I Was Wrong; Demand Media and My Passion Media are NOT the Same
I have done more research and have to admit that I may have created some confusion.
Demand Media is the company owned by the Leaf Group.
My Passion Media is the organization which owns InfoBarrel.
I contacted Ryan and Kevin and asked them about the ownership. This was Ryan's answer:
"My Passion Media has never been part of Demand Media. It's our parent company since 2014. But we own it, too."
I have received 1099s from Demand Media, but perhaps that was for the pieces I wrote for eHow or another site. My husband and I appear to be the ones who got the two companies confused.
Sorry about that!
However, if you do wonder what happened to Demand Media, it is true that it is now owned by the Leaf Group. That part was true. It can all get a little confusing!
OK. Thanks, Deb. So then this means that Ryan and Kevin are still in charge? And we can feel free to bug them?
Wish we could get a definitive answer as to why IB has been no neglected of late.
Presumably, that is exactly what it means. Ryan answered my message within minutes, so he can be contacted on Facebook messaging. However, if too many people bug him, I'm afraid he will shut it down. I'm not sure we will ever know exactly what is going on here.
OK, So we should only bug him once in a while!