Rewards program temporarily suspended

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This topic contains 90 replies, has 45 voices, and was last updated by  loiseryan 10 months ago.

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  • #90626

    Sheridan
    Participant

    I’m very sorry for having to make this announcement, but I’m going to have to temporarily suspend the rewards program. Ever since the migration the site has experienced a major decline in search traffic. There are several reasons why this has happened but one contributing factor is the amount of downtime the site has experienced. We’re working on trying to figure out which plugin(s) are responsible for continually overloading the server, but that has turned into a difficult and time consuming process. Until we are able to get these issues resolved and traffic restored to a level that supports the rewards program, members will not be able to earn points for their activities. Redemption requests will still be honored if your point balance meets the required amount. If you feel the need to transfer you blogs to another website and/or delete your account that is more that understandable. Once again my sincerest apologies, I wish it didn’t have to be this way but I currently don’t have any other options.

  • #90631

    kimdalessandro
    Participant

    I understand. I’ll still be here submitting articles.

  • #90632

    edsamarcos
    Participant

    Is there any way I can transfer my balance to a friend? I can’t use my 1,103 points.

    I hope that the issue will be fixed soon.

  • #90633

    suni51
    Participant

    I will keep my articles on BlogJob and I sincerely hope everything will be back on track.

  • #90635

    Super Spy
    Participant

    Glad to know the site is OK. I’ll keep my blogs here, but I thought it maybe the plugins as some aren’t very stable with some themes and in general.

    I think it’s wiser to sort the issue out, have fewer plug ins and then maybe add trusted and reliable ones. On my own blog, once I got rid of one, and my site was faster.

  • #90636

    cmoneyspinner
    Participant

    Thanks so much for informing us.

    First. I have no intentions of deleting my account, unless you use the word “permanently” as opposed to “temporarily”. 🙂

    Second. Even if you decide to permanently discontinue the Rewards system, I have no idea where I could possibly transfer my blog.

    Third. Let’s say we continue publishing blog entries after this announcement … is it possible we will be rewarded the 50 points per post, retroactively?

    Fourth. Even though we don’t get points for posting and other activity any more, we can still participate in the advertising revenue-share (Google AdSense), use our affiliate referral links, install the various plugins available and everything else like that. Right?

    So, in essence, the only thing that has changed in this community is the suspension of the Rewards program. Nothing else. Just want to be clear.

    Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! 🙂

  • #90637

    nerdieeds
    Participant

    Thank you for keeping us posted. I hope that you get things sorted out here. I hope it is all about the plug ins that’s keep the site slow since the migration. Of course, I want to stay here. This has been my home for almost a year now.

  • #90638

    nakitakona13
    Participant

    This is understandable. We do understand the real situation. We have no choice but to accept this reality. I am just very sorry for I have not met the required points for redemption.

    Well, I have to charge this to another experience I have had. Thank you for the time I have had here and thank you for my friends. Thank you, @sheridan and @rextrulove.

  • #90640

    dawnwriter
    Participant

    I would like to add my voice to those of @nakitakona13 @nerdieeds @cmoneyspinner @superspy and all other members here.

    @sheridan Thank you for your honest approach. I will keep my blogs here and hope things improve. Why not offer a small incentive for new blogs so that people keep writing and new material gets added so that the site does not become stagnant.

    Also, for those of us who are near 10,000 point limit, please allow us to pool points so that we can get paid. Maybe we can ask friends to transfer points to us at our own risk. I would love to hear what other ideas people have so that there is no bitterness and also because some of us badly need the money.

    • #90715

      Coral Levang
      Participant

      Even though I transferred my final 34 points to you and had confirmation, it has reverted them back to me, and there is no trace of the note of transfer of those points.

      I’m not sure what is going on, but I hope you were able to get to the payment level.

  • #90641

    Mark Graham
    Participant

    I just got started here and I am here to stay.

  • #90642

    deepam
    Participant

    I will stick on and I hope the site starts functioning again. I hope the rewards program will be continued for older members at least after a while so that we do not lose touch with each other.
    Blogjob meant so much more and had restored the confidence we had once lost.

    I have 2740 points right now and am not sure if I will be able to redeem it. I hope the admin tries to find a solution

  • #90643

    Anne Farmer
    Participant

    Really sorry to hear that it has come to this and do hope it is a short temporary thing. I am hoping the site doesn’t just close up like other sites have been known to do without warning. I need only 728 points to reach $100. What in the world do I do? Wait or cash out for only $50. for all the work and time I put in here these past 2-3 months. Sigh 🙁 @dawnwriter has a cool idea…..

  • #90647

    henry
    Participant

    Well explained. I believe in every word you said here. As for me, deleting the account or transferring the content has never been in my options here. Hopefully, things will be back to normal the soonest possible, no matter how long it takes.

  • #90649

    Anthony
    Participant

    Thanks a lot for this high degree of honesty and transparency. I wish you a quick comeback and a million time better.

  • #90720

    Ross
    Participant

    Is Google Adsense ads off blogjob blogsnow? I can’t seem to find it on my blogs anymore?

    • #90723

      gina145
      Participant

      @ross I just went to check one of mine and found the same thing. I can’t find a link to change advertising settings either. Hopefully this is just another technical problem that will be fixed soon.

    • #90739

      suni51
      Participant

      @gina145 same here but I think they have to do this in order to bring things back to normal. The site has been detached from all plugins but as I read admin the chances are we shall see everything back soon.

    • #90753

      gina145
      Participant

      @suni51 I know that Sheridan is working hard to get everything back to normal, so hopefully it won’t take too long.

  • #90735

    Fifi Leigh
    Participant

    i cant find the Super Socializer on the dashboard. i think it might have disappeared.

    • #90754

      gina145
      Participant

      @fifileigh Have you checked today. The Super Socialiser is available on my dashboard and all my social media buttons are visible.

    • #90782

      Fifi Leigh
      Participant

      i finally found it yesterday, and i noticed all the plugins were deactivated. so, i activated everything for all my 10 sites.

    • #90764

      Kyla Matton Osborne
      Participant

      I think Sheridan had to deactivate some plugins and also Jetpack. But the Super Socializer is there for me today, too.

  • #90736

    realityspeaks
    Participant

    I was out on a work tour. Just read this. I hope and pray everything gets back to what it was.

  • #90747

    deepam
    Participant

    Let us all pray together for everything to be back to normal on blogjob. I am sure prayers will work miracles and help the admin save this wonderful venture of his.
    @nana and all others, please join

  • #90751

    peachpurple
    Participant

    Let us give sir sheridan some time.
    No point bugging him.
    I would be commenting here and there,
    log in daily, hope to bring some help around here.

    Let us keep our finger crossed

    • #90758

      angie10
      Participant

      You’re right, @peachpurple….I think the last thing he needs is us hassling him for sure. We can only pray and hope BlogJob is restored back to what it was or better very soon. I just keep nipping in to check if there are any updates.

    • #90850

      priscillaking
      Participant
  • #90752

    Michelle
    Participant

    I do understand that such situation happens. I hope that you can figure it out soon.

  • #90768

    ptrk12
    Participant

    I too believe that things will get sorted. In any case, @sheridan thanks for being transparent.
    One question: for the time being, can I share the blogs that I posted here on some other site? Will that be an issue?

    • #90771

      gina145
      Participant

      @ptrk12 If by sharing you mean posting the same content, then I’m pretty sure that’s NOT allowed. It’s not just Sheridan’s rule, but one that’s based on Google’s expectations. Sites using AdSense aren’t allowed to use duplicated content. Sharing links like we usually do should still be okay though. You just won’t get any points for referring visitors.

  • #90769

    Angeles
    Participant

    First of all, @sheridan, thank so much for being so honest! I wasn’t able to login here for around 2 or 3 weeks, due to personal issues, and when I finally get back I find all this… I agree with what some of you said, I’ll stay here, and hope everything comes back to normality soon. I’m sure @sheridan is working hard in order to fix all this, and hope it’s soon, let’s be patient! 🙂

  • #90785

    peachpurple
    Participant

    https://blogjob.com/members/angie10/
    yes, good to see you around these days dear.

    Let us help this site keep going instead of going into “sleep mode”.

    Cheers !

    • #90791

      TAlberts
      Participant

      I agree with you @peachpurple. It will not do any good for all of us when this site seems to be a ghost site.Happy Mother´s Day to you.

  • #90788

    angie10
    Participant

    I agree, @peachpurple….I think by logging in through the day, even if it’s on and off, it’ll help keep BlogJob to carry on chugging along while admin try to sort out stuff. I’m very hopeful 🙂

  • #90799

    Nana
    Participant

    I will pray and check in throughout the day!

