MorganLinton.com Turns Seven

Wow, time flies when you’re having fun. Today I realized that I missed the seven year anniversary of my blog which took place in October. My very first blog post was on October 18th, 2007 and was titled My First .mobi Flip and represented the beginning of a lot of hard lessons. I quickly learned that .MOBI wasn’t the “hot” extension that I thought it was, and I also learned that domain flipping isn’t easy, it’s hard, damn hard.

Fast forward to a few years later and I was bringing in over $100,000/year in the domain space. It was an incredible journey and I learned a lot about building a business in the process. The biggest lesson that I learned is that you can’t be afraid of failure because while I’d love to say everything just fell into place, it didn’t. I failed a lot, lost pretty much all the money I had invested, freaked out, and then turned it all around.

Then in 2012 I said goodbye to the domain space but not to my portfolio. As I moved on to co-found Fashion Metric domain names became to me what stocks and real estate are to other people, an investment vehicle that would grow my money faster than a bank. I still get a better ROI than I ever did in the stock market and in the process I’ve met some amazing people that have become lifelong friends.

While my life and focus has changed a lot over the past seven years I’ve had two constants that I couldn’t imagine living without. The first of course is my incredible wife Daina, the second is this blog, MorganLinton.com. My blog used to be completely focused on domain names but now it has grown to cover more of what I do in my daily life which is building a startup. As I’ve said many times I plan on blogging well into my hundreds so as long as you’re not sick of me yet, you can expect to hear more from me for a long time.

Which brings me to the most important part of this blog – you! I wouldn’t still be blogging if it wasn’t for all of my amazing readers who not only read my articles but comment and share them on social media, email, and heck, some of you even print them out and highlight specific sentences (yes, I know a number of people who do this).

So after seven years I’d like to give a HUGE thanks to all of my readers, it’s because of you that I do this and the fact that there are more of you every single year makes me want to write even more. So here’s to you and to the next 70+ years of blogging ahead!

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  • Kassey December 2, 2014, 7:07 pm

    Congratulations, Morgan. Time really flies, and .mobi is a good learning experience for me too.

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  • Anthony December 2, 2014, 7:12 pm

    Congrats Morgan!

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  • Steve R December 2, 2014, 7:26 pm

    Congrats Morgan and morganlinton.com.

    I sure would like to know more about your high ROI stocks.

    So you came to the conclusion that building an ecommerce business is more profitable than domain flipping?

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    • Morgan December 3, 2014, 6:28 am

      @Steve – not sure you read the post correctly, I never found any high ROI stocks, always found domains to have a higher ROI. Also feel free to look at the Fashion Metric site, we are not an eCommerce business, we are a big data B2B SaaS companies that build technologies to personalize the online shopping experience.

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  • AbdulBasit Makrani December 2, 2014, 7:35 pm

    Congrats Morgan!
    Wish you have many more successful years ahead and we miss your regular domain related posts.

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  • Eric Jenkins December 2, 2014, 9:23 pm

    Great job…..Morgan!!!

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  • Domenclature.com December 2, 2014, 9:51 pm

    Salud! To the next seven…

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  • Raymond Hackney December 2, 2014, 10:30 pm

    Congratulations Morgan, I can’t believe January it will be two years for me writing here.

    All the best to you and Daina

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  • Mike Law December 2, 2014, 11:10 pm

    Congrats Morgan! Looking forward to reading your blog for decades to come!

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  • Simon Cousins December 3, 2014, 4:17 am

    A job very well done Morgan! To the next seven years πŸ™‚

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    • Morgan December 3, 2014, 6:26 am

      Thanks for all the kind words everyone! πŸ™‚

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  • Alan Dodd December 3, 2014, 4:19 am

    Good stuff Morgan.

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  • Mark Murphy December 3, 2014, 5:10 am

    Congrats Morgan and a belated happy 7th birthday!

    Not sure if I will last as long as you though, better upgrade my medical plan =)

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