongside some of the most famous names in blogs. :)

Link - via Weblog Tools Collection

Wow! Alex, you've been hitting the big stuff now! What next? Sitcoms referring to the site by name?!

Starbuck: You know there is a video about cats dancing?
Boomer: What? Where?!
Starbuck: On this ancient site called Neatorama on the ancient Tubes.
Boomer: I'm off to the archives!

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Most bloggers just hope to make enough money from their labor of love to buy their girlfriend an occasional dinner. But the top blogs on the list (yours among them) probably are worth it in this sense: when appraising something's value from an investment perspective, do you think its future will be brighter or darker than its current state?

With that in mind, it's harder to determine if the top blogs are actually over- or under-valued.
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I'll give you $100.

Actually, as a web development guy with lots of ideas, I'm really interested on what kind of money Neatorama actually makes. And you don't even have a donate button! Ch-ching!
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Neatorama rocks. So many of the blogs on the list are Self Promotion vehicles;I think Neatorama,though, has kept a wonderful mixture or weird, funny, and/or educational posts. This blog is updated frequently also. As an occasional insomniac, I appreciate that.

I wouldn't begrudge anybody the opportunity to make that kind of money, but I hope you keep doing what your doing.
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Alex has said that the numbers are inflated. Anything is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. But...

It raises an interesting question. If you have a property that is worth 1.5 million, and it generates a quarter-million a year, do you sell out? You'll get six years of income and not have to work everyday. You'd get more if you worked it for more than six years, but that's, you know, work. I suppose it depends on the hard numbers. In my situation, I would take the money and run, since I am nearer to retirement age than Alex is, and I am a single parent who doesn't spend enough time with my kids (who will be adults in another ten years). I could retire now on a million and a half. If the numbers were smaller, it would take some thinking...
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