Blogrush is shutting down... !!??

by seree
35 replies
Hi warriors,

Today I just got an email from Blogrush tell me that it's shutting down the service.

Is it the truth?

Thanks,
Seree W.
#blogrush #internet marketing #shutting
  • Profile picture of the author lynzki
    Yea, I did received it too. It's a good program, too bad they had to close the whole thing!
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  • Profile picture of the author NickMarks
    Oh really? That's really unfortunate.
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  • Profile picture of the author softtouch
    Well you know how finicky us Bloggers can be...

    Blogrush never really did it for me anyway. It was just unecessary
    clutter on the Blog.

    Phil
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    • Profile picture of the author Ken Preuss
      Hate to say it but several of us predicted this early on. Admittedly it lasted longer than I thought it would, although I certainly called its eventual demise right at the onset.

      Blogrush was a great idea in some respects. Unfortunately theory and reality don't always line up.

      Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author Kyle Tully
    John posted on the income blog about it -- and just like he said, I've no doubt he'll be crucified by the "I told you so's".

    But hey, we all have projects that don't work out like we hoped, he's just playing on a much larger scale than most of us.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ken Preuss
      Originally Posted by Kyle Tully View Post

      John posted on the income blog about it -- and just like he said, I've no doubt he'll be crucified by the "I told you so's".

      But hey, we all have projects that don't work out like we hoped, he's just playing on a much larger scale than most of us.
      Even though I predicted it I don't crucify John at all. As you say, he's playing a massive game and for that reason alone I have nothing but total admiration and respect for him.

      Ken
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      • Profile picture of the author Kyle Tully
        Originally Posted by Ken Preuss View Post

        Even though I predicted it I don't crucify John at all. As you say, he's playing a massive game and for that reason alone I have nothing but total admiration and respect for him.

        Ken
        Just for the record I wasn't taking a shot at you

        I'm talking more about the bloggers, whingers and complainers that don't actually make any money online yet have something (usually bad) to say about every move everyone else makes.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ken Preuss
          Originally Posted by Kyle Tully View Post

          Just for the record I wasn't taking a shot at you

          I'm talking more about the bloggers, whingers and complainers that don't actually make any money online yet have something (usually bad) to say about every move everyone else makes.
          I didn't think you were but thanks for clarifying. Bringing ideas across in writing is often more an art than a science - you never know exactly how things will be taken.

          So far people seem to be reacting well to the end of BR......but as you say I'm sure there will be those few who choose to share their schadenfreude with anyone who cares to listen.

          Ken

          (Schadenfreude: mischