Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bye-bye Entrecard

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Dear Entrecard visitors,

Some of you may have noticed that we haven't been dropping our EC card on you lately. It's with some regret that we announce today that we'll be leaving Entrecard in the very near future. This is due to a variety of issues, not the least of which is the excessive time needed to make the daily drops, as well as the computer viruses that both of us have gotten time and again from dropping on EC widgets. Although we've received some decent traffic, and have met some truly wonderful bloggers, it's just time for us to say goodbye to Entrecard.

We will keep our widget up until everyone's ads have run, and we will continue to advertise our blog until we run out of EC credits. After that, we will be taking our widget down and leaving the Entrecard system altogether.

Now, even though we won't be part of the Entrecard system anymore, that doesn't mean we'll stop visiting you! We will continue to make the rounds of our favorite blogs, because you are surely a talented bunch of people and we have so enjoyed reading your blogs every day. And we hope none of you become strangers, either. Margie and Edna would get awfully lonely without folks dropping by from time to time.

We'll leave the light on.

Love,
Jane (Margie) and Beth (Edna)

29 comments:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I completely understand and have canceled my EC account for the same reasons. Just could not do it any longer and now have more time for myself and other activities. It was a tough decision but something I had to do. The virus issues were ridiculous and it baffles me that the Entrecard people ignore it time and time again.

We will keep visiting. You're not getting rid of any of us that easily :) Besides you're my only link to the Margiedales :D

Eli @ Business Sphere said...

This is a sad news -- one of the best blogs leaving Entrecard, the blog that I enjoyed reading. Now reading your post makes me cry.

But I understand very well your reasons for leaving. It's really time consuming dropping cards. About a month ago my computer was infrected with trojan dropping on EC sites.

In fact, my latest blog post is a suggestion to Entrecard to reduce the maximum drops to 150/daily.

Well, life goes on. I wish you blogging success as always, with or without Entrecard.

RNSANE said...

I think I'll be leaving the entrecard world as well. It is, by far, taking more time than I have. I'd rather use my time to read blogs and dream of margiedales and important things like that. I'm off to GA on Wed AM for three weeks so I know I'll be a little remiss in visiting like I should. But I'll be back, hopefully more of a pest than ever! xxxooo

Sharon said...

Good for you. I left EC but I read you every day. Seriously, you won't regret your decision.

Karen @ Blazing Minds said...

I dropped EC from my blog a few days ago, I just haven't got the time for all the dropping, since my blog has become more popular there is no need for it any more anyway ;)

Grampy said...

I'll most likely be doing the same. It will take me a bit longer. There are a lot of virus's out there. It is getting harder and harder to stop them from getting in when dropping on EC's. But I will still be dropping by the Basement to visit you lovely ladies.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

The same reasons I left. The time was bad enough, but the viruses was the last straw for me.

StaceyC4 said...

Well, I for one am going to miss you! I completely understand and know that you are not alone. It seems that everyone has had their fill of the Entrecard nonsense and I am contemplating the same thing. I will miss the traffic but if people really enjoy my blog, they'll come by anyway.

Auntie E said...

Well, I will still visit you all, Need to get that tea recipe and read what's going on with you two.

wngl said...

Widget or no, you'll have to do more than that to keep this codger away!

Cheers,
James
http://zheist.blogspot.com

Laane said...

I'm sorry to see you go, but I'll bookmark your blog and will visit.

I'm thinking about leaving too.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Well, Margie & Edna, you have certainly made your mark in the blogosphere...I have cut my drops down ALOT and have toyed w/ the whole issue as well...our time is so precious and dropping EC's does run it's course...I will certainly keep visiting and wish you Gals the all the best w/ your new found TIME!!!

Maitri said...

Oh, I feel so sad to read this but I truly understand. I quit once before for the same reason (too much time dropping when my mom was dying), and while I'm sorry to see you go you are on my blogroll on my site so I surely will keep up with you two randy girls! :o)

Bless you both and keep you safe and happy.

Love,

Maitri

The Hawg! said...

I don't think you're alone in that decision. A lot of people are leaving Entrecard these days.

It takes a lot of time and there's just not a whole lot of reward left...

Lynne said...

