Getting Back To Business – The New MorganLinton.com Is Coming!

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Wow, what an incredible couple of weeks it has been, from leaving my full time job of almost nine years, to getting married to the love of my life, to making the single largest stock investment I’ve ever made (in Sonos). It has been one heck of a roller coaster ride but I know that this is only the beginning. October 1st will officially be my last day at Sonos and once that happens I will be making some changes here on MorganLinton.com. Of course as you all know by now, I love feedback so I thought – why not run these changes by my readers to see what they think?

So here it goes, my plans for the next step in the evolution of MorganLinton.com:

  • Moving from one post a day to two posts a day – for those that have a day job and blog you know it’s hard to find time to post more than once a day. For the last five years I’ve been posting at night or in the morning since my day has been jam-packed. Now I’ll be posting twice a day and most likely in realtime giving you updates as they happen.
  • Articles about Domaining and Startups – it’s official, I am one of the three founders of Fashion Metric and most of my time will go into building this company. This has been a dream of mine for a long time now and you can expect an article a day about my life working in a tech startup. Running a Domaining business is completely different than running a startup so I have a lot of learning to do, as usual I’ll be sharing this learning with all of you.
  • Less Ads – my blog has a lot of ads on it, I will be reducing the number of ads as I really want to make it easy to focus on the content. Right now only about 5% of my income from Linton Investments comes from my blog so it is by no means the way in which I make my living. I want to make sure you can focus on content without a thousand ads blinking in your face. Of course I have a lot of amazing sponsors and I will be keeping my favorites which are services I use very frequently and couldn’t imagine living without.
  • More Video – video was a huge part of my blog years ago but I let it fall to the wayside as my life became just too darn overloaded. I want to bring video back and plan to mostly focus on chronicling the journey that Daina and I go through building Fashion Metric.
  • MorganLinton.com The App – this is currently in development and should be ready in October to celebrate the five year anniversary of my blog. I want to make it just as easy for people to read my blog on mobile devices as it is on a regular computer. I don’t think that apps will ever replace domains, but they sure do compliment them and that’s why I’m doing it.
  • Domain Development – last but certainly not least, I will continue to do case studies and share insights and advice about domain development. This has been the most popular topic on my blog and it’s not going anywhere. I do plan to do more case studies than ever before as I know these tend to be everyone’s favorite.

And there you have it, my plan for MorganLinton.com which should be 100% complete by mid-October. Now is where you come in. Let me know what you think, do you like the direction my blog is going in? Have any ideas to make things even better? Think I suck and want me to do something I’m not yet doing on my blog? Comment and let your voice be heard…and make an impact in the future of MorganLinton.com!

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  • MarsDavis August 23, 2012, 1:54 pm

    Morgan,

    Congrats on your marriage & new startup.

    Your plans for your site sounds great… it appears to be ambitious.

    As always, thanks for sharing such valuable information.

    Cheers, Mars

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  • David August 23, 2012, 2:48 pm

    Everything that you have mentioned sounds great! Doing more videos sounds even better:)

    David

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  • RaTHeaD August 23, 2012, 3:51 pm

    i hope you decide to drop epik from your new site. i registered my first domain in 1998 and in close to fifteen years in the business rob monster is the only person who has ever cheated me.

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  • Omer August 23, 2012, 8:14 pm

    Morgan your wedding pics look great – you guys look fantastic. Congrats. About the re-born blog, I’m a big fan and all the points you mentioned will be great to see. My only suggestion is if you could more often detail actual URLs and perhaps some real traffic/profit figures of case studies. Especially for the domain development section. I think for us web techies numbers speak even better than words..

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  • Ann August 24, 2012, 1:33 am

    big fan and all the points you mentioned will be great to see.

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