My New Blog

By Gina
@Gina145 (3974)
Johannesburg, South Africa
May 23, 2016 8:41am CST
I've been a bit uncertain what to do with myself since BlogJob suspended their rewards program earlier this month. I love that site and don't want to leave, but I don't want to put hours of my time into it for no reward either. Memories of Bubblews persist and I don't want to be cheated again. I've reserved names for my two main blogs elsewhere in case the worst happens and BlogJob doesn't recover, but for the meanwhile I decided to try something new, so I've created a photo blog at BlogSpot. The joy of that is that I don't have to worry about the 300 word minimum that is required for my BlogJob blogs. Shorter posts are far more appropriate for a photo blog. Now to get to work digging into the thousands of photos I've taken over the last few years and see which ones I want to use.
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@MEAngle (238)
23 May 16
Sorry to hear about your BlogJob. Thankfully, you found another way to get out your creative and great ideas, and are able to tell stories that only pictures can pain so amazingly.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 May 16
Thanks @MEAngle . I haven't given up on BlogJob just yet, but I'm worried about what the future holds for it.
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@MEAngle (238)
23 May 16
@Gina145 Hopefully, it doesn't shut down completely.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 May 16
@MEAngle I certainly hope it doesn't. I'd hate to be forced to move the content from my BlogJob blogs elsewhere and have to start promoting them all over again.
@LadyDuck (170608)
• Switzerland
23 May 16
I had enough to waste my time, not only Bubblews, but Persona Paper and CGP Gallery and another one I do not even remember the name. For the moment I only write here and I will take the time to update my personal blog.
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@LadyDuck (170608)
• Switzerland
24 May 16
@Gina145 You are right, Bubblews was the one that caused the biggest problems, it was also the site that paid most. I do not know if BlogJob will recover. Persona Paper started with the same problem, the users stopped to post and it never recovered.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 May 16
@LadyDuck It's really difficult to know what to do about BlogJob at the moment. Their moderator is encouraging members to keep posting as that is the best way to bring traffic to the site, but only a few bloggers are still active and I'm not sure whether that's helping. I really want to update my bonsai blog because I've got a new post that I NEED to write, but I'm just so afraid that everything might vanish and I'll have to start over elsewhere. At this stage the inconvenience that would cause means more to me than the money.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 May 16
Thanks @LadyDuck . That's where I've just opened my photo blog. If things don't work out at BlogJob I'll open another blog or two there, but right now I'm concentrating on my photos. I might just add one or two posts at BlogJob though, as there are a couple of posts I'd really like to write updates on, and doing them somewhere else wouldn't be good as they'd have no context.
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@jaboUK (54867)
• United Kingdom
23 May 16
Good luck with the photo blog. I only use Mylot, it's enough for me.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 May 16
Thanks @jaboUK . I love myLot, but I feel that I need something else too. I really want to continue with my bonsai blog too, but I'm worried about wasting time on new posts at BlogJob. If I was sure that the site would survive I'd post without reward, but if it closes I don't want to have too much content to move.
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@jaboUK (54867)
• United Kingdom
23 May 16
@Gina145 It doesn't look hopeful for Blogjob.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 May 16
@jaboUK I'm inclined to think the same. I hope we're wrong though.
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@zarlamain (24889)
• United States
23 May 16
I'm sorry to hear that. Don't give up though! Keep writing what you love to write!
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@zarlamain (24889)
• United States
23 May 16
@Gina145 Your welcome! Have you tried the site chatabout? It's an interacting site where you earn for conversing with others. If you like to write, chatabout will make a nice addition to your earning sources. Good luck!
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 May 16
Thanks for the suggestion @zarlamain . I already have an account at ChatAbout, but I never do much more than the daily poll, daily path and watching videos there. I find it much easier to interact at myLot so I spend more time here. What I like about BlogJob is that I'm able to write a proper blog in a niche of my choice and keep all my posts together. Maybe I'm being too pessimistic and BlogJob will still recover, but I've learnt not to keep all my eggs in once basket.
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@zarlamain (24889)
• United States
24 May 16
@Gina145 Awesome! Do whatever pleases you! Good luck!
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@sugartoes (41957)
• Greencastle, Indiana
23 May 16
so you have a blog going on @blogger.com I have one & it's QUITE fun to play around with but I have found one you MIGHT like better that if you like uploading video on as well try word press it's easy & it's free to use I have one well I have one with 2 sites on it but yeah it's really simple to use & just as fun too
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 May 16
@sugartoes No need to apologise. We all have to do what works best for us. If I thought I could earn enough I'd go for a paid blog on WordPress, but I can't see that happening any time soon. I've still got a lot to learn about blogging first. Good luck with your blogs.
