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Going Once…Going Twice…

Business Logs has been SOLD! Mike has previously talked about putting it up on the auction block, and in mid-March this hot property was snapped up by blog entrepreneur Mark Saunders of Splashpress Media. Business Logs now joins a family that includes such sites as Performancing, The Blog Herald, Jack of All Blogs, Tubetorial, Cutline, and many blog-related sites. Suffice it to say that it’s in good hands.

Two of the biggest concerns with the sale were (1) keeping the high-quality blog going, and (2) continuing to offer awesome blog design services for clients.

To resolve those concerns, Mark brought in the company I work for, Forty, a well-known web design and development firm based (proudly) in Phoenix, Arizona. We’ve been designing and blogging since the old days, and have worked quite a bit with Mike in the past.

From here on out, we’re going to be managing the site, as well as overseeing the blog design work for Business Logs clients. We’ll also be working with Mike to give the site a fresh new look, and port it over from Movable Type (old and busted) to WordPress (new hotness!).

For blog audiences, change sucks. Right now, you’re probably thinking, “Aw, crap, B-Logs is going to go right down the tubes.” We totally understand and respect that. We’d probably be thinking the same thing if we didn’t already know how awesome it’s going to be!

We really believe this will be a good thing for everyone involved. Mike will get to spend more time with 9rules, his biggest crush apart from his fiancee. You, the reader, will continue to receive awesome blog-related content from the guys here at Forty, as well as several guest bloggers (including Mike from time to time). And, for our part, we’ll get to know you guys, which is a reward unto itself.

So, that’s the news from here at Business Logs headquarters. We’re still in the middle of getting everything sorted out, so please forgive any minor hiccups over the next week or two. In the meantime, please feel free to tear us apart in the comments. :-)

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  1. Mike Rundle says:

    James and Mark, I’m very excited to be working with you on the transition. I’ve said for awhile that Business Logs could be so much more than what it currently is, and you guys are the ones to do it.

    Just for an update, I’ll be staying here and writing at least once a week for the next few months while things get settled. Also, the redesign is in the works and should be appearing as soon as it’s completed :)

  2. Nathan Smith says:

    I’ll admit to being a little concerned when I heard Mike was selling B-Logs, but the guys at Forty are good peoples. I think that the site is in good hands with James and the rest looking after it.

  3. I have to admit that I feel the same need to admit what Nathan admitted. :)

    But seeing James’ name on this blog post makes me feel like it’s going keep getting the love it deserves. I felt bad at the time (and still do to an extent) stepping away from the company I helped start… but oh well.

    Good luck with everything!

  4. Many thanks for this, James. All over to you now! Just want to assure everyone that Business Logs will continue to run as a completely independent voice and website. And very grateful to Mike for staying on and lending a helping hand.

    Cheers :-)

  5. Mattbob says:

    Congrats guys! I too am glad to see the site will be in good hands. I can’t wait to see what Mark and the Forty crew do with the site!

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