wordpre$$.com, part 2

Recently, I made the decision to sell a minority stake in the company to a few select partners who I think are going to bring a lot of value to the business far beyond mere dollars.

few points:

  • Choice of pronouns says so much.
  • Exactly what value are these anonymous donors going to bring other than cash? BBQ? Pizza? OK, that’s mean. Sucking up to the investors is a perfectly reasonable thing to do. Similarly, I’m not going to go around demanding names and credentials. People should be able to invest in start-ups without having their privacy invaded.
  • I’m sure the timing of this announcement and the discussion we’ve been having about funding and transparency over on the .com forums are wholly unrelated, but it’s worth reading anyway. I’d actually forgotten about the Yahoo! deal and the referrer income from the other hosts until drmike mentioned it.
  • My recent wild speculations on the imminence of paid services are equally unconnected; let’s just say that being accountable to a couple of VCs has to be preferable to taking money from unruly and demanding users and leave it at that.
  • Hiring Podz is a deeply sensible decision, but I still reckon he needs a PR person to make posts to the dead blog, firefight when things go wrong and avoid cases of Freudian pronoun slippage. would be ideal, if she could be persuaded to keep dead blog posts to two paragraphs or less.

2 Comments »

  1. shorty114 said

    Uh, just wondering… what’s up with that Lorelle signature thing? I saw it over on her site, but still, j/w…

  2. wank said

    Heh, that’s just how I refer to her now. The cheesiness of the sig amuses me, if not quite enough to merit a standalone post. Besides, I am trying to figure out whether she has REALLY BIG WRITING or a really small pen.

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