WASHINGTON (CBS.MW) - There's a price on Jeremy Wright's head. Tuesday morning, it was $1,500, as half a dozen bidders indicated their interest in the Winnipeg, Manitoba, blogger's assistance.I had no clue such things even existed:
Wright also writes the Ensight.org Weblog, concentrating on business and technology. He founded the blog and says he has sold it to an American company for $15,000. He will continue to write it and be paid a monthly salary.
Wright is offering his services to companies that want to step into the blogosphere but also want a hand to hold as they do it. When he started the auction he was hoping for an offer of $750 for three-months of part-time work. The sale ends Friday.
"We're seeing blogging progressing in terms of corporate use - some of them will be internal blogs, some will be external, some will be just for industry insiders and journalists - that kind of interest in blogging is really exploding."
".... Sun Microsystems (SUNW) and Microsoft (MSFT) are both doing blogs very successfully. Microsoft has about 1,500 bloggers, and Sun has about 300, including its COO. And they're seeing value in terms of getting real information from customers really quickly."