We hit 300 bloggers sometime last week. We have 335 right now, and our alexa rank is climbing pretty quickly.
Not bad for having only launched it less than 2 months ago. Especially considering that the site looks terrible, isn’t very clear for how to refer someone, and I haven’t really started marketing it yet.
We have some big marketing campaigns slated for the near future, which include a bigger PPC campaign, a PR campaign, an emailing campaign (I met 2 people this weekend at the Big Seminar who have mailing lists of 650,000 and 15 million business opportunity seekers, who have double opted in to their lists…and they’re very willing to send an email about it), a newspaper press campaign, and finally a campaign to get the users to promote it more than they are already doing it.
I have had quite a few users ask me how they can promote their own blog and I’m putting together a plan for them.
The best part about the growth are the emails I get from people saying they’re starting to make money. It’s amazing how much confidence making just a little extra money will give you. If you can do it online once, you can repeate it 100 or 1000 times.
Plus, the more the site grows, the more money each person is going to make because people on the site read each others blogs.
I’m sure you are being bombarded by emails so I’m just going to leave an unobtrusive comment here. “Fatal errror” at writingUp? I hope it’s not really fatal and writingUp will be back soon. I know you’re working hard, and I appreciate it.
p.s. My sympathies on the Barf-o-rama.
WritingUp.com seems to be having trouble. I was excited at the prospect of participating in this venture after I found out about it on a local Craig’s List posting. I hope I get the chance to start my blog soon!
What’s the word, Big Bird?
Please let us know what is going on. If writingup is over – we would like some resolution. Thanks.
Here’s what happened with writingup.com:
1. I never expected it to grow so fast
2. I made some mistakes with how I set it up and it never got the traffic I expected it to get from the search engines. Hence, it never made the amount of money it should have made.
3. The growth was too much for the servers (yes, I said serverS…I had 4 large servers running it) I had and it was killing my entire network of servers, which in turn killed the sites that were/are making me money.
So, because writingup.com was killing my sites that were making me money, I had to take it down.
I tried numerous times to put it back up but the software combined with the traffic was just too much for my servers to handle.
I still have all the blog posts and the site still functions, it’s just down. I’m actively trying to find someone with the time/expertise necessary to take it over and get it running properly.
Sorry for all the headaches I’ve caused you. For many months I worked 80 hours per week on writingup only to see that the software + traffic was too much for my resources.
You have the articles from writingup.com? Could you send the articles I had there? (as literary_pyro) I could use them or reference them later.
I was a member of writingup,com too, wish I could find my old blog post….some of those took a lot of research! and others were just fun….let us know if we will ever see them again! Luanne Taylor
I was a member of writingup,com also as mentioned above. I wrote on of my best articles there but I never managed to get it off before site closed down. Great pity as with a little advise this site could have earned big dollars. Had the membership been allowed to grow someone would have paid good dollars for the site and name, just to get members.