Apr 13, 2009

Entrecard, it's just not fun anymore....


Dear entrecard,
I have a feeling it's almost time to part ways. You see...I am losing interest in you.
I used to love logging into my dashboard and viewing all the new "DROPS" that my entrecard had received.
I loved visiting the NEW blogs that had requested to advertise on my blog.
I have even met some amazing new blogging friends via entrecard.
However, you have sucked all the fun out of my experience with these paid ads.
I now have to log in and WEED out 20-30 ADS before I actually get to the BLOGS that are worthy enough to get their space on my pretty darn awesome blog.
AND YES....I have been denying just about ALL of the ADS that are coming through.
First of all- I don't think my readers need to have their *wee wee's* enlarged.
(ok, maybe there is one or two out there that could benefit)
I also don't think they are interested in FISH FARMS or visiting Satan's lair. (at least I hope not)
So, why would I advertise these?
I dunno....
Maybe it's all me and has nothing to do with you but I am pretty sure our relationship is about to come to an end.
It's sad but I really don't have any use for you anymore.
We have lost that "Spark" and I am not sure if we can get it back again.

signed,
me

P.S. Here's another annoyed blogger, Alyson of 3Ps in a Pod. She is actually leaving entrecard and giving away her entrecard credits (1,000 of them!)


10 comments:

Keisha on April 13, 2009 at 9:21 PM said...

LOL! you are funny girl!

Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." on April 14, 2009 at 6:54 AM said...

ugh...I'm getting pretty tired of the paid ads and what-not too. I'm very close to going ahead and getting rid of it as well.

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting on April 14, 2009 at 10:31 AM said...

I. Am. So. With. You.

Graham Langdon on April 14, 2009 at 12:03 PM said...

Just for the record we have never run an ad through the network for male enhancement.

Also, while I am truly sorry we need to start running paid ads to pay our bills, many bloggers still love our service and depend on it for traffic and networking, and it wouldn't be fair to them to not do what we have to to keep operating and improving the service overall.

My Journey on April 14, 2009 at 12:29 PM said...

What a lovely way to word how you feel about entrecard! So many are leaving and some are saying nothing while others are being more vocal. I left Mar 16 because of Graham's rudeness but would have left after seeing how the paid ads are working.

Take care and I will drop in again. I found your blog through twitter. I'm gardengnome1 on twitter.

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes on April 14, 2009 at 12:32 PM said...

Oh....well, maybe you call it something totally different then?
But when clicked on the so called "AD" BAM right there 5 posts in a row about a certain PILL that claimed to DO A CERTAIN something to a certain part of the body.

Let's just say it wasn't talking about making your BRAIN bigger either.

Just sayin'
Hey, your company....your rules. I would never say HOW DARE YOU TRY TO MAKE A BUCK OR TWO. Geesh....I try to get a little extra cash here and there too. I was just saying it used to be fun. Now, not so much.

My blog-My opinion

The Petersons on April 14, 2009 at 1:29 PM said...

Ya know, I'm about done with them too. I've left it up until now just to see how things would go. But, out of around 100 paid ads I've approved maybe 4-5. The rest I don't want on my blog. It's too bad. I've found a lot of great blogs through ecard.

blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell on April 14, 2009 at 4:32 PM said...

They have to notice by now that people are ticked off. They're going to find more and more people quitting if they don't do something fast.

bookieboo on April 14, 2009 at 11:35 PM said...

I'm getting so close to doing the same. My real advertisers have dropped off and now it's all paid ads. I feel like blahh.....

jp on April 15, 2009 at 1:01 AM said...

I just joined entre card now I'm bummed out thanks lol... I didn't realize it was like that. I am still trying to figure it out. So far those wanting to advertise on my blog though are related to the subject and no wee wee enlargements YET (Thank God!)

Great blog post!

 

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