First question: Where are the new owners of what used to be a very good blog traffic exchange? The new owner(s) hasn’t introduced him or herself yet to all of the members.
Next- What’s going on with thumbnail pictures of our blogs? I have four blogs running on Bl0gexplosion and only two of them have thumbnails right now. I stupidly decided that I wanted to change the thumbnail for Breath of life, oh, about THREE weeks ago. I’ve submitted my request twice and it still hasn’t been changed.
Might I suggest that when a person requests a new thumbnail, that the current thumbnail is not removed until the new one is ready to replace it. Wouldn’t that be so much better than staring at a blank white thumbnail that gives a viewer no idea of what the blog is about?
The other site of mine that doesn’t have a thumbnail is Odd Planet. You see, I recently moved Odd Planet from Bl0gexplosions blog hosting site Bl0gcharm to my own domain. I did this for a few reasons. 1. so I could have more control over my posts such as setting up automated posts. 2. So that my visitors could actually comment easily. The bl0gcharm comment system is terrible.
My third reason for moving Odd Planet from bl0gcharm to my own domain is a big one. When bl0gcharm started up it offered a small incentive – bloggers could make some money by having their blogs on bl0gcharm. That sounded interesting so I decided to create a blog there in early February and that’s when Odd Planet was born. It took me until early July to make $10 on bl0gcharm. $10 is the minimum amount of money that they will pay out to your paypal account. I requested my payout and it said pending. Alright, I can wait a day or two.
Nearly two months have gone by since I made my first request for a Bl0gcharm payout. I’ve sent in two support tickets about my problem and they haven’t been answered. Not a peep. I just sent in a third support ticket about this issue and I also sent one in about the lengthy wait for thumbnails.
Has anybody else noticed that their sites aren’t getting as many views as they used to on Bl0gexplosion? I’m pretty sure that my sites used to get at least 25 hits a day, but lately the highest amount is perhaps 12 hits each and often less than that. What’s up with that?
I’m not trying to run down Bl0gexplosion. It’s a good service and I’ve met a lot of great people and gained several regular visitors through them, but it’s hit a lot of bumps in the road lately and I’d love to know how the new owner is planning on addressing those problems.
Has anyone else run into problems with Bl0gexplosion lately? Have you had any response from the support team at all?