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Why you should leave Entrecard

This post might be radical in nature and intriguing, but before you raise some eyebrows I suggest you read this from beginning to end. This is not anti-Entrecard post and on the contrary, this is about some members who do not realize the real purpose of Entrecard. Graham is repeatedly saying that Entrecard was created so that bloggers can visit each other’s blog while earning some points and making money out of them somehow. Being a very serious dropper, here are some of my suggestions and if you cannot follow them I will be happy not to see you at Entrecard.

You do not drop back

I have a long list of My Serious Droppers in which now have reached almost three hundred. Although I may not be dropping everyday, I try to catch up and none of them can say that my drop is less than 15 times a month. It is such frustrating that some of them did not bother to drop a card, not even once. I do not know their style of dropping but for sure they do not check their inbox. All I can do is to delete them and replace with potential ones.

Rejecting ads unreasonably

I have been seeing some post complaining that their ads has been rejected due to unreasonable causes. It also happened to me before when I was trying to place ads to newbies. I cannot believe that I have been rejected by the ones falling on the same category and the reason given was not clear. I strongly suggest that if you have some restrictions in accepting ads; specify the details so that advertisers will not waste their precious time.

You are not visible

I do not mind if your widget is not above the fold but for human’s sake, do not put it on the lowest part. What annoys me more is that the blog is very slow due to videos and images posted on the blog. I also noticed some widgets are getting me blind due to the same color of the template background. I therefore suggest that these members pause for a while and put themselves in the shoes of their droppers so they can understand what I am saying.

You are over criticizing

I noticed some bloggers who are over reacting with the changes Graham had made at Entrecard. Although I must admit that there are some things I do not agree, I try to be broad minded enough to understand that these changes are for the betterment of all the members and the admin as well. Entrecard is not perfect and will never be, but it still very useful because if it is not, then it would be that popular. So if you cannot say anything kind, you are free to leave us alone.

Again, these are only suggestions and not made to create any harm. But one thing is for sure, I love Entrecard and I am here to stay.

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15 comments:

  manilenya

June 16, 2008 at 3:08 AM

I am happy that you are one of my serious droppers; I want to say sorry if I don't drop to yours every day, but I hope that I made at least 15 drops a month. It's just that I have a limited time for dropping and even visiting sites because I have long hours of work every day. I am sad that I can't do that also to those who drops on me every day. I think of making my list too, but that's another work for me.

Those who rejects my ads (thank GOD, I don't buy ads that much lol!, they disappointed me, it makes me ask myself what's wrong with my blog, as far as I know I am doing everything I can so that my blog will look presentable, or maybe they think that this is too personal blog for them, but I see a lot of blogs that is a way too much personal than mine.

  Tam

June 16, 2008 at 2:32 PM

I don't get a chance to drop anything close to 30 cards a day, let alone 300.

Since my marriage broke up, I'm using a much slower connection. I just can't drop cards anymore.

Instead, I subscribed to the feeds of everyone who I have met through entrecard and everyone who drops on me regularly.

Instead of 'dropping back' then, I take the controversialr approach of reading their blogs instead.

  Guardian Angel

June 16, 2008 at 6:07 PM

Hi Manilenya,

As I have said, I just want some recipro-drops for my hard work. I am happy the way you drop on me since I know you're reading my post just as I do you.

After all, these are only my suggestions and I assure you that nothing is wrong with your blog.

Thanks for being that way.




Hi Tam,

I am sorry to hear the news about your marriage. I hope you can get over it soon. I wish I can help somehow.

I also hope you include my blogs that you read and subscribe esp. my Happy Family Matters blog.

Thanks.

  Tam

June 16, 2008 at 6:36 PM

Cheers

I was just getting all uppity in defending my non-dropper status.

I'd just woken up, was feeling a bit kranky, and wanting to say that for some people, just because they don't drop cards back, it doesn't necessary mean they are all bad.

  Guardian Angel

June 16, 2008 at 6:45 PM

Hi again Tam,

I agree with you. A no-dropping blog does not mean their bad. My post is about using Entrecard and not about the quality of the blog.

A good example is the Problogger who just left EC but his post are very interesting. I am learning a lot from him.

Thanks.

  ceblogger

June 16, 2008 at 6:57 PM

i am one of those who rejected ads when I was a day (or two) old at entrecard (before they changed the pricing). i felt the ad price was too low.

but now, i haven't rejected any. i felt bad when others reject my ad for the "not relevant" reason, as isf theirs is relevant too. haha.

anyway, i think i dropped a few cards here in the last 30 days.

  Guardian Angel

June 16, 2008 at 7:39 PM

Hi Ceblogger,

You have so far 6 drops in the last 30 days ans it is not bad for a new member of my list. You also have an interesting style of blogging.

Thanks.

  pmonchet

June 16, 2008 at 8:50 PM

That's my man. I am an entrecard fanatic too. I have been rejected too a lot of times but I just take it in stride. It is their lost not mine. Hehehe. yabang ano?

  Guardian Angel

June 16, 2008 at 10:28 PM

No, you're not mayabs. Actually, you do not deserve such annoying blogs.

There are a lot blogs to place yout ads.

Thanks.

  ModEraTor

June 17, 2008 at 2:39 AM

Hello,

we are updating 300 entrecard daily drop list . If you want your Blog to be added in to our list. Then FOr FUrther Details and posting your link HERE
we would really appreciate if you post about our initative in your Blog So that we can reach Our target 300 Soon


Thanks
Enjoy Dropping :)

  Alexys Fairfield

June 17, 2008 at 3:45 AM

Guardian Angel,
I couldn't have said it better myself. It would behoove us to embrace the Entrecard community and learn about other blogs. It's not about dropping a card, it's about finding good content and maybe a few friends in the process. :D

Great post.

  MamaFlo

June 17, 2008 at 11:06 PM

Well said. I have found many wonderful blogs on account of Entrecard. I do not "read" 300 blogs a day but I do read more than 100 and leave comments on close to that many.
I think it takes time and patience.

  Guardian Angel

June 18, 2008 at 6:10 AM

Hi Moderator,

I already submitted my blogs to your list. Thanks for inviting me.



Hi Alexys,

I am glad you are here. As I have mentioned, I am reading blogs including yours. That is the main purpose of Entrecard - to read blogs.



Hi Mamaflo,

I just wish my blogs are among the wonderful blogs you read. Thanks for dropping by.

  Karen Zemek, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry"

June 19, 2008 at 9:36 AM

I like Entrecard too and find it very useful for increasing traffic to my blog as well as helping me find interesting blogs by others. I think it's great! I look on card dropping as sort of a bonus though. My main purpose is to enjoy blogging, reading and commenting on others and when I get enough credits to advertise on some of my favorite blogs, then I will. I can't see spending all day dropping 300 cards for my two blogs. I know, I'm supposed to be able to drop 300 in 30 minutes--HA! That just doesn't happen. I feel like I'm dissing the bloggers by just popping and dropping even though I sometimes to it. I'm not going to make that my main goal.

  Guardian Angel

June 19, 2008 at 5:46 PM

I am glad you are getting much Entrecard.

I also cannot drop 300 times a day everyday since I have two blogs. But sometimes my wife helps me for my other blog.

Thanks for sharing your experience.