I will be so sorry to see you leave EC, but I certainly understand your reasons. I have bookmarked your site as it is one of my favorites to visit. Even though I don't tend to comment, I do enjoy reading your posts, they can be quite entertaining!

janaes jewels said...

you will be missed...

Lin said...

Wow, it seems everyone is leaving. I'm finding my drops are really low as my usual crowd is all bailing on EC. I'm thinking about it as well for the same reasons. I'll be stopping in still. :)

Mars said...

I totally understand this sentiments of yours as I am having the same problem like yours. Dropping cards are okay but it is with those sites that has viruses are ticking me off.

Best wishes to you.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

I've only been on EC for a short time and am not sure it's worth it. Especially after that last fiasco - ugh! It certainly would free up a lot of my time to quit. Good luck in the future with your fabulous blog!

Eli @ Business Sphere said...

I'm leaving Entrecard, too. In fact, I've already published my goodbye in my blog.

Maitri said...

Hi, I just read Lin's comment and other's with similar sentiments. I quit once at the time when they were going through the terrible upheaval as Graham made HUGE changes around the paid ads and finally, when I came back, a lot of the old friends had left, but many were still here and problems got resolved and they are really trying to stay on top of things as far as I can see. I drop in the morning over coffee or at night while watching tv on my laptop. Some days I don't make the 300 but I try and I do get a lot of traffic from these sites, or enough for me to keep at it for now. I also use Adjitize and CMF. Also having just closed one of my two blogs it will be a lot easier to keep up.

So for now I'm staying. Those who rode it out last time, many of them, were glad they stayed, but things keep changing and who knows what to think anymore.

In any case I will really miss seeing you here as you are such a bright spot, but as I said you are and will remain on my blog roll so I will keep up with you and so will my readers.

Hugs and Love...

Maitri, who wondered if she has just made any sense at all since I am running on very little sleep, just moved, have roofers banging away on the roof, and OY VEY!

Best to see you all and to who are leaving, you will be missed and here's a big hug to you!

WoodWorker said...

Goodbye and a lot of success in Your blogging without EC .
We are going to miss you.

Doctor Faustroll said...

Entrepoot continues to master its suckage and driving away most of the bloggers worthy of repeated visits.

This morning I noticed that there is no longer any way to refuse paid ads because the bozos don't include their self-promo intrusions on the Sponsor Ads page.

As soon as I get sober enough to find my keyboard and the dashboard page, I intend to stop accepting ads on my sites and give my remaining EC to Canadians as a prank gift to celebrate their masterful handling of the Olympics.

I expect I will join al Qaeda and the Taliban advertising networks where I won't have to deal with inept Internet terrorists who couldn't shoot themselves in the ass if they taped a shotgun to their thighs with duct tape.

Although you probably don't want to hear this, I'll continue to drop by to spread my virtual diseases.

I'm willing to sell the cure and promise with my fingers crossed behind my back to contribute the profits to drug runners in Haiti.

CastoCreations said...

I'm so sorry to hear it! =( You're the second blog I've read in two days who has made this decision. Why are people getting viruses?!? And if they are, why aren't they fixing it???

I guess I'm going to have to go through and start actually bookmarking my favorite blogs. *sigh*

Here Anything Goes said...

This is sad.

Though I do not leave comments on your blog I love reading your posts/articles.

Thanks for everything. I'll come by and read your posts with or without your EC widget.

Regards,
Yljien

Don E. Chute said...

ATTENTION: YA' ALL WILL HAVE SOMEWHERE TO MEET AND GREET, SOON........8>)

Peace.

RE Ausetkmt said...

Welcome to the Land of the FREE Gals. we removed two of our blogs last week and it has truly been a liberating experience. visiting you is as easy as clicking your link in my rss feed - yupper you bet your sweet bippy I subscribed. (wink*wink) who'd want to miss a good thing like this ? oh certainly not us BadGals.

See Ya Later, Promise

Sheila Sultani said...

I have LOVED running across your blog everyday while doing my drops and will really miss it - so many people are leaving I'm afraid I'll loose track of some.

Take care -

Wendy said...

EC is how I found you guys, and I still drop by! It's a good way to get some traffic started, but it is so time-consuming and there are lots of problems.

I found that when I wasn't spending an hour a day dropping cards, I had more time to write better posts. Or do something unheard-of like talk to a real life friend!

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