Interesting question, isn’t it?
Take John Chow dot Com, for example. No more Top Commentators are listed, reportedly due to “database issues.” No more monthly blog income reports either. And, Friday came this guest post by Bob Jones trying to dissuade newcomers from starting new MMO* blogs.
While it may be true that 90% of the MMO blogs out there are garbage, that’s probably true in just about every niche. There are countless blogs out there and many of them aren’t worth reading.
Likewise, something like 9 out of 10 new businesses fail. Should we discourage people from starting new businesses?
Why discourage people from starting new MMO blogs, unless you’re worried about competition? Could that be the ulterior motive here? It’s anyone’s guess.
If you want to start your own MMO, go ahead! The thing is, though, don’t just try to do what everyone else is doing. Check out the other MMO blogs and figure out how you can do them one better.
*MMO = Make Money Online