15 February 2007
Blogger to get paid
No, not them. Henry Abbott's TrueHoop, one of my occasional sports reads, has been bought by ESPN.
From Abbott's announcement:
The various executives and editors at ESPN have been nice enough to make clear, even in writing, that they aren't interested in monkeying in any profound way with the way things happen here. (The changes are along the lines of not swearing, and not linking to porn. Not big concessions for me.) It will continue to look more or less like what you are looking at right now. I'll be sitting at the same desk, doing the same work.
To be honest, I wasn't looking to sell TrueHoop, and I liked owning it. But TrueHoop needed a new model (besides the zero income one) if it was going to pay my mortgage.
"Not swearing?" Oh, ****.
This, I think, will work, and I wish Mr Abbott well.