Ever since Blognation opened its virtual doors last July, it’s been one of my primary essential daily destinations for RSS reading.
It’s not the only game in town for news and information on tech startups and other content about what’s going on in emerging businesses and markets.
For me, though, Blognation is the best game in town simply for all the great writers.
So I’ve been dismayed reading the very public falling-out during this week stemming from Oliver Starr‘s post on Blognation US – removed but reposted on Oliver’s own site – which makes some pretty serious allegations about Sam concerning the whereabouts of investor funding in Blognation and lack of payment to any of the writers.
There’s plenty of other commentary out there, all with lots of he said/and he said opinion. It’s very hard to see the wood from the trees and I’m not going to add to that.
I just hope that when all the dust settles, Blognation continues; or, if it can’t, the group of talent that make it so worthwhile is able to continue as a group somehow, somewhere.
That said, Jemima Kiss has an interesting piece in Wednesday’s Guardian which includes this very specific comment she says she got directly from Sam:
[…] He gave me the name of the investor and said money is due to come through on December 10th.
Looks like Monday is crunch day for Sam, his reputation and Blognation.