I have had one of my other blogs, a rather ordinary technology blog, approved for BlogRush since it opened. It didn’t really work too well for it, but it seemed like a site like OpTempo would be perfect for it. I know of several other sites that are taking an approach to blogging similar to mine here and they’re showing their widget. Unfortunately, their “rejectobot” spit this out after one quick crawl of this blog.
Why BlogRush Sucks
Maybe their ‘bot didn’t like my Adsense Ads or something but it was pretty darn quick about rejecting this blog. Doesn’t look like there is any way to get an actual human reconsideration either. So, I’ve decided to see if I can rank for the search term “BlogRush Sucks” at least for a short while to get their attention. So, I’m posting this attention-whoring bit of linkbait and seeing what happens.
I can guess what happened though. As I’ve commented elsewhere they got overrun with sploggers pretty quickly right after they opened their doors. Now, as is typical on the Internet, they’ve overreacted and are rejecting new blogs with Adsense ads just on principle. It’s good that they’re getting rid of the spammy splogs but they’re also throwing out the baby with the bathwater. At least if your ‘bot thinks a blog is illegitimate due to a rudimentary crawl take the time to manually review or crawl it in depth. Give it a chance. Put it on a status of “Pending In Depth Review Before Activation” rather than a rude rejection notice.
Until then, I have to say BlogRush Sucks.