Yes, the blog widget that told me about a year ago that this blog sucked is no more. It has ceased to be. It has run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. It is an ex-widget.
Can’t say I’ll miss them although my Blogrush Sucks category and tag helped bring in more traffic than the widget ever would have.
In his swan song email Reese at least admits that his ‘quality checkers’ screwed up when it came to evaluating blogs:
We also had some problems with trying to fairly control the quality of the network, and in the process made many mistakes in deciding what blogs should stay or go.
In my view, this mistake was probably the one that insured the failure of the system. It made many legitimate bloggers angry with the widget and led to them refusing to click the widget or even ad block it. This kind of ‘customer service’ not only left a bad taste for Blogrush but also for any future endeavors by Mr. Reese.
However, I sure it doesn’t matter to him. He’s got a huge email list and considerable raw data from Blogrush he can exploit to lure people into his next big thing. Best of luck to him but he can count on people remembering how he treated them with Blogrush.
Do you have any thoughts on the demise of Blogrush? If so, leave a comment.