The List of 75 Winning Pen Blogs http://blog.feedspot.com/pen_blogs/ Initially they try to get you to sign up for feeds but close that box and scroll down. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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This is a SCAM! It is a Subscriber-Harvester. ALL the links will, in the end, DEMAND that you sign up to THEIR feed aggregator in order to access the works of others. Did you allow them to do this Deb? I doubt it, just like all the other content creators they’ve have given “Awards” to!
David, this is the internet, which is part of the world. Get used to it. Of course no-one does anuthing for nothing, but you don’t have to go along with it. I TOLD you to close the box inviting you to subscribe to their feeds, Then you can examine the list at your leisure. It is a genuine list of good pen blogs. If you choose to follow any of them you can find them through a search and follow them in your own way without subscribing to their feeds. Calling it a scam is a gross exaggeration. A scam is where someone is attempting to get their hand in your pocket. That’s not what’s happening here.
“Calling it a scam is a gross exaggeration. A scam is where someone is attempting to get their hand in your pocket. That’s not what’s happening here.”
Of course it’s a scam!
These Subscriber-Harvester scams are not uncommon on the Internet. Doing a trivial aggregation of the good works of others with nothing but a FAKE “Award” in return just to harvest the personal and private contact information of naive subscribers (Victims actually), who’s information will be used and/or sold for advertising or attack purposes is the definition of (at-best) a “Scam”.
When you took the subscriber-harvester’s “Award” hook-line-and-sinker, after a couple of days I felt I had to say something – not only for your benefit, but as-much for the benefit of any of your readers who may have been taken-in.
One more thing… You said:
“David, this is the internet, which is part of the world. Get used to it. Of course no-one does anuthing [sic] for nothing, but you don’t have to go along with it.”
People do all sorts of Good things for “Nothing” all the time. In fact that’s the norm on the Internet. Case in-point: Look at this lovely Blog you created! Is it raking in bucket-loads of cash for you by your foisting ads on your visitors and selling their harvested private information? No, of course not. You do what you do here as much (if not more) for others – not just yourself.
The Internet is mostly a very Good thing in my experience. It’s just that the occasional bad things about the Internet get more attention because they are spiny and sharp, and can hurt you if you are not careful (it’s kind of like taking a walk in the woods).
Oh well. That’s me told off then. Mind you, when I take a walk in the woods I don’t have to have two ad-blockers running to protect me.
thanks for linking to the list Deb ……………… lacking in-house knowledge of blogs and fora, and how they function, I’m probably more pc illiterate in most areas of modern it communication than many folk, but………………….
Please someone explain to me why a blog that appears to concentrate on nibs only, and admits to an average of one post per month – should qualify for 23rd slot in the list.
Is it likely that the explanation is that there’s a bias toward those locations based in the States?
Appreciate your comments about lack of time to show pen tutorials – it was just a thought, and wouldn’t want you to spare any time away from doing what earns you some income.
I’ll have some things to say about the list and the award and so on later. Watch this space!