  • #90808

    peachpurple
    Participant

    It may take some time for this site to recover. Its alright, I can wait,let us keep commenting here.

  • #90825

    munda23
    Participant

    Sir @sheridan we all are waiting for some good news…

  • #90831

    tallawah
    Participant

    I have logged on about every day since the announcement I have not published because I don’t know if that would make things worse…I wrote Sheridan but he didn’t answer.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  tallawah.
  • #90836

    SadieMarie
    Participant

    Oh no I’m sorry that had to happen. I hope & pray everything will get worked out. I redeemed for $25 though was hoping for $100 but I don’t have enough points to make that happen. I understand why this is happening & really hope it all can be fixed soon.

  • #90840

    peachpurple
    Participant

    https://blogjob.com/members/tallawah/ me too, i had stopped writing now, just wait and see how is the situation, loggin in daily

    • #90845

      TAlberts
      Participant

      I have stopped writing as well. It’s time for me to have a break and concentrate on my own blogspot sites but I will come and participate in the forum. I hope though that every problem here will be solved soon.☺

  • #90849

    Eric S
    Participant

    the real reason is oneangrygamer left blogjob. Site traffic is still the same but with him gone you don’t expect it to remain the same. That is the real reason right?

  • #90858

    Mark Graham
    Participant

    How are you doing Sheridan. Just wondering if things are starting to work out.

  • #90889

    suni51
    Participant

    @sheridan My points are going in reverse. I had 1850 points when the Rewards Program was Suspended then it came down to 1750 and now I see them down to 1735. Please check, thank you.

    • #90891

      Andria Perry
      Participant

      It may be because people are taking their blogs off of the site, they are scared they will lose them and they do not have a back up copy. And some people probably quit.

    • #90893

      suni51
      Participant

      I have not deleted any posts of mine and if other people are doing so that should not reduce my points.

    • #90897

      gina145
      Participant

      @suni51 It will reduce your points slightly if you commented on their posts. I’ve been lucky so far because I haven’t lost any points either.

    • #90952

      angie10
      Participant

      As sad as it is, I wouldn’t be surprised if some people have gone elsewhere, @Andria Perry 🙁

  • #90890

    Grecy Garcia
    Participant

    Oneangrygamer left the site already? Does anyone know the reason?

    • #90953

      angie10
      Participant

      @Grecy Garcia….I don’t think I even know anyone by that name, sissy.

  • #90896

    Mark Graham
    Participant

    Sheridan has there been any progress made on the situation? Just wondering.

  • #90925

    SadieMarie
    Participant

    Yikes well I cashed out $25 though needing $100 for the bill. I’m left with almost 2000 points left over. I hope all gets sorted out so we can continue earning points once again as well as the site profiting as well.

  • #90935

    deepam
    Participant

    I hope that blogjob starts soon, have been missing writing totally and not feel like participating in the clone site literacybase

    • #90936

      nakitakona13
      Participant

      @deepam, are you sure that LiteracyBase is a clone site of BlogJob? Try to check your statistics of your site in BlogJob to find out how BJ is losing from its previous traffic before.

  • #90942

    Andria Perry
    Participant

    Waiting, waiting and waiting. My brain is about to explode. Not writing for anyone for any money at this time.

  • #90954

    angie10
    Participant

    Wow, that means you’ll have lots of material to post when the site returns, @Andria Perry :)))

  • #90955

    @andriaperry You aren’t the only one. After all, that I have been through this is it. I am staying here and I have two blogs of my own. But, if this doesn’t work out. I will not sign up for another paid writing site.

  • #90969

    Simmply
    Participant

    Oh my
    Hope it starts soon

  • #91007

    JORDANA
    Participant

    I understand @sheridan . I am still your number one fan . Do not worry everything will be fine . Hopefully .

  • #91029

    peachpurple
    Participant

    well, while I am here daily saying hi to everyone, I had to put my eggs elsewhere, hope you guys don’t mind.

    • #91032

      gina145
      Participant

      I’ve started a photo blog somewhere else too, but I haven’t been doing much writing. I’m trying to be patient, but it’s hard.

  • #91033

    nakitakona13
    Participant

    @gina145, nope it’s not hard to wait. It is not difficult to hope for something in which you expect something good, something wonderful. Let’s remember that those who wait will have something to receive. So be it.

