scam-happy bastards revisited

Sun Nov-26th-2006 // Filed under: Random Crap

I’ve written about the Blogit service before. There’s been some ongoing conversation under the comments for that entry, and I’ve done some further digging around there. You may want to take a look at how people — aspiring writers, to be specific — are being misled and allowed to believe that they can make money from this blogging site, when in fact the only people really turning a profit are the guys running it. It seriously pisses me off that gullible people are paying money to these jerks when they could be getting a much wider audience for free.

Take a look at the previous entry and particularly the comments below it. It kinda turns my stomach, the way people are getting screwed over — I figure that any attention to what these guys are up to can only be a good thing.


3 Comments

  1. I would just like to reiterate my thanks for your very well written article about these guys. Saved me a good deal of time looking into them any further. What they were saying about themselves just didn’t sound right so I was suspicious but after reading your piece and all of the comments I was really horrified that no one has seen fit to shut them down somehow.

    This would be a perfect case in point for why the net and all of its treasure of info should remain free access. How else can ordinary people protect themselves from crooks like these?

    Comment by P.B. Adams — December 3, 2006 @ 1165187241

  2. Sure, you’re welcome!

    But honestly? Ordinary people could protect themselves from crooks like these just by, well, using the old noggin a little. It’s not like I’ve done anything other than used the information they provide and employed a little bit of skepticism and some laughably basic math. They tell you flat out how their system works — it’s not like they’re hiding it, people just aren’t paying attention to it. (Or, possibly, they know and just don’t care because, uh, they like paying for the chance to receive a smaller audience than they would if they used a free service, I suppose.)

    Comment by Mikki — December 4, 2006 @ 1165254592

  3. Hi, I read your previous entry about blogit. These guys are really mean, cunning, ruthless, and unscrupulous to run such a show as this. I saw this ad a few times in the past and was pissed off by what they said: pay them to earn money getting read! Now I am not that gullible to make payments to get paid. I know there are million free ways to get your exposure. Thanks a lot to write that entry to expose these scumbags. I would love to write a similar entry in my post about them. I will link into your post! thanks a lot.

    I have set up recently a new blog here: cutewriting.blogspot.com. Please come and read it. I will be writing about good writing, obvious writing mistakes and more… Love to hear from you all…

    Comment by Lenin — March 13, 2008 @ 1205404702

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