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@sugartoes (41957)
• Greencastle, Indiana
24 May 16
@Gina145 yeah I was messing around with it last night it's just a 100 $ A YR not too bad I ALMOST decided to go for it I still just might but NOT real sure
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 May 16
@sugartoes $100 per year sounds like a lot of money when it's converted into my currency and I'd have to be certain that I had a popular niche I could write about regularly before I was prepared to commit to that expense. Nothing I've been writing about so far seems likely to be worth that risk.
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• Austin, Texas
24 May 16
Blogspot and Tumblr are both good for photo blogs. Good alternate plan if you're unsure about BlogJob.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 May 16
Thanks for the recommendations @cmoneyspinner . I've started a few little blogs at Tumblr but I really feel lost there. I don't know how to get my posts seen. At least at Blogspot I've been getting some traffic.
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• Austin, Texas
24 May 16
@Gina145 - Stick with what works for you. I'm pleased with my blog on Blogspot as well. I have a lot more freedom of expression with it than with BlogJob - though I am happy to be at both sites. Or I should say, I'm happy to not have been banned from both sites.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 May 16
@cmoneyspinner I just hope that BlogJob will recover from its problems because I really enjoy using the site and I liked the bit of money we got for each post. And it would be really hard to re-establish my bonsai blog at Blogspot as I couldn't promote the same posts at Reddit all over again.
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@JESSY3236 (7029)
• United States
24 May 16
I only did one post on blogjob, and I didn't like it.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 May 16
@JESSY3236 When did you join BlogJob? If you only joined recently then I guess you were lucky that you didn't like it. I like the site and I have been paid by them, so I really want it to recover. I'm just not sure that's going to happen.
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@JESSY3236 (7029)
• United States
25 May 16
@Gina145 I joined about a month ago.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 May 16
@JESSY3236 Well then you're lucky you didn't put much effort into BlogJob.
• Hangzhou, China
3 Aug 16
Glad to know that you have already found a good site, photo blog, which is worth trying for your time and energy. I hope all of those blogging sites that pay people for their time and energy contribution work well, which is a double-win for the sites and their participants, which is very realistic if both reach their aim at the sites, making money for both sides.
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@Ruby3881 (2000)
• Canada
27 May 16
I feel the same way about writing without compensation, and as there really hasn't been any news I decided to migrate my content to my personal blogs. I think if things do come around at BlogJob, I'll just have one blog there instead of three. And I'll likely reserve it for fun content like writing challenges.
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@PatZAnthony (12871)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 May 16
Bubblews is one place many made money. Many sites seems to fizzle when things get promising. Hope you find a place that is rewarding.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 May 16
Thanks @PatZAnthony . I still miss the best of Bubblews, but at BlogJob I learnt how to concentrate on a niche albeit not the most popular one. I'd like to continue in that direction, but it seems that earning money from a blog isn't going to be easy.
@Chungshop (2365)
24 May 16
Hi, I have visited your blog, very interesting and inspired me. I soon open a new blog, just thinking what topics - health, herbs or earn topics. One pic I saw is the fly, I have post here about Bee Fly, do you notice this. If you can fiind them in yr place, that great.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 May 16
Thanks for the visit @Chungshop . I'm glad I inspired you. Good luck with your blog.
• United States
23 May 16
best'f luck'n yer new venture, hon. i'd say work fer yerself, though such does take a bit'f time to build a followin'. fer me, i'd rather make nothin''n my own than to feel cheated by someone else. there's a "tip jar" 'n my blog 'n many others. not much comes from such, but a way fer folks to show their 'ppreciation fer others. i prefer such o'er adverts any ol' day.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 May 16
Thanks @crazyhorseladycx . I'm still hoping that I'll be able to continue at BlogJob, but this blog was never suited to that site anyway, and without the problems there it might never have happened. I'm not optimistic about making money out of it, but I guess time will tell.
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@Chungshop (2365)
23 May 16
where is your blog, may I visit.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 May 16
@Chungshop You're welcome to visit if you want to. There's a link on my profile page.
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@kellyr634 (422)
• United States
23 May 16
Sorry to hear that. I know how you feel. After Bubblews, I almost wanted to give up writing.
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 May 16
@kellyr634 Bubblews didn't make me want to give up writing, but the problems there certainly gave my creativity a knock, and my doubts about the future of BlogJob aren't helping either. That's why I decided I had to try something different while I'm waiting to see what the future holds for that site.