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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 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.


    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 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.


    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


    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?


    March 1, 2006 at 3:48 pm

  6. Do you have any invite?


    March 1, 2006 at 4:23 pm


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


    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


    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.


    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.



    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.


    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 account has been deactivated, maybe this is why i’m getting such a low ratio?


    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 ;)


    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.


    March 2, 2006 at 11:01 am

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


    March 2, 2006 at 1:03 pm

  19. I just sent you one ockabewis


    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.


    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.


    March 3, 2006 at 11:16 am


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


    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)


    March 3, 2006 at 4:44 pm

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

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




    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?


    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.


    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


    March 4, 2006 at 3:38 pm

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


    March 7, 2006 at 3:22 am

  34. Just sent you one mike


    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.


    October 23, 2006 at 8:10 pm

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