Sunday, June 14, 2009

Today.com continues

...their unreasonable dumping of bloggers.

I've added a couple more exiles to the blogroll here, including Dr. Faustroll and my own mom - who got tossed because back when she started her today.com blog I was helping her with it and covering it for a week while she was away, so she had added me as a contributor.

Of course, once I'd been locked out of today.com I could no longer log in and get to her blog (I assume; I never bothered to try). Apparently having a banned user listed as contributor is a major offense though.

Both of my kids (Jessica and Tamara) are today.com exiles as well; they deleted some posts after my issues with today.com and were tossed for it. No biggie - I'm sure they too would have been tossed for the crime of being related to me at some point anyway. I didn't see that particular crime listed in their Terms & Conditions, but it must be in the fine print somewhere or they would simply have asked mom to remove the totally useless listing from her blog and left her alone, right? They are such a$$holes over there! Picking on my mom!

Also added Ms Teri's newest Top Of the Chart blog to the blogroll

10 comments:

nipsy June 14, 2009 at 11:13 AM  

Please take off Mother For Life on the today exiles list. I ended up just keeping the Today reject Nipplelicious and deleted Mother for Life..Thanks!

Oh, and a family who writes together gets exiled together..LOL

flit June 14, 2009 at 4:38 PM  

will do the next time I'm logged in as Todayexiles.... got to send Dr Faustroll an invite as well so will try to get to it today

Stephanie B June 14, 2009 at 11:46 PM  

Did you ever send an invite to the author of

http://outnumberedtwotoone.wordpress.com/?

flit June 16, 2009 at 5:37 PM  

I've sent invites to anyone that emailed me.... I need an email address in order to send the invite

Ms Terri June 16, 2009 at 8:31 PM  

That's really cold, that they kicked out your Mom and kids!! Sheesh!

Thanks for mentioning my new blog.

Hi, Dr F, if you are reading this!

Doctor Faustroll June 23, 2009 at 4:35 PM  

Hi all -

My new site is kind of operational. I even have one of Sean Donland's banner ad submissions (got him banned) on it that leads back to the Today application page and traffic has been steadily growing.

Got e-mail from support there this morning about a new scam they are promoting called BFY.com. Anybody familiar with it? It looks like the flip side of Today where instead of getting a buck a post, you pay them a little more than a buck (40/month)and they won't ban you! Such a deal.

Comments are messed up at DFWTW but I'm working to get that fixed soon, amongst the other chores, and I've trying other ad services, some of which have placed some rather odd and insignificant offerings on the pages, but getting kicked off Today was and is obviously not the end of the world.

Sort of sad though realizing how many ghost blogs are stuck in the muck of Todaygladesh.

I've posted a couple of the pieces they tore down, including the infamous Russian heliopeniscopter, so drop by when you feel like slumming.

Doctor Faustroll July 1, 2009 at 5:52 PM  

BTW - The RSS feed for the new site is feed://drfaustrollwritesthewrongs.com/dr_faustroll_writes_the_wro/index.rss.

Anonymous,  July 11, 2009 at 12:46 PM  

Hi All,
I got paid, lol took 3 months to make my $50.00 but I'm not writing off my Today blog off just yet... I have in interrogated into my main site... And since my blog in in the top 100 I think I can stick around... But gone are the days you could make a living with it... I did make some money with them... I've been treated well. That is till my number went down a few months... but I understand the hay-day of $5.00 per posts is over and gone. I do think if they can find their way out of the negative blog press and "one strike" and your out thinking then it could have a better grip on the blogosphere...

Yet, I'm NOT willing to put my name up here...lol Just call me "Anonymous" for now since I'm sure they have snoops here ready to label you a trader and lock out your account... But I really don't have any ill will for them. It looks like they are cracking down one sites that buy traffic to win the monthly moneys... For me I'll just sit back, post my stuff.

I'll tell you this, even thought they made me personally feel like just a number that can be replaced... At least They made contact... The other placed I blogged at won't even consider me to be human until my blog is making them money.

So retrospection, maybe their willingness to be too social is what caused them the most problems... It's hard to mix friendship with business... The money always wins out...

Your today friend.

ConnieMotz July 14, 2009 at 1:06 PM  

Oh yeah, I am one of the original $5 bloggers who decided to leave just a few days ago. I tried to insert an html to redirect my site (like I thought I'd get away with it, duh) and I was locked out of my site within 5 minutes, if it took that long.
Today.com sucks. They continually dictate what you can and cannot do, yet they can also dictate what they pay you - virtually nothing. After tons of work, they probably owe me around $20, c'est la vie.
I do not recommend today.com for anyone unless you like to work for free.
So, visit my new Travel Writer site at:
conniemotz.blogspot.com
Thanks!

Anonymous,  July 27, 2009 at 8:15 PM  

I am wondering how tortured I'd be from this company, todaycom aka cyberfuse aka adultplex aka backlinxxx aka bfy, aka 613 Ad Agency aka 81 big Oak rd,etc etc (all the same company)....If I posted what really goes at that place?? We shall see after simply posting this and not getting graphic...

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