I was only partially joking when I said that Michael Arrington should buy Soshable and turn it into his TechCrunch beater. Unfortunately, he didn’t return my calls.
Why should he? Soshable has very few claims, and none of them are to fame. Under-staffed, under-edited, under-funded, under-achieving, the site has been a nice niche blog for those looking for help with social media, particularly for business. It has hit 6-digit monthly traffic 4 times in nearly 4 years and has, in the past, gone a month between updates.
When I found out you were leaving TechCrunch, I thought I’d take another stab at a TC refugee. You can, of course, get a job with any publication that’s willing to “take a risk” on a loose-canon journalist with a tendency to speak his mind regardless of who gets offended (which excludes very few outside of mainstream media publications) and they could probably offer a little more money than we can.
That’s not the point.
The point is that we unofficially declared earlier this month that we’re putting more attention and effort into growing the blog into a powerhouse of tech and social media freshness and you should be involved. That’s it. I’m drained and can’t think of any actual good reasons, but the offer is there.