Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Blog Rush On Blast!!

So, in order to generate some more traffic to my blog someone suggested to me that I join Blog Rush. So I went through the process and after the initial steps I was supposed to wait while my blog was checked and verified.
Well I waited and no one even bothered to email me or anything. So I went back to the Blog Rush site and then I saw this message:

Your Blog Was Not Approved For Our Network This message is to inform you that we have carefully reviewed your blog:
Regina's Family Seasons
Your blog did not meet our strict quality criteria.
Therefore, your blog has not been approved for use in our network.
Please do not take this decision personally. We have decided to only approve the highest quality blogs for our network.

Wow! They didn't even have the decency to email me! Wow. My blog is not of the highest quality, and don't meet their criteria?!?! Wow! Blog Rush STOP HATING, that is not cool!
And this is the criteria (That I supposedly didn't meet):

All blogs submitted to BlogRush will be MANUALLY REVIEWED. Approval into the network will be based on the following guidelines and criteria:

BlogRush Quality Guidelines & Criteria

- The blog contains unique, quality content that provides opinions, insights, and/or recommended resources that provide value to readers of the blog. Articles, videos, public domain works, press releases, and content written by others are okay to be used on the blog, but the ratio of unique content should far outweigh content from other sources.

- The blog should be updated on a regular basis (at least several times a month) and should not just go a few months between posts.

- The blog should already contain at least 10-12 quality posts. New blogs with very little content will not be accepted.

- The blog's primary content must be in English. BlogRush is currently not available for non-English blogs.

- The blog should not contain an excessive amount of advertising and links and very little actual content. The focus of the blog should be quality content.

- The primary content of the blog should not be "scraped" content from other sources and/or script-generated pages for the sole purpose of search engine rank manipulation. The focus of the blog should be quality content.

- The blog's content (or advertising) should not contain any of the following types of content: hate, anti-racial, terrorism, drug-related, hacking, phishing, fraud, pornographic, nudity, warez, gambling, copyright infringement, obscene or disgusting material of any kind, or anything considered illegal.

- BlogRush reserves the right to determine if any blog is suitable for its network or not.

Well Blog Rush you are officially put ON BLAST!!!! For not knowing a Darn Good Thing when you see it!!! But Hey I'm not mad at you, Everyone can't handle Regina's Family Seasons!! This blog is in a class all by itself!

19 People Saying Something!

R.L.Scovens 20 August, 2008 18:54

I've never heard of BlogRush. You know I'm gonna have to go and check them out right? Now which one of the criteria didn't you match?!

Karen 20 August, 2008 22:08

It is their loss. I love your blog. :-)

jjbrock 20 August, 2008 22:18

Regina, you are way too classy for them any way.

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family 21 August, 2008 00:44

Heh - doubt I could get in either...

Thought you might be interested in joining a new Entrecard group, focused on Christians. Please stop by my blog and see if you are interested in joining us!

Atasha 21 August, 2008 04:26

You know I submitted my blog to some other site, I can't remember the name, but I submitted it to get more traffic a few months ago and they emailed me, telling me that my blog was not approved because it contained profanity. WHAT???

You can bet no one personally reviewed anything because that is complete nonsense.

sabriena 21 August, 2008 05:56

Blogrush isn't even worth it anyway. I had it for awhile and it brought me maybe 2 hits extra in exchange for having their huge tacky widget on there.

You're better off not joining them.

Pandora 21 August, 2008 07:29

That is just down right stupid in not accepting your blog. Hmm, maybe they don't read English :)

Eb the Celeb 21 August, 2008 08:04

That's dead wrong but 4get them... just join blogging social networking sites like urban blogger and seek out new readers that way

Kateedyd 21 August, 2008 08:16

OMG! That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Give me a break...don't take it personal, please. I know who NOT to try to use.

melanie 21 August, 2008 09:45

I'll bet your blog wasn't manually reviewed- it just doesn't make any sense. Unless one of their reasons was "Your blog is too good for us" that one you would meet.

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T 21 August, 2008 11:05

LOL just chk my blog for some directories

Don 21 August, 2008 16:23

I've never heard of blog rush, either. So I wouldn't waste too much energy with 'em, but you did good placing them on full blast.

I was invited to join the essence network. I think you would enjoy. I recommend that you consider.

I tried to join this blog membership a couple months ago and they emailed back saying that while my blog was impressive, it was much too sexual for their taste. I replied that no one was having sex on my blog. LOL.

I think that's why I enjoy being able to post on Character Corner so much.

Leeann 21 August, 2008 20:57

I've never even heard of them! What a stupid website.

Sue 21 August, 2008 21:21

Don't worry, I joined and barely got any traffic from it, no way near what Entrecard does. I had it for about 3 months and got like 5 or 6 hits of it. It's just another widget that doesn't do any good. I took it off my blog. Plus I can't believe they rejected you! That is ridiculous!

sHaE-sHaE 22 August, 2008 08:30

BlogWHO? To heck with them if they don't know a good thing when it's right up in their face.


r u kiddin' me!? your blog was rejected!? that truly baffles me because your blog is synonymous with great content-a lot of stuff that regular folks like me can relate to and appreciate. oh well. no matter what they say, you have me as a loyal reader-always!

:::Marcus LANGFORD:::


p.s.-i used to be a blogrush member and trust me, it is a very overrated experience. it does very little to truly help, so you are not missing anything.

:::Marcus LANGFORD:::

Believer 1964 28 August, 2008 02:08

Um, you don't need help! Keep away from all that mess.

Your readers have come and stayed.

Girl, these folk got mad love for you!

iriegal 29 August, 2008 06:17

I HATE BLOG RUSH!! Yeah my site was approved but they are so BIASED and show so much favortism that I had to get off that site.

The person that referred you probbly didn't tell you that they GET something for referring you...and they do.

Yeah I wrote it OUTLOUD. Originally the ocncept of Blogrush was cool but as most things go it got to be tOOOOOOOOOOO popular. It was like a new candy in the store EVERYONE wanted it..

It did NOT help my traffic at all..

I think you have a wonderful site. Word of mouth can do you wonders. Try adding your site to WIDGET. This way folks can grab your blog and add your contents to their site . THis helped me a lot on two of my blogs.

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