4 Reasons Why I’m Removing Blogrush From My Blog
No, I wasn’t one of the ten thousand or more blogs that they recently removed. At least they consider me worthy of their widget, and although I’m flattered I have unfortunately decided that it must go from my sidebar for the following reasons.
1. It’s too big and ugly. It needs a wide sidebar to make it fit. It sits there like a lame duck and distracts readers from my content and other important features in my sidebar. They need to make it customizable enough to seamlessly mold into my template.
2. Blogrush has been gamed by unscrupulous hackers and plugin makers who have diverted most of the traffic to themselves.
3. Consequently I have not been receiving any new readers as promised. Like I reported earlier it worked for me only for the first couple of days and then the traffic stopped. So what’s the point in keeping it?
4. After removing the widget my blog loads faster now. Given that it wasn’t delivering traffic as promised, it was just one more useless script slowing down my blog.
To be fair, Blogrush is still in its infancy stage. Like all new startups it has had its share of bumps and grinds. If they make it better down the road I may reconsider putting it back again. But until then, it’s gone.