MyBlogLog Closing Date Announced

In case you’ve not heard, the MyBlogLog.com network will be terminated in May of this year. Here’s what Yahoo said in letters to customers:

We will officially discontinue Yahoo! MyBlogLog effective May 24, 2011.

Although I did not receive a letter, the account dashboard displayed:

Important Notice – MyBlogLog will no longer be in service from 24 May 2011.”

As TimeThief said on OneCoolSiteBloggingtips she “had already connected with on other (social networking sites.”  When I first joined I liked the site and wrote 8 posts about how you could use it to increase blog traffic. It did work in the beginning then things got stale, with lots of spammy comments sent to all members of your community.

So what to do with those posts? My first thought was delete them since I’m trying to refocus my blog anyway.  But first I looked at Analytics to see if there was any recent  traffic (LOL). Not surprised the answer was None.

Then I thought, well maybe I can salvage the post content and work it around a newer more effective network. Nope.

So I ended up deleting them all. Post content centered on using the site and statistics on results (new friends, community members). Also some links to resource sites were out of date.

In this process I found outdated posts about BlogRush, an oldie  that was discontinued in 2008. It was a service that was to bring a “rush of traffic’ to those who joined. So I deleted two more posts.

What to do with MyBlogLog account? I plan to delete my account (if I can get into it, now that Yahoo tied my Yahoo to MBL accounts).

What to do instead of MBL? Well Yahoo recommends Yahoo! Pulse. I’ll hold off on joining for awhile.

What do you plan to do with your MyBlogLog account and posts until the axe goes down in May. Any experience with Yahoo!Pulse?


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4 Comments

  1. Hi there,
    I already went to the MyBlogLog site and deleted my account. The friends/followers I had were primarily from other sites so we will remain connected. I’m beginning to think that we are going to see a strong movement towards smaller niche based social networking sites with “social” forums, as oposed to “promotion” forums. The reason I say this is because everyone I communicate with is saying the same things. they are overwhelmed by the information flood. they do not have the time to read all the information coming at them. They are skim reading and feeling guilty and stressed out. I find it too hard to keep up with myself so I have been backing away from social networking. I have a life to live off-line. I find it hard to make time for both fresh content creation and social networking and without fresh content what is there to promote? I also consider the many blog directories fo be dinosaurs. Savvy bloggers primarily join them for the backlink but newbies still belive will deliver traffic to their blog. This is not the case. Directories rarely send a significant amount of traffic to blogs listed in their registries.

    • Hell TT!
      Nice to see you again. We’re on the same page here when it comes to ‘promotion forums’ and information overload. When I see a Twitter follow offer from someone who has 20,000 tweets and follows 30,000 people, the red flag flies off the pole! Ridiculous.
      As always, thank you for adding your thoughts.

  2. Hi SBA… I’m confused why mybloglog widget on my blog not appear, I do not know if myblogblog been closed by yahoo. Thanks for your info

    • Hi Roell,
      As we said above … Yahoo announced the MyBlogLog service would be terminated on May 24, 2011. So did your widget just now stop working?

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