Blogs Joining News Sites

First, comic news sites set up message boards in order to build traffic with minimal work and increase pageviews for ad sales. Now, the trend seems to be acquiring a blog. First, Comics Should Be Good went to Comic Book Resources — now The Great Curve (link no longer available) has announced that they’re moving to Newsarama.

I can guess what the pre-existing sites get out of it — more fresh content at minimal effort — but I’m wondering what the blogs get? More reliable hosting?


11 Responses to “Blogs Joining News Sites”

  1. James Schee Says:

    I’d guess they would get more traffic.

  2. Dave Carter Says:

    Possibly money?

  3. Johanna Says:

    One would hope, Dave, but one never knows. Lots of big-name outfits still expect contributions for “promotion” or other non-tangible rewards.

    Traffic — very likely, James. Good point.

  4. Heidi MacDonald Says:

    *cough cough*

  5. Johanna Says:

    Oh, right, you were the first, weren’t you, Heidi? Forgive me — your blog is a must read, but I haven’t stopped by Comicon in a long while, so the two aren’t joined in my head.

  6. Alan David Doane Says:

    Was The Beat acquired by Comicon? I thought it started there.

  7. Paul O'Brien Says:

    I would assume the bloggers get an audience and the sites get traffic, simple as that. And the sites probably don’t need to take a heavy editorial line because they don’t approach that kind of blog in the first place.

  8. Heidi MacDonald Says:

    Yes the Beat started at Comicon, ADD, and like the kids who are jealous of Sparky’s nice bicycle, now the others kids must all get one!

  9. Augie De Blieck Jr. Says:

    Wait, wasn’t The Beat just a spin-off from The Pulse, both always run on Comicon.com? I’m confused now. . .

  10. Heidi MacDonald Says:

    The Beat started as a weekly column. Then it became a daily blog. And it was always at Comicon.

  11. Brian Cronin Says:

    Yeah, when Jonah asked me, it seemed like a pretty easy call. I would post the exact same blog I did before, only now it’d look a bit nicer and have different people read it (while presumably the current readers would just follow it to the new URL).




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