It was like breaking up with someone who looked good at first but, kept leaving messes to clean up and borrowing money.
I was with Entrecard for several years. I stuck with it through malware scares, idiots with ghost dropping detectors, and even some weird gambling idea.
If you visited me on Saturday, or attempted to, you probably were welcomed by that nasty red screen that said my site had been linked to a site that had been linked to a site that was suspicious. If you clicked on the link to read more about what was happening to my site you learned that Google actually posted “entrecard” as a carrier for malicious content over the past 90 days.
Apparently, somehow someone infiltrated a file (ahem Godaddy…) and redirected people elsewhere…bing and a few other places. You can read more about it here since quite a few sites were affected by this.
Anyway, this was the final straw for me. I know that I held with Entrecard way longer than many other people with the threats etc. The truth is, I’m not really hung up on traffic on this site these days and I stayed only because I enjoyed visiting certain other entrecard sites.
When I was able to return to my site, immediately took down that entrecard widget. I did not need any more problems. This was not the first issue I got via entrecard. The folks at entrecard sniffed this out almost immediately (unlike some of the ‘different’ kinds of sites they are allowing to join) and deleted my account. I sent them a note telling them what happened.
You know, I’m kind of relieved to be done with Entrecard. It was becoming a time-soaking obligation that I was contemplating a break up with for a while. I will miss my regular drops though.
On a humorous note, despite having my site down and removing my widget, I still managed to get quite a few drops. Just saying.
Welcome to Monday Mayhem.
This is indeed the coolest place to be on a Monday.
Today we are going to share what are ticked off about. What a great way to vent!
Be sure to have fun!
1. What made ticked off the most yesterday?
The red screen that blocked users from visiting my site.
2. What ticks you off about your local mail service?
Andy, the PM general, who works the counter at my local PO. Actually, a better description would be the person who stands at the counter playing with paper clips with a sign in front of him that says “closed” when there are only two other counter’s open and about 50 people in line. Gotta love him.
3. What ticks you off about the opposite sex?
The word “should” as in “I should” “we should”. Just do it.
4. What ticks you off about eating out?
The prices after I’ve watch Kitchen Nightmares and seen what is really going on.
5. What ticks you off about the internet?
Bozo’s with malware
6. What famous person really ticks you off?
The queen of Minn. is quickly giving the Queen of Alaska a run for her money.
7. What ticks you off about people on the road?
Tailgating, going 5 mph below the speed limit in the left lane, talking on the cell phone while driving and driving while under the influence.
8. Name something about politicians that ticks you off.
Pretty much everything these days including not getting along.
9. Tell us about a story you have recently heard that really ticked you off.
It’s a toss between Aruba (why are American’s still going there?) and the stories about abducted kids recently.
10. Are you feeling less ticked off now?
don’t know…now that I’ve rehashed it all….
Life goes on.