Those rascals over at Business Opportunities Weblog ought to be ashamed of themselves.
Why? They've infested the Internet with that misleading little graphic that suggests your blog is worth more than it actually is. Yes, I've posted my "modified" version of that lie for all to see. $30 billion? Gaze at it in wonder!
I saw one of those graphics that someone who is afraid of telling such an obvious whopper posted, see, so I figured I'd head over to Business Opportunities Weblog and see how much my blog was worth. Go ahead and find the erroneous value of your own blog by clicking right here.
When I ran that little test, I found out my blog was worth $12,984.42. Want to buy my blog for $12,984.42? Hell, I'll take an even $12,000. Any offers? Anyone? Anyone? Yeah, that's what I thought.
I figured that claiming my blog is worth $12,984.42 is kind of a cheap lie. As long as we're operating in fantasy land, I figured why not say that it's worth $30 billion? Now, there's some lawyer-level lying. Hell, claiming my blog is worth around $13,000 is a mere fib compared to my new, improved elephant-sized lie.
So I modified the code from Business Opportunities LiarsLog to proudly display the new, bolder lie. I encourage you all to do the same. Go ahead and run that test. Modify that code. Make that blog worth trillions of dollars if you want. Pump up that value, kids. It's fun!
Why? Because I absolutely detest little gimmicks that are absolutely worthless, entirely misleading or both. Unfortunately, the Internet is full of those. We might as well have some fun with them, right?