I was shocked when I read the news on Karen's blog that this incredible little service was calling it quits...
To boot, they're kicking the membership in the teeth: Features Disabled Due to CMF Ads Closure. Wow! That was quick!
I tried to cash out. Wouldn't let me. But then I read this:
"We will be introducing a new cashout process after September 25th, which will allow you to cash out your entire balance before the site closes. At this stage, the minimum cashout will be dropped to $1.00."Thank God for small favours!
I left a comment on the cmf blog "Why do the good things always have to go?" And this leaves me now to re-think the whole widget-presentation experience.
Certainly not Project Wonderful or Adgitize. They're very clique-y and mostly comprised of "blogging gurus" and "wannabee bloggers."
Entrecard. You can't make money, but can make friends. Lots of friends!
Blog Engage. I love Brian, the guy behind Blog Engage. I don't have a lot of time to try to figure out the layers of instructions that come with the services Brian offers. And as far as being judged on how many tweets or likes something gets, that is as utterly nonsensical as when Technorati shot itself in the foot circa 2006 when the geniuses there demonstrated just how out of touch they were when they declared that MySpace pages were blogs! That ruined the whole T'rati experience for a lot of people...
I think they're still trying to get back a lot of the credibility lost. I think it damaged any business model they may have had as well. Prior to that action, I used to get anywhere from 200 to 500 visitors to my blog PER DAY via Technorati. That went to ZERO when MySpace pages suddenly became "blogs."
Technorati is coming back:
Every year, you help us make State of the Blogosphere the most comprehensive resource for bloggers, and about bloggers. The 2011 survey is live, and your input is critical. http://www.psasurveys.com/
We'd love for you to share some information about blogging as your passion or your profession, that we can then share back with you, the bloggers, and everyone who is interested in you. It should take just 15 minutes of your time.
The more responses we get the better the data we can deliver to you, so please share this link with other bloggers. http://www.psasurveys.com/
Look for the full study on technorati.com on Monday, November 7.
On Friday November 4, Technorati Media CEO Shani Higgins will unveil the findings live, exclusively at BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Los Angeles.
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