    • #91034

      gina145
      Participant

      @nakitakona13 I wish I had your faith, but my past experiences make it difficult. Many sites I’ve used in the past have failed and I’m terrified of the same thing happening here. I’m still hoping for the best though because I love BlogJob.

  • #91035

    nakitakona13
    Participant

    @gina145 I have been in your shoes before. I have big money to redeem, but it has gone to nothing. I am indeed too enthusiastic about it. My enthusiasm becomes the frustration in the making, a failure. What should I do? Nothing. Therefore, I hope for nothing and it has turned out to something to do the daring, to do the impossible.

  • #91051

    Susan Paduano
    Participant

    When is this going to be up?

  • #91052

    Dick
    Participant

    I guess it would take a while

  • #91060

    anthony davis
    Participant

    I will continue to read posts here. I don’t want to miss anything. I have been reading posts from over 8 different writing sites and from all of them, none in particular, I gain more insight from other people’s personal life experiences and points of view. I hope things do a 180 soon. Best wishes to the blogjob team.

  • #91067

    peachpurple
    Participant

    i am still here daily, hopping in and out and I did at LiteracyBase and Hubpages
    Not going anywhere yet.

    Hoping that Blogjob will come back one day

    • #91075

      TAlberts
      Participant

      I am not here everyday @peachpurple because I am so busy with a lot of things doing my offline job and organising my travel but I come here every now and then.

  • #91080

    priscillaking
    Participant

    I still log in every few days when Blogjob posts show up on Google +. I want my full $87.24 so I’ve not cashed out for less.

  • #91085

    Susan Paduano
    Participant

    When will this be resolved? It’s over a month now? I’m already looking into other places to get paid for my writing.

  • #91087

    Mark Graham
    Participant

    I have been posting articles, but I have also been on other writing sites as well and making a few dollars here and there. Hope BlogJob comes back soon. Everyone have a good day.

    • #91089

      TAlberts
      Participant

      I am waiting that there would be a positive change here. I am waiting for the others to return. I hope they will.

    • #91095

      suni51
      Participant

      Same here, I have deleted few posts from a particular blog which was not bringing views. I will post them in my main blog once the site comes back to life.

  • #91096

    Anonymous

    I am holding on and praying daily that Blogjob will soon be back on it’s feet. I still have faith and hope that God is going to work things out soon. So fans let’s continue the talent He has given us to do. Which is blogging, writing, sharing our wisdom and knowledge with others. So fans stay encouraged and keep on keeping on. Take care and God bless.

  • #91108

    Ross
    Participant

    Looks like the rewards program is out for now. No further updates at least the site is still working.

  • #91109

    Mark Graham
    Participant

    I guess after close to two months. I will continue to post articles, but I am in need of finding some other writing sites that pay like BlogJob did. This site was perfect for me. Have a good day.

  • #91112

    Dick
    Participant

    Still no update so far?

  • #91113

    TAlberts
    Participant

    I wish the admin will tell us what is going on.

  • #91116

    Mark Graham
    Participant

    I have been so busy watching kids and trying to finish school I really do not have the time to write like I want to. Maybe when school for the kids start. I only have a small internship course to complete along with my capstone/dissertation course. Again I hope BlogJob comes back soon this was/is my favorite writing site, but I am one of those that love to write but would also like to make something from my writing. Have a good evening.

  • #91117

    Nana
    Participant

    Still waiting

  • #91126

    xelaiehm
    Participant

    Any update please? Hope Blogjob’s rewards program will soon be working again.

  • #91172

    Ross
    Participant

    Still no updates. I’m happy that the site is still working as my articles get views and so does my AdSense. Have a bit of AdSense earnings that come in – a few cents a month.

  • #91183

    peachpurple
    Participant

    glad to see that the blue words of rewards suspend is not there anymore.
    Just wait and see how it goes

    • #91195

      TAlberts
      Participant

      I have not noticed that @peachpurple. Thanks for the info. I will check that.

    • #91199

      gina145
      Participant

      Unfortunately that message is still on the rewards page, so there’s no change yet.

    • #91203

      Lee Ka
      Participant

      Yes, at first I thought the issue has been fixed and the reward system has come back, but still see the message in Reward page.

  • #91216

    junebride
    Participant

    still no update?

  • #91217

    loiseryan
    Participant

    No. I come on here once in a while, maybe make a post here and there. It’s too bad since this was a good site for a while.

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