I doubt anyone’s paying close enough attention to notice, but I felt the need to remove the BlogRush widget from Philaahzophy this evening. Surprisingly, the reason isn’t even one of those I considered in my early thoughts on the BlogRush. In fact, it actually came through on one of my hopes and I managed to find a couple of new political blogs to peruse on a regular basis. Alas, neither of them actually use the BlogRush widget, but then, why should I be surprised?
I’ve removed it for two reasons-
- Of the 12 blogs I’ve clicked over to through the widget only 2 actually had the widget installed. But of all the various blogs I’ve seen in the widget three did, because one was Philaahzophy. Yes, my blog was repeatedly (as in more than 50% of the time) that much slower to load so that I could advertise my own most recent post via this widget. Talk about pointless!
I wish the folx at BlogRush all the best, but they’ve still got a lot of bugs to work out, many of which should have been obvious from the get go.