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Yahoo! MyBlogLog to be Discontinued

Yahoo! MyBlogLog to be Discontinued
(Just to clarify the title, I'm not saying Yahoo that MyBlogLog is going away either...)

They'll come and they'll go. Some will stay, others just won't stand the test of time.  The announcement that MyBlogLog will be discontinued came as a surprise to me this morning.  For those not familiar with MyBlogLog, it's a social network for the blogger community that is based in part on interactions facilitated by a popular web widget that some members install on their blogs. Bloggers sign up for free accounts on MyBlogLog and can initiate a blog community for one or more blogs they author.

Today MyBloglog sent an email to paying and non-paying members:

Dear MyBlogLog Customer,

You have been identified as a customer of Yahoo! MyBlogLog. We will officially discontinue Yahoo! MyBlogLog effective May 24, 2011. Your agreement with Yahoo!, to the extent that it applies to the Yahoo! MyBlogLog, will terminate on May 24, 2011.

After May 24, 2011 your credit card will no longer be charged for premium services on MyBlogLog. We will refund you the unused portion of your subscription, if any. The refund will appear as a credit via the billing method we have on file for you. To make sure that your billing information is correct and up to date, visit https://billing.yahoo.com.

If you have questions about these changes, visit MyBlogLog help pages.


While it's disappointing to see any site or product on the web "fail"
the thing I'll miss most will be seeing some of your smiling faces on my ActiveRain sidebar.  I really enjoy looking at the MyBlogLog widget to see who's been here.  The best part is that I can tell you were here even if you didn't leave a comment.  Looks like I'm going to have to find a replacement widget or tool so I can still keep track of your smiling faces.

If you're using MyBlogLog, looks like you will too.

 

     

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Comment balloon 28 commentsBrad Andersohn • February 24 2011 10:47AM

Comments

Well, I guess the market didn't like it enough to keep it around. That is the thing about free enterprise. Either it works or it doesn't. If only our Government would let ALL business deal with it instead of buying them out or subsidizing them.

Posted by Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo (Century 21 Schwartz Realty) almost 10 years ago

That's actually kind of a bummer. I did like seeing my friends smiling faces on the side of my blogs. Sadly, and while it was fresh in my mind, I've removed it from my blog settings.

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 10 years ago

Me too, I'll miss it. I actually got quite a bit of synergy with my online activities because of it. I think MyBlogLog was one of those odd shaped Lego's... Most people just didn't get it or its purpose, or what it was good for was not blatantly obvious.

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) almost 10 years ago

The one thing I won't miss is that when I visited your blog Craig and saw my photo in your MyBlogLog widget, I felt compelled to leave a comment since you'd see I was there anyway.   :-O    lol~

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

Probably a case Brad of not enough MOMENTUM with this tool. Who knows? It seems like they would say why.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 10 years ago

It's the 2nd announcement I saw today... Yeah that's pretty sad BUT.....

I became an ALL STAR Zillow member now. I'm wearing that proud.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) almost 10 years ago

It shows that the economy and competition has hit the mighty Yahoo of our time. More changes are coming

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) almost 10 years ago

 Brad ...Might be a time ( Opportunity ) for you to round up some techies and ...Start up a new Company !!!  :)

Posted by San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hill Country (www.sanantoniotexasnewhomesforsale.com) almost 10 years ago

of course it was always fun guessing "who" when we would see these appear in the widget.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

Good point Brad! It's hard to "show up" and then leave without at least saying hello!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 10 years ago

I'll just comment, so you can see my smiling face?  How's that instead?

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 10 years ago

Brad,

I got that e-mail this morning too.  I guess we'll all have to disable that widget pretty soon.  Like you, I'll miss seeing everyone's faces and knowing exactly who's been visiting (and perhaps not commenting!)

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) almost 10 years ago

Yes Brad it will be strange not seeing everyones smiling faces !!

Helpfulhannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) almost 10 years ago

Brad, it is dissapointing to see sites fail.  Thank goodness we still have Active Rain!

Posted by Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On (Colorado Landmark, Realtors) almost 10 years ago

Hi Brad... it's like they say, the only constant is change!

Posted by Steve Shatsky almost 10 years ago

Brad, let us know if you discover a new service. I wasn't even aware of this, but it sounds like a great tool!

Posted by Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm (RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID) almost 10 years ago

Brad - thanks for the update, I had no idea. I did NOT get that lovely email.

So the MyBlogLog widget will be disappearing from all of our AR blogs, huh?!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

It's the end of another era.  Onto bigger and better blogs!!!

Posted by Nicole Monary, Nicole Knows San Diego Neighborhoods (Sellstate Next Gen Realty) almost 10 years ago

The community blog page was another fav of mine.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

There are some great features I'll mis for sure....  R.I.P MyBlogLog....

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

Brad, I never had the MyBlogLog so don't get the full extent of what all of you will be missing but it sounds like it would have been something I liked.  Oh well.......

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 10 years ago

Hi Brad - Yahoo! keeps dropping more and more of its products.  At some point, we will wonder what Yahoo! is known for anymore. 

Posted by FN LN almost 10 years ago

You'll never see my smiling face so here I am now!!! Hey, what about the AR re-blogging feature being taken away? Am I the only AR member who cares about this? It was great to be able to re-blog a good post, especially when time was tight. Does anyone know anything about this?

Posted by Linda Esposito, NY Expert Home Stager, New York Home Stager Blog and Instructor (HouseSetters Home Staging Services) almost 10 years ago

Brad,

Guess you will have to come to Rain Camp!  Are you going to Seattle?

Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) almost 10 years ago

Linda - I'm sure they are working on the reblog feature, we all miss it.  :-) 

Lori - I will see you at RainCamp Seattle.... wouldn't miss it for the world.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

Hearing this news a few months ago was a big time bummer! Mybloglog is one of my favorite tools. I liked the tracking features as well as seeing your stalkers:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 10 years ago

I will miss this site as I used it almost everyday to track where visitors were coming from and what they were clicking on. Do you know of a similar site?
 

Posted by Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon (eXp Realty LLC) almost 10 years ago

Todd - I'm looking into others, will let you know what I find when I do.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

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