My friend, Leanne did it best when she put the following on her site:
I deleted the code!
That about sums it up.
And this post will probably make me
Very Unpopular Blogger
Ahh well. Can’t let the trivialities of life get’cha down.
My current gripes with it:
2 – The stats aren’t accurate and waiver from day to day. And I’m not just talking a ‘little waiver’ – I’m talking one day your rank is #500 and 24 hours later your rank is #3987 and 24 hours later your rank is #1530 and the next day #6875, you get what I mean. A friend of mine once emailed TTLB asking about this enormous daily variance and the reply was this : “I guess you aren’t as popular as you think you are.”
3 – One of my own blogs has been removed from the ecosystem. Why? I have no clue. I’ve emailed in serveral times to find out what the deal is. No reply. Then I used their handy dandy shiny new help desk system and submitted a ticket. I recieved a reply email saying I’d hear back in no less than 24 hours. That was on 10/23 – to date, I’ve not recieved a response back. At all. Another friend of mine used their support ticket system to submit a simliar request – a month later, no response.
I do realize that the TTLB service is offered for free. And NZ Bear does a lot of good in promoting blogs, and heavy issues that matter. I just have to ask – why put up a support ticket system if people can’t get any answers there? Why not just say: “This is a free service. We’re not actively suppporting any trouble tickets at this time due to time constraints” or something like that?
I don’t know – it was once a fun thing to check the stats and see how my blogs, and other blogs I like, were doing. Now, as far as I’m concerned, the ecosystem can take a flying leap. To me, at least the ecosystem stats portion of it, it’s not considered a valid blog resource anymore.
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