Amazon's TOS Change is the best thing that could have happened

Yes, I know, accounts are getting wiped. I'm sorry for those of you who have; I really am. Amazon could have given us 24 hours notice and that would have helped a lot of people. They could have identified and deleted the reviews that were obvious fakes instead of deleting people like you and me who actually work hard at reviews. There's a lot they could have done.



But they didn't.

And I understand why; there are a lot of liars and manipulators online. They ruined it for the honest people. They always do.

8 years ago, the internet was full of blogs. Everyone had one and everyone read them. People made money off of them, found community, and discovered new hobbies. I know I did! Then about 5 years ago, it all just... stopped. I logged into my reading feed and people who had ten thousand subscribers had just stopped blogging, and hadn't posted in four years. No slow trickle out, no public announcement, just nothing.

The blog world was dying.

Now all the reviewers are moving to facebook pages, youtube, and and blogs. There is a new opportunity for community here.



And the ones like me who have been blogging for 8-10 years, some even more, we are here for you! we want blogging to be popular again! We are excited for the community, the giveaways, the blog trains and the review tours to start up again.

So here's what I want you to do: Share this post with your reviewer friends. Then, leave a comment with your blog url and I will visit your blog and give you some personalized beginning advice on how to make it more successful and awesome. Any other pro-bloggers reading? You can visit their blogs too! And come back and visit each others! Let's get this party started!


17 comments :

  1. Yes, I love blogging! I have noticed people I've read for years have stopped. It's a shame. I know blogging helps keep me sane so I'll always be around.

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  2. Blogging is a great community. It takes work to keep it going in the long run though.

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  3. Blogging really is a great community and way to interact I love it. Would love some advice my URL is http://www.gardhub.ca

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  4. I think a reason why the blogging community is fading is because people have found better opportunities elsewhere or were just doing it for fun in the mean time. I love the blogging world and I wish I started way earlier. I only started April of this year!

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  5. Blogging is fun but definitely takes it's toll. We all need to show support.

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  6. Blogging is so much fun! I did notice that some people just stop doing and leave their blog there ... abandoned... so sad!

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  7. I love blogging— even though social media has taken over a lot but it's still not the same as blogging.

    — DT | Here I Scribble

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  8. That's awesome. There's nothing better than to support each other. Blogs are still very much important but this time we have a broader stage to broadcast on, thanks to social media sites.

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  9. Yep, there are a lot of people who have ruined the internet, but I'm glad there are people like you who keeps supporting the community that we've built. We just have to keep supporting each other like before.

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  10. I love blogging and it's useful and helpful to others and I love interacting

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  11. I thought blogging is getting more and more popular, even tho I must admit, blogging communities are not what they should be (in my opinion), everyone only works for their own benefit and to get the most advantage out of "helping others", while they're really helping themselves only... I think that's why most content now is really generic and no one has the guts to speak up.. And once someone does, people are like "omg that's so rude".

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  12. I'm very disappointed with the Amazon. Although I do understand why... There are too many fake reviews out there which made it bad for everyone else!

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    1. I was just reading through some reviews on Amazon for a camping propane stove I bought that I loved and was very good quality. It was just the stove. You had to buy your own regulator and hose for it and there were full price buyers on there calling out the "5 Star" reviewers for writing good reviews for this item that they claimed was bad because they didn't know how to hook it up correctly and it wouldnt work right for them. And they were giving it 1 star because of their stupidity. This really irked me because she was a very nice seller. And they blame this crap on the reviewers!! SMH.

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  13. Yeah, totally agree. There are so many people today that irresponsibly used the internet and we should not be like them.

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  14. Blogging is a great pastime for me - it is a channel for my love of writing. Would I love to earn some money from it? Sure but in the meantime I will just enjoy writing. :)

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  15. I blogged about 8-10 years ago on my hair story but then life got busy and I stopped. I realize that writing is my escape and there's a reason I have a minor in English. Keep pushing.

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