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BlogMad

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Blog Mad has gone live with a public beta today, an i have to say its incredibly addictive!

I’ve already accumlated 20 points from browsing other peoples blogs and bought a lottery ticket to win 700 crdits :P

I’m hoping to improve my rank to junior by the end of today, i’ll update on how much extra traffic im getting from it in a few hours.

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Written by Atariboy

March 1, 2006 at 10:40 am

Posted in Blogging, Geeky, Promotions, Web

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  1. I dont think im getting any traffic from it at the moment, it seems to have a problem/bug with wordpress.com blogs.

    And there are not a huge amount of people signed up to it, so i keep seeing the same blogs, but its earning me nice amounts of credits.

    Atariboy

    March 1, 2006 at 11:20 am

  2. I’m going to agree with you napfisk, it really isn’t as great as i hoped.

    Lots of errors, not enough people, and wordpress.com blogs arnt working very well at all.

    Have to give it a bit more time i think, maybe come back in april when they have sorted the bugs out.

    Atariboy

    March 1, 2006 at 12:05 pm

  3. I’ve got 9 hits from blogmad so far, although they seem to be having some issues, i had a timeout, and a few errors when viewing the Varb, and its logged me out a few times unexpetidly.

    9 hits a day is good for smaller blogs, but at the moment there are not really any good blogs on there to discover, except maybe mine :P

    Atariboy

    March 1, 2006 at 1:22 pm

  4. I’m actually a moderator at BlogMad!

    Joe Anderson

    March 1, 2006 at 3:35 pm

  5. So you know about these issues?

    Also can you jsut give out free credits? hehe :P

    i love the concept, but the website isnt really in a very finished state, are you sure that it was ready to go into public beta?

    Atariboy

    March 1, 2006 at 3:48 pm

  6. Do you have any invite?

    Mik

    March 1, 2006 at 4:23 pm

  7. http://www.blogmad.net/?ref=45d75364fd801d7

    that might work if you sign up via that link, other wise no.

    Atariboy

    March 1, 2006 at 4:53 pm

  8. No way.
    I’ve registered in the past days but I can’t find registration data.
    I’ll wait.
    Thanks anyway

    Mik

    March 1, 2006 at 5:09 pm

  9. 36 hits from blog mad today so far, and i’ve viewed over 100 blogs, so its not 1:1 ratio for me.

    Atariboy

    March 1, 2006 at 5:53 pm

  10. Atariboy: It is 1:1, however, I expect you have 66 credits. You need to give it time. I have 700 credits FFS! If you don’t understnad, ask on the forums.

    Joe Anderson

    March 1, 2006 at 7:46 pm

  11. yes there are bugs. Its a beta.
    Yes we launched it with bugs or we would not have kept our promise tolaunch march1 and dissapointed many people.
    yes we promise a 1:1 ratio, it will even itself out over time.
    Yes there are more blogs on the way, theres a newsletter going out today.

    :)

    Paul

    March 1, 2006 at 7:53 pm

  12. I have 1835 credits!!

    I’m not trying to put it down, but there are some big bugs which i thought you would have fixed/worded around before releasing it to the public, some people might be put off my it.

    37:106 at the moment.

    We’ll see how it goes over the next few weeks.

    Atariboy

    March 1, 2006 at 8:20 pm

  13. Also every time i log in or return to the homepage after surfing blogs i find that my wordpress.com account has been deactivated, maybe this is why i’m getting such a low ratio?

    Atariboy

    March 1, 2006 at 8:24 pm

  14. Atariboy: That is very likely. I know yesterday there were problems with RPC, thought it was fixed. It is the same with any traffic exchange – it will equal out.

    Joe Anderson

    March 1, 2006 at 8:42 pm

  15. BlogMad is kind of down now, cannot connect with the BD :? lets wait a little ;)

    Alejandro

    March 2, 2006 at 6:26 am

  16. It’s up now.

    Joe Anderson

    March 2, 2006 at 8:19 am

  17. Looks like when blog mad went down i lost my 20 lottery tickets i about i.e. i lost 200 credits..

    Blogmad is starting to get on my nerves, i dont think they should have released such a buggy product to the general public.

    Atariboy

    March 2, 2006 at 11:01 am

  18. Do you have an invite you’d be willing to part with?

    ockabewis

    March 2, 2006 at 1:03 pm

  19. I just sent you one ockabewis

    Atariboy

    March 2, 2006 at 1:08 pm

  20. Atariboy: It is still in beta. Bare that in mind.

    Joe Anderson

    March 2, 2006 at 4:56 pm

  21. Yes i know, but the ammount of bugs and errors make it seem more like an alpha.

    When flickr and google release their betas they are much more stable.

    Atariboy

    March 2, 2006 at 5:31 pm

  22. BlogMad promised it would be released on the 1st of March. You can’t back out of a promise unless your Microsoft.

    Joe Anderson

    March 3, 2006 at 8:23 am

  23. Song bird said they would release a demo in december, but i’m glad they waited, they mangaged to get a number of bugs out of it before they finally released it, although they did get flamed a bit, it was prolly for the better.

    Atariboy

    March 3, 2006 at 11:16 am

  24. http://harshdeep.wordpress.com/2006/03/02/web-applications-hype-buggy-software-disaster/

    Another blogger got a bit of a bad impression from the intial buggy release of Blogmad

    Atariboy

    March 3, 2006 at 12:28 pm

  25. I’m sorry you are disappointed with BlogMad, but these bugs will be squashed. BlogMad still beats all the other exchanges.

    Joe Anderson

    March 3, 2006 at 4:34 pm

  26. I was a little disappointed at first, but im still using it, more to find other cool blogs than to increase my traffic ( which is still nowhere near 1:1)

    Atariboy

    March 3, 2006 at 4:44 pm

  27. atariboy, please come and have a chat on irc.atrum.org #blogmad

    I am there as rush, I really think that your input is extremely valid and would love to chat to you.

    regards

    Paul

    Paul

    March 3, 2006 at 5:03 pm

  28. Believe it or not ,i have never used IRC, but i will try it out now, whats the best client to use?

    Atariboy

    March 3, 2006 at 5:21 pm

  29. xchat ftw!

    David James

    March 3, 2006 at 6:55 pm

  30. I’m using n00b friendly IRC at the moment.

    Atariboy

    March 3, 2006 at 6:59 pm

  31. It’s not n00b friendly – I’ve used it for 6 months!

    Joe Anderson

    March 3, 2006 at 8:31 pm

  32. If you use xchat, you will have the problem with the trial period for Windows

    Alejandro

    March 4, 2006 at 3:38 pm

  33. You don’t have any more invites do you? I’d like to try this out!

    Mike

    March 7, 2006 at 3:22 am

  34. Just sent you one mike

    Atariboy

    March 7, 2006 at 10:32 am

  35. I’ve got nothing from this service. I don’t know why people bother since they have Google sitemaps, Yahoo site maps and WordPress. THREE BIG GUNS — ;-)

    Take care of the following info –

    Neither Alexa nor Technorati or Pingoat is accurate in tracking inbound links.

    pobiznews

    October 23, 2006 at 8:10 pm


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