A New Beginning for The Friendly Blogger

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Hear, ye! Hear, ye!

Hullo! My name is Ivan. I am a new owner of The Friendly Blogger and would like to share with you why I acquired this blog, why I will be trying my best to keep Lisa around, and what’s my plan with the blog.

Hey! Who is this new guy?!

First off – a little bit about me; I am a web property investor / blogger. I’ve been doing this for 3 years and won’t trade everything I’m doing right now with anything else.

I can’t say I love blogging to death; what I love is to share my experience in building blogs, including all the nitty gritty of it: WordPress theme design and tweaks, SEO, traffic generation, link building, blog monetization and many more. I’m not an expert, but I learn days in and day out.

I do have some blogs in my portfolio to show you I can be trusted when it comes to blog building; I run Noobpreneur Business Blog, Cloud Business Review, Directory Daily, and some other blogs.

And, oh – I make money online and support my wife and my 2 kids 100% from my online income. So, I’m sure I know what I’m talking about :)

Why I acquired The Friendly Blogger?

I have reviewed hundreds of websites and all I can say finding a hidden gem is darn difficult. The Friendly Blogger is one of the gems I recently found. I even asked Lisa not to sell it because she can take this further. Anyway, her decision is final and I just follow up by acquiring it.

Will Lisa be around?

You bet. She will stay with The Friendly Blogger writing blog posts with her unique insights and tone, and I will do my best NOT to let her go from The Friendly Blogger (watch out, Lisa!)

The main reason that she should be around is that because The Friendly Blogger’s personality is attached to Lisa’s. I can’t possibly replace her blogging style and tone, can I?

What are my plans with The Friendly Blogger?

My plan is to continue what Lisa has started by providing blog building tips and information from my (and Lisa’s) experience.

I also plan The Friendly Blogger to host several bloggers as I believe that blogs should be multi-authored to offer fresh insights from different perspective. We’ve got Lisa to stay around for a while, so this plan is in progress.

So, that’s all from me – for now. Stay tune, there will be cool things to come on The Friendly Blogger!

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16 Responses to “A New Beginning for The Friendly Blogger”

  1. Dale
    May 14, 2011 at 9:26 am #

    Hello Ivan,

    Congratulations on your new site. I am new to the friendly blogger also. I have recently started purchasing websites myself, so I will be following along. Good luck to you!

    • May 14, 2011 at 11:31 am #

      Thanks, Dale!

      Purchasing websites – yes, it’s a great start into webpreneurship :) Congrats!

  2. May 13, 2011 at 11:53 pm #

    Hi Ivan

    It is a pleasure that you want to continue what Lisa has started.
    Look forward to your presentation.

    Fran A

    • May 14, 2011 at 12:09 am #

      Hi Fran – nice to meet you.

      Lisa has done a great job and I hope I can be as good as Lisa.

      Thanks :)

  3. May 13, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

    Hey Ivan. I’ve been looking fwd to this post ever since Lisa announced that she has sold off her blog.

    Welcome and Im really pleased to finally get to meet you. I cant wait to see what you’re gonna do here :-)

    • May 13, 2011 at 11:52 pm #


      Thanks for stopping by :)

      I hope I can do well – wish me luck!

  4. May 13, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    Hi Ivan:

    Welcome. Glad Lisa is staying on as I enjoyed her posts!


    • May 13, 2011 at 10:57 pm #


      Don’t worry – she will stay on (for a long time, I hope…) :)

  5. Carolyn @ The Wonder of Tech
    May 13, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    Congratulations, Ivan and Lisa, for your successful deal. I look forward to reading the fruits of your collaboration!

    • May 13, 2011 at 10:55 pm #


      Many thanks! I also hope we can do the collaboration well. I am a techie guy and despite I’m friendly ;) I’m not as outgoing as Lisa.

      • Carolyn @The Wonder of Tech
        May 13, 2011 at 11:02 pm #

        Ivan, Everyone has their talents. You and Lisa should be a great team!

        • May 13, 2011 at 11:51 pm #

          Thanks for the encouragement, Carolyn!

  6. May 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm #



    You have some big shoes to fill. :) As you say hopefully we shall still see Lisa around from time-to-time. Best of luck!


    • May 13, 2011 at 10:53 pm #


      Yeah – I realized that :) That’s why Lisa will stay – for a long time, I hope?

  7. May 13, 2011 at 3:22 am #

    Well congratulations! I was wondering what happened. I was trying to get on the site yesterday and it was down. Good to know the FB will still be around.

    • May 13, 2011 at 4:01 am #


      Thanks, man! Yes, it’s up and down for 2 days or so – but we’re good now :)

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