Just a quick note for all my fellow ex-today’lers and others that might be considering blogging for today.com and want to hear experiences with that company. If you don’t know what I am speaking about you might want to check this post: Today.com closed my blog down
Yesterday I got the following email from today support:
“We apologize for any confusion. For security purposes blogs that had posts indicating information regarding Today.com’s business needed to be removed. Bloggers indicating that they were leaving had to have the accounts closed. Unfortunately in regards to Entrecard, so many are running the paid ads that we have to delete the widgets on closed blogs. If you think you would like to reactivate your blog we can let an admin know and they can address your concerns.”
Really made me laugh! ‘For security purposes’? I mean read what I really posted on my Prague Expat blog. Hardly a security concern, don’t you think? And ‘Bloggers indicating that they were leaving had to have the accounts closed.’ Had to have, really, why? Oh, because we could have removed our own images, the ones you are now holding hostage? That is a completely different can of worms. Today.com always stated that we only sell the copyright to the written content to them but that the copyright to the images stays with the original copyright owner. But I have really to look into if they can keep my images online when I am not anymore managing the blog? Any opinions on that one?
If you are in the same boat like me than you might want to stay in contact with other ex-today members and do a little bit of mutual promotion of our new blogs. I have set up a page for ex today.com members where I would like to show case all our shiny new blogs. This way we can stay in contact and help each other! Take care and do stay in contact, SY
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