Banned From Blog Networks?
Duncan Riley, whom I consider to be one of the pillars of the blog network industry (which is quite young, if I may say), has recently left b5media, a blog network which he co-founded. Thing is, in the aftermath of his resignation, there were a lot of speculations on the details behind his leaving the network. He has clarified that he’s legally unable to share such details. However, there’s more.
Not surprisingly, I wonâ€™t be doing a blog network again, not only because Iâ€™ve probably got a dose of once bitten, twice shy, but because legally I canâ€™tâ€¦
What I will say is that there is a legal reason to my silence, and as much as I wish I could come clean and speak the truth but I canâ€™t go into the details.
I’ve had my share of signing NDA‘s and non-compete clauses, but this is intriguing. I think being banned from blog networks is just too much. Of course, Duncan can simply work around this by either: writing for independent blogs (and not those under a network); writing for a set of online publications that’s technically not a “blog network”; or writing under a pseudonym.
I’ll be watching for updates.