A bunch of dung-throwing code-monkeys here... What's next?!?  

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2116 posts
11/9/2005 9:05 am

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A bunch of dung-throwing code-monkeys here... What's next?!?

OK bloggers... have any of you noticed a decrease in the number of hits you get? Hits are what matter to me; comments are fun to read, but it's more important to me to be read than have a bunch of comments, like say... oh... some guy who claims to be hitchhiking in Texas.

The reason for this decrease? A-FF has taken the Read my blog link away from us. That link introduced me to some fantastic blogs I would not have found otherwise.

If I'm reading the comments to a post, and one of them is particularly clever/funny/thought provoking, I click on that icon and check that person's blog out. But now, I don't even know it the commenter has ea blog.

I've a proposal which I'd like your opinion on, kids. I propose that whenever we make a comment to a post, we also leave a discreet but noticable link to our own blogs. We make it discreet, like size 1, so as not to be guilty of conspicuous self-promotion, but noticeable by coloring the script blue the way they used to be.

Yay or nay? Opinions?

Oh, the punkin' fucker? Nothing to do with this post, I just didn't have a good post idea to go with it over Halloween, and it's a great pic.

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rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
11/9/2005 1:31 pm

yeah, i'm really fed up with it too. GOTD said they were definitely going to fix it this week as it was removed in error, but hell, how long we supposed to wait... lets give it a try ... why not?

[blog freelove999]

hourglasses 47F

11/9/2005 1:38 pm

Yeah I miss that link too. I'm sorry, but I can't promise that I will make my link small as I am a huge attention whore

Read My Blog

spinmedown 49M
3626 posts
11/9/2005 2:54 pm

I'm a silver member at the moment, so I can hit their profile and link to their blog. That has been my solution.
I'm not sure if it works for standard members.
I like your idea.

They take away the link and give us the option of voting on comments.
WTF were they thinking?
See if I can make this work.....

Most people are other people... FUCKING CHARACTER LIMIT!!! ~Oscar Wilde

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
11/10/2005 12:49 pm

I seem to be a day late. The "View My Blog" hyperlink is back. But as far as my blog goes, I get few hits anyway, so I really didn't notice the difference. I only get what I consider impressive hits on it on the rare occassions my timing is right and I'm visible in the "Most Recent Entries" area.

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