As I’ve said here before, Writers Beware. There are always websites out there trying to lure you in to write for them for measly pennies, and then watch you crash and burn when they take it all away from you for one reason or another.
Many of you followed me when I used to blog for the former owners of Today.com (now the Today Show has bought out the domain). Many of us were thrilled to actually watch THEM (the former owners) crash and burn but were disappointed when the sale of the site went through, because we knew they made out like bandits selling that domain name. The idea that our blogs were removed was AWESOME.
The joke is once again on us though, and ALL of our former websites have been moved to a new domain: Blogdog.com
Our blogs are at: http://yourblogname.blogdog.com (same way that today.com used to have them).
Wow. So their site catch phrase is “Blogging has gone to the dogs.” I’m really not sure that is a good catch phrase, though I will certainly agree that anything they get their hands on, goes to the dogs – and comes out… okay never mind. I’ll be nice.
I have been using my content to some degree on my other blog, because they don’t own any personal family recipes that I shared. I try to just change what I personally wrote before and after each recipe. It’s hard for me to believe that my blog was in the #1 spot over on today.com many, many times – I even won a $250 prize for my blog over there, and I was one of the few that actually got paid from the beginning and made my payout many, many times over and was one of the very last blogs that was on the original payment plan to be removed from said payment plan to the newer $1/post + $2/1000 page views. Oh! And my blog was one of only four that was chosen for a magazine layout that was published advertising the site. So yeah.
Then they just turned to crap. I don’t get it. I really don’t. I think I even used to write with one of the shady owners’ wives on another site a long time ago. She was great. Or so I thought… The whole thing is just maddening, though I have been rid of all of them since early 2009.
Anyway, in honor of their return, I thought I would share a bunch of posts that I have gathered over the past year and a half or more, detailing the many experiences that others have had with the former today.com/current blogdog.com folks.
Here ya go:
Is Today.com the Biggest Blog Scam Around or What? « Deb’s Daily Thoughts http://bit.ly/cfvQoG
30 Something And Searching: Today.com – Why They Suck
30 Something And Searching – More Reasons Why They Suck http://bit.ly/9LayF2
The How and Why of Self Reliance » Today.com Expat
Ask Me Anything: For Flit: Why Are So Many Torqued at Today.com http://bit.ly/bM2G2x
Today.com update http://bit.ly/dtCyqR
My Final Story with Today.com : No Job For Mom http://bit.ly/daLtNQ
I’ve been kicked off of Today.com http://bit.ly/91322O
Living Frugal and Simple: Why I Left Today . Com
Poetic Shutterbug: My Story With Today.com http://bit.ly/cZhTp6
Today.com closed my blog down http://bit.ly/abBpSN
My Mutterances: DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH TODAY.COM
My Mutterances: Today.com – lying bastards
Is Today Blog a Scam? | Passive Income Online: Lis Sowerbutts http://bit.ly/ctb3fm
And, just in case you actually still care about what they are doing – while it isn’t updated much anymore – there is still the today.com exiles blog.