So I went out to this site, entered our URL, and found out that Pappy's blog is worth $22,581.60 on the open market. This valuation is scientific, based upon a model used in the sale of Weblogs Inc to AOL. So, that's our basic market value. Now, if I factor in the proceeds from the T-shirt sales to get an idea of the revenue stream. Let's see, seven shirts at $0 profit per shirt. Wait, since I ordered three of the shirts that's more like a loss-- oh well, all internet startups operate in the red.
Okay, so let's figure out my investment-- the number of hours spent writing posts (let's say 220 hours), filming and editing movies (ummm, probably 500 hours), graphics and general fiddling around (200 hours), and hours spent gazing at Pappy for inspiration (oooh, that's gotta be about 2000 hours)-- for a total of 2,920 hours. So the site has increased in value by about $7.73 for each hour invested.
So let's say I cash out now. Invested at 5% per year, the proceeds from the sale of my blog would net me a daily income of about $3.09. How much does a Starbucks coffee cost anyway? Maybe I could get a venti soy latte, or at least learn what it means.