Saturday, June 5, 2010

They're baaaaaack



They're at blogdog.com

With our blogs being at http://yourblogname.blogdog.com

25 comments:

Jess June 5, 2010 at 9:44 PM  

great...can't help but notice that all the recent comments on my old blog are trackbacks to a spammer. LOL. Now if I can only get them to stop sending me messages to approve the comments on my blog!

Icy BC June 6, 2010 at 6:54 AM  

That's not good! I'm going to check it out. Thanks for the info..

Icy BC June 6, 2010 at 6:59 AM  

I just checked! Everything is working, including the comments, and linked! This is totally suck!

Poetic Shutterbug June 6, 2010 at 11:19 PM  

I didn't know this until I tried to get on my old SF blog for a photo I wanted and couldn't get any today.com blogs. So I checked here and just went to the blogdog site. I'm thoroughly disgusted. And it looks like a 2 year old put that site together. They should all be arrested for being idiots and jackasses - excuse my language.

Anonymous,  June 6, 2010 at 11:51 PM  

I have a blogdog blog I use ocassionally that was transferred over. Now it is inaccessible even to try to delete. I feel violated.

Donna Reynolds June 8, 2010 at 10:36 PM  

I just found this site. I took over the American Idle blog in January figuring I'd make some money (the last person who had this blog did very well). I was stunned to find out they weren't paying per post anymore, but I figured whatever... at least I could make some adsense money, enough to hit the $50 payout at least. When the site shut down I was very close to $50 (not sure exactly how much), but of course, I'll never see that money now. My blogs were migrated to BlogDog but the user interface is so slow I could never use it. I set up my blogs on Blogspot and while I'm not really making any money, at least anything I make is mine to keep. I'm wondering what happens to the Google Adsense money I made while I was blogging for them. Are they always gonna have a hand in my pocket?

Jan S June 14, 2010 at 12:28 PM  

My blog on today.com was in the top 20, then it was moved to blogdog.com

I wrote one post on the blog just after it was moved and they (the "owners") removed the post and blocked me from posting. I emailed them and here is the response I got back:

We regret to inform you that your account with BlogDog.com has been canceled. We removed your last post of May 8th and your account balance of $43.32 was transferred via PayPal on June 10th.

Sincerely,
BlogDog.com Support

No reason why, just a "we now have your work and you can't do anything about it." I have removed all links from my other blogs that point to blogdog and I have also removed the links to blogdog from my stumbleupon account. I will not give them any traffic what so ever.

Marisa Wright June 21, 2010 at 7:09 PM  

Did Today.com warn their bloggers before they transferred the blogs? I'm amazed I can't find more discussion of what happened on forums anywhere.

I'm so glad I got out of Today.com early (I abandoned my blogs when they stopped paying me by the post, because I was already writing on HubPages and knew the pay per view rate on Today sucked).

I think it's disgusting they got so much money for selling the domain, yet they didn't give their writers any kind of compensation for the change. The change of URL will result in a huge loss of income for all these writers, because all their backlinks have been wiped out, their page rank has been wiped out, and none of their readers know where the blog has gone because there can't be a redirect.

Valerie David June 24, 2010 at 4:59 PM  

Argh. Now that's frustrating. I, too, can't believe I haven't seen any more convos on this on-line, unless they're buried too deep on Google for us to find.

I was hoping their vanishing act would mean we'd all get our posts back free and clear, as it should be.

I can't believe they're still pulling that crap of locking people out of their accounts with no warning. Well, I can believe it, but it's still offensive.

Guess we should change all of our Today.com rants to add "Blogdog" to the keywords, so we can still be found by the unsuspecting aspiring bloggers.

Catana/Sylvie Mac June 25, 2010 at 8:56 PM  

So those sleazebags are still at it. I was dropped from today.com, but they kept my blog on the site, and now they've transferred it to blogdog. Which means they still make money on any posts that gets readers and ad hits, and I still can't use my own work anywhere else. Surely, there has to be something illegal about this.

Catana/Sylvie Mac June 25, 2010 at 8:57 PM  

So those sleazebags are still at it. I was dropped from today.com, but they kept my blog on the site, and now they've transferred it to blogdog. Which means they still make money on any posts that gets readers and ad hits, and I still can't use my own work anywhere else. Surely, there has to be something illegal about this.

Anonymous,  June 26, 2010 at 8:36 AM  

Thanks for the updated info. Today kicked me off and now I find they're still using my blog and posts on their new site. I wonder if this is even legal and if they could be threatened with something or other. Or at least get them to take the posts down.

Anonymous,  July 3, 2010 at 9:58 AM  

BlogDog is extremely limited and quite frankly a load of poo. I want my ball back Mummy.

The Knowledge lady July 7, 2010 at 12:16 AM  

I thought you might be interested in this little bit of info. It is a page about when blogdog.com was on the auction block about 2 years ago. It never sold. Read the comments of the slim ball owner in the discussion below the auction ad.

http://flippa.com/auctions/1155/Myspace-Music-Video-and-Blogging-Network-Unique-Sites-BIG-PACKAGE

Marilynne July 7, 2010 at 5:42 PM  

You're right. That's just so wrong. I had to laugh, though. They're showing my blog with the missing photos. It looks so strange, but there's not much they can do about it.

It was a hard lesson. Now I don't trust anyone who offers to pay me for blogging.

Marilynne July 7, 2010 at 5:52 PM  

I tried to leave a comment on one of my posts there and I see they've blocked me from doing so. It makes me angry every time I think about how hard I worked and how they just took my words and ran.

Lindsay July 11, 2010 at 3:22 PM  

I. Am. PIIISSSED!!

I have been battling w/ Today.com about getting my blog taken down and rights reverted to me, since they have so grossly breached their own contract. I had a glimmer of hope that it was gone until I realized it merely moved.

It makes my blood boil.

Can we start a Class Action Lawsuit?! It seems like this is the kind of thing that warrants it...

Donna Reynolds July 17, 2010 at 10:18 AM  

Blogdog is utter crap. Load times are so slow I've only been able to get into my account a couple of times. I tried to delete my entire blog, but kept timing out. Best to just let this go. I doubt we'll ever get any satisfaction financially either. Lesson learned, that's for sure.

OnceAndFutureFarmer July 23, 2010 at 6:40 PM  

UNbelievable. :-(

I let The How and Why of Self Reliance lie fallow for some months...various reasons. I have recently been encouraged to revivify it. Since it looked like the ugly bastiches had ceased to exist, I put up a post I'd saved from Our Right to Self Reliance with essentially no editing. Guess I'd better fix that post haste. :-( Crap.

It's interesting that the comments are enabled on the posts (insert evil thoughts here). Perhaps what is more interesting is that I saw that lone comment on the post that shows on the front page of the current incarnation of OR2SR is dated Sept. 17 2009 --- and includes a link to the commentor's blogdog blog, so they have apparently been relocated for a while. I think... Knowing how those people operate, though, they probably provided some sort of incentive for their current suckers...ooops, I meant bloggers....to go and comment on the old blogs. It's not like the comments or any of the trackbacks that I read on the few posts I looked at had anything to do with the actual content of the posts. Spam. All spam.

I have to say, I'm am SO GLAD to not be involved with that crew anymore, in whatever permutation they present themselves. Does anyone have any idea what they are offering their newest crop? Just morbid curiosity on my part, LOL!

Sheesh....!

Today.com Exiles July 25, 2010 at 3:31 PM  

Just had a look at the blogdog.com main page. Recent comments were a real ~treat~

All but one was CLEARLY spam - and the one that wasn't seems likely to be. Guess blogdog is attracting the right sort of visitors (and bloggers?) to suit their management now?

flit

Julie McElroy July 25, 2010 at 8:20 PM  

We need to keep this going! I am going to write about this in my blog (inspiredtowrite.com) and reference this site (if you don't mind). Hopefully my post will get some traffic so people will know what a scam blogdog is. I have over 40 posts on there that I can no longer access!! There is no contact information or anything!!

OnceAndFutureFarmer July 27, 2010 at 3:55 PM  

--O T ---

Sorry, guys, but I couldn't find a contact for this blog for certain so I'm hoping that whoever reads this comment can just contact me; no need to post it here!

The last two posts I've made on The How and Why of Self Reliance haven't shown up in your feed box...any idea why? Choseit did just do an upgrade, could that have anything to do with it?

:-(

Anonymous,  July 31, 2010 at 8:34 AM  

Has anyone tried to post Today/BlogDog material anywhere? I was hoping the company would fail then there'd be no possibility problems. However, that's not likely to happen now.

I doubt company officials will sue to stop anyone for the same reason no one sues them. The lawsuit would be more trouble than it's worth.

They'll likely agree to let things lie. I figure a jury isn't going to rule against us once they know who runs the company and how everything transpired. Assuming things ever got that far, which I doubt.

SLColman August 24, 2010 at 1:56 PM  

This makes me so angry! Why can't they just go away and give us our content back!!

anyone August 27, 2010 at 7:59 PM  

don't any of you realize that duplicate content only applies to content on the SAME DOMAIN? You can post it anywhere you like.

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