Questioning Moody Wine

I got an interesting email about a week ago. It was from someone inquiring to purchase the domain www.moodywine.com. It’s really gotten me thinking about the site: what it was, what it is, what it can be, should be...

To give you a little background, it was the first domain name that I ever bought and it was around 2006, shortly after graduating college, where I studied Wine and Viticulture. I was young, excited, and just went for it. Since then, I’ve probably bought 30 plus domain names for ideas that I’ve had over the years. Of those 30, I’ve maybe built 5 or 6 websites and still maintain 1, but I still have 10 or so active domain names that I own. 

Many of you would probably get an offer for $1000 for a website that you don’t maintain and jump at it (and I still may), but right now, it’s really gotten me thinking:

  • I’m no longer in the wine business

  • I’m still a fan of wine

  • How would I even go about reviving a wine blog

  • There are so many wine blogs and websites now

  • Does the world need another wine blog

  • I already have a side hustle - photography and a blog associated, do I need another project

  • There are over 3000 wineries in California alone, how would I navigate that to add some value to my readers?

  • My husband doesn’t like wine or wine culture, would he go to wineries with me? Or would it be a me hobby?

  • Winery culture, is it still popular? Or has brewery culture eclipsed it?

  • Is the wine industry the same as Twitter? Too much content and too hard to navigate, not literally challenging, but already contains too much white noise to make any sense of anything

You get my drift. There are a lot of unknowns and my mind goes in a thousand different directions. The bottom line is, I’m looking into some options and possibilities and yes, selling is one of them. If you feel like it, leave a comment or shoot me an email to let me know your thoughts on the matter.

Erica

~ The Moody Wine Drinker~