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Starting over -- a Blogster Rant

Like a good handful of others, this post is only going to echo the same sentiments that many of you have already shared before. When I woke up this morning, this wasn't the topic I thought I'd be blogging about today, but here it goes anyway...

I've loved and left many blogs before.

After a long blogging hiatus, I realized how much I missed it and so I wanted to start up again. That's when I came across Blogster. I indulged my writer's craving by returning to my frequent blogging habits, and life was good.

Only a short while after I had starting blogging again, I watched with disappointment as things slowly started to degrade -- the new igloo format, the irritating bugs, and the icing on the cake, a sh*tty new privacy policy.

While everyone else jumped ship, I really wanted to believe that things would improve, and therefore, I hung on for dear life. For Pete's sake, I can't abandon *another* blog!

With all the outcry from my fellow bloggers, I was really optomistic, "Maybe if people complain loud enough, they'll fix the bugs and change their policy?"

Well, I have yet to see any promise of change. I'm tired of waiting. Enough is enough. Janetk suggested in Witchy's comment box today, "What if we all left at once?"

This is something I had been talking about at work with my co-workers whenever we have a real crappy day... "What if we all left at once? Then they'd really be screwed!" While it'll probably never happen at the office, I can easily exercise my right to leave and join the rest of the gang who have already ditched Bugster.

I have decided that I have no reason to stay there except out of laziness -- I honestly don't feel like creating a new blog. Even so, I think it's finally time.

I'll still visit the ol' place to say hello and read all the blogs that I've always enjoyed... but I can't keep posting there. It's just a load of b.s.

I plan to copy n' save my old posts on to my computer, so I'll always have them for my own reference, and will then delete them from Blogster's crappy privacy policy clutches. Their property, my a$$! Sure, I usually don't write anything that would be worth stealing... but that doesn't mean that they can selfishly claim it as their own. Seriously -- what the hell are they thinking?

I hate starting over, I really do. But like many of you other MyBloggers bloggers out there who came to the same conclusion long ago, I have finally realized that I can't put up with Blogster's nonsense much longer. I've usually got the patience of a saint, and it's running on empty. I guess it was only a matter of time, wasn't it?

And on that note... hello MyBloggers.

posted on Mar 5, 2008 10:31 AM ()


I'm a bit slow making the rounds...welcome! Very hapy to see that you decided to cross over with the rest of us!
comment by whereabouts on Mar 18, 2008 9:02 AM ()
I too am an ex-Blogster-ite. When at first I made the switch to mybloggers, I felt like an ex-patriot, but now, I am right at home here and I enjoy it. When the new privacy policy, which is simply a license to steal, was implemented at Blogster, I bailed. I copied all of my posts to my computer, deleted them on the blog site, and then disabled my blogster account.
It's amazing how quickly a couple of arrogant buttheads can ruin a good thing, huh?
Glad you're here! I've just added you to my friends list.
comment by hayduke on Mar 12, 2008 9:22 AM ()
It was only pure laziness that kept me at Blogster, too...I didn't feel like starting over again. But here, it doesn't feel like starting over because there are so many familiar faces anyway. And you know what? A good load of us all left at once...that's gotta count for something!
comment by janetk on Mar 7, 2008 2:27 PM ()
Hey gorgeous! Missed you and glad we can not support one another in one place eh.
comment by mrsstu on Mar 7, 2008 8:15 AM ()
at least this time starting over a lot of your friends made the same move.
comment by wickedwitchofthewest on Mar 7, 2008 6:01 AM ()
I guess the mass exodus worked. There was a notification yesterday and the privacy policy has been changed!! I couldn't live without my good friends over here so I am back and forth!
comment by angiedw on Mar 7, 2008 3:44 AM ()
Welcome to the fun world of mybloggers
comment by greatmartin on Mar 6, 2008 4:22 PM ()
Welcome to the "real" blogster...great place with great people!
comment by strider333 on Mar 5, 2008 7:08 PM ()
Look this place is fun and crazy. Eddie is the best and answers questions, plus he hangs out with us and sometimes chats here as well. It's a good place. I left blogster a couple of months back. Never looked back once.
comment by teacherwoman on Mar 5, 2008 3:36 PM ()
welcome to the dark side! blogster was just getting too crazy for me, everyone going private, the privacy policy, it just wasn't fun anymore.
comment by elkhound on Mar 5, 2008 2:26 PM ()
Smart move. Welcome to MyBloggers
comment by jthoneydew on Mar 5, 2008 12:40 PM ()
Welcome, yep, they have gone down the tubes there...
comment by ekyprogressive on Mar 5, 2008 11:02 AM ()
I am glad you are here mel. I hope everyone of my friends come, I do not want to miss out on their blogs and I don't them to miss out on mine!
comment by wickedwitchofthewest on Mar 5, 2008 10:45 AM ()
I am glad you found us!
comment by eddie on Mar 5, 2008 10:43 AM ()

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