No More BlobJog Earnings

@bagarad (7917)
Paso Robles, California
May 4, 2016 10:47pm CST
I was pretty sure this day was coming. So here we are. Time to migrate blogs away to self-hosted sites. Guess we can all keep in contact here. Glad I stopped posting new blogs.
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@andriaperry (33072)
• Anniston, Alabama
5 May 16
I am not going to give up just yet., I will give him time to correct the problem, I enjoyed all those $100 bills, same day cash out too!
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
5 May 16
I have enough to catch out for $25 and although I wanted to wait to hit a hundred, I might lose it all by waiting. I've wanted to move my blogs anyway, since I haven't been able to use my third party programs like EPD on my blogs there. I may keep a couple there and try to pick up some affiliate income if they aren't right for other sites, but I'll be saving the all as complete webpages in my browser to make them easier to put together. .
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@Lucky15 (33694)
• Philippines
5 May 16
Wow. That is a lot
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@Gina145 (4094)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 May 16
@bagarad I think it would be best to cash out while you can. If you start deleting posts you'll just lose that money anyway.
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5 May 16
Self-hosting is definitely the smart thing to do. But it's nice to have a place to interact with other people who do the same things. Only writing on your own blogs can get lonely.
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
6 May 16
We have the PJ group and there are numerous other FB groups like Kyla's new one. I like the Writer's Door, where most of my old Squidoo friends are.
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6 May 16
@bagarad I've learned a lot just from reading what other bloggers post in the PJ group.
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
6 May 16
@OldRoadsOnceTraveled I also just added you to Kyla's FB Writer Accountability group.
• United States
5 May 16
I often thought of joining BlogJob because of so many familiar writers being there. Now I'm very glad i didn't. I had enough after Bubblews.
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5 May 16
I was just about to join for that very reason, but didn't when I saw the announcement. Don't want to go through that again.
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
6 May 16
@OldRoadsOnceTraveled They closed the membership door just before you had a chance to join. Now I have to update all my blog posts promoting BlogJob and I removed a photo that was no longer appropriate made a better one, and now I can't seem to load any photos I've tried today into my Wordpress site to replace what I removed. I had to update in without any photos just to save the changes. I am sorry we won't have you in our group there. Many people still have hope and are sticking around hope things get resolved. Where have I seen that before? Speaking of which, we have quite an interesting discussion going on PP right now.
@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
6 May 16
It's too bad. We had just gotten a new pp group established there.
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@Gina145 (4094)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 May 16
I want to believe that you're wrong, but I'm having a hard time convincing myself that BlogJob will bounce back. Meanwhile I've reserved the names of my main blogs at Blogspot in case I need to move them.
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
6 May 16
I wonder how hard it is to change from one interface to the other. I'd like to change my main blogs to WordPress from Blogger, but as we've seen at BlogJob, site migrations can be a mess. I lost almost all my traffic when I moved my site to a new host. Of course, most of the site was left unpublished until I had time to rewrite it. I attribute the loss mostly to having less content and a different name and business model, even though I'm selling many of the same books. I'm just not shipping them anymore and I'm acting as an affiliate seller instead.
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
6 May 16
@Gina145 It would be easier for you to get a Wordpress site and then you could export your sites from BJ right into another site which has the same theme. That's what I plan to do when the time comes. If it comes.
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
7 May 16
@Gina145 Nope. Get a self-hosted one. You can't monetize anything from WordPress.com. I almost got kicked off and my blog deleted for a Zazzle link to a poster of a skeleton with spider webs on it holding a phone in a post about about trying to get to the right department of Microsoft's store on the phone. I think Microsoft might have reported me.
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
5 May 16
I kind of saw that one coming...too bad. Wish I had more time to spend here, but now the weather is nice and I am outdoors a lot!
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
5 May 16
I saw it coming, too, and had just updated my blog about it. Now I'll have to update it again. Were you there?
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
5 May 16
@bagarad Signed up just to take a look around, but got to busy to do anything there.
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
6 May 16
If you get chance, go back to Persona Paper, which is still up and look for Morilla's current discussions on politics. It would be interesting to get your take on it.
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• United States
5 May 16
What happened? Are they shutting down? I'm not a member on that site, but I've read posts about people posting there.
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
5 May 16
There aren't shutting down yet. They have just stopped giving people points. I suspect if they do start giving points again it will be just for blogging and maybe comments on blogs. It would make sense to stop giving points for getting friends, and for starting and joining groups. That would get rid of those who try to earn points without contributing anything profitable to the site.
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• United States
5 May 16
@bagarad Oh okay. Is it a good site that pays? I came from the B site, and I really loved that one before it went down. :/
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@Gina145 (4094)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 May 16
@bagarad That would be wise. They were giving points for far too may meaningless things. But I think points for referred views would be important because if the site is to survive, it needs readers, not just members visiting each other's posts.
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@Lucky15 (33694)
• Philippines
5 May 16
Haven't been there in weeks
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
5 May 16
Then you won't miss it much now.
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@Dawwriter (256)
• Pakistan
5 May 16
I hope Sheridan is able to revive the site. It was a good place to call "home"
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
5 May 16
I just hope myLot remains as a place to communicate. I think all third party sites are having a hard time.
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