My last update was almost a year ago.
Since then I have slowly returned to blogging and I am having fun. Right now I am not using Blogger and I don't wish to maintain a big project like a directory.
Big Blog Directory was a fun experiment and I "met" many interesting people through it. I would like to thank everyone who submitted blogs or commented here.No new blogs will be added.
Getting back into this blog project has been very difficult. This has always been a work heavy blog because of the rules I set for submissions and for myself.
I began to feel the strain in May. Keeping up with blog news and dealing with so many inappropriate submissions may have been possible if I had stayed motivated. All my blogs suffered and I went from maintaining five to struggling with my personal blog and neglecting this one.
I even started a blog about one of my hobbies to make sure I keep blogging. I didn't need another blog - I needed something I enjoyed to blog about.
When you go public with any venture and say "use my service" you lose control of time. Other people don't wait for you to be motivated, or well, or not busy. They operate on their time and hope it coincides with yours. Lately I have been merely reacting rather than being proactive.
I don't want this blog/directory to die but I hate it being in limbo like this. I have two things to do (at least) to keep this blog going:
- Clean out dead blogs and links.
- Resume reviewing and posting submissions.
I don't want to add anything new until I can get the current situation fixed. So:No new submissions will be reviewed for posting until further notice.
I'll be catching up with submissions this week. One important reminder: your blog submission MUST have a link to Big Blog Directory (http://bigblogdir.blogspot.com)in the sidebar or designated link area. Blogs without a link will not be published.
There are two issues I would like to address. First of all: I get a lot of requests for link exchanges. This isn't a link exchange service. I want proper blog submissions. The second problem concerns where my link is placed. Please do NOT put the link in with advertisers and/or call it an advertisement on your blog. This is misrepresenting this blog.
I'll be reviewing submissions and cleaning up the directory over the next week or so. I probably wont be posting blog news or tutorials for a while. I haven't been blogging much in the last month and am a little out of touch with everything.
Now I understand how bloggers can get distracted by other activities.