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Skribit : This Is The End.

Skribit_logoLast week, I got an email from Paul Stamatiou founder of Skribit stating that on July 31st he will be pulling the plug on this site.

Skribit originally came out of the Atlanta Startup Weekend organized in November 2007. Skribit is a free, customizable, user-generated content suggestion application for blogs. It helps bloggers gain reader insight. At the same time it enables readers let bloggers know what interests them.

Skribit was based on the desire to cure writer’s block by allowing readers to offer suggestions for future postings.

This is the email Skribit sent to its users :


[Notice: This is the last email you'll ever receive regarding Skribit. I will personally nuke the 20,621 user email list. - @Stammy]

On July 31st, 2011, Skribit will be closing its doors. Skribit started several years ago at Atlanta Startup Weekend in November 2007 and has had a good run. As a refresher, Skribit aimed to aid writer's block by allowing bloggers to receive post suggestions from their readers, while helping readers keep track of what their favorite blogger's were working on.

Unfortunately, Skribit traction was not as impressive as we had hoped and Skribit had become more of a niche solution for a small percentage of bloggers. Over the past few years, 45,162 blog post suggestions have been completed through Skribit, 2,346 of which were completed/blogged. The vast majority of Skribit users did not receive suggestions from their readers for various reasons. Only 1,214 blogs had more than 3 active suggestions.

We stopped actively developing Skribit last Spring and decided to pursue other opportunities. Thanks for being part of Skribit! We are in the process of refunding current PRO users. We wouldn't have been able to keep Skribit running for so long if it wasn't for a seed investment from Georgia Tech's Edison Fund and lots of advising from Lance Weatherby of the Georgia Tech ATDC.

Follow us on Twitter to see what we're working on now!

Best,
Calvin, Paul & Lance

http://twitter.com/cyu
http://twitter.com/Stammy
http://twitter.com/lance

Related post :
http://www.piratec.net/2008/04/skribit.html
http://www.piratec.net/2010/01/skribit-launches.html

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