1.31.2006

Persistence Pisses Off

I don't get some marketing decisions, they appear to be made specifically to drive business away. My latest irritating in regards to marketing was a expiring Blogrolling account that I'd decided I wasn't interested in renewing for a couple of reasons.

One is that Blogrolling's code in my blogs would sometimes hang the load time forever. My blog would not load completely because of their javascript hang up.

And the other main reason is that Bloglines does what Blogrolling does better and for free. Its simplistic to create custom blogrolls in Bloglines and incorporate them easily into the template. I have been meaning to do this for a little while but never find the time. Maybe I'll get it done tonight.

But the final nail in the coffin for Blogrolling? Sending me a reminder email every day for the last couple of weeks about my pending account expiration with no means to stop the emails. Sorry but that's fucking rude and annoying. You're charging for a service that I can get better for free elsewhere. Good luck with your business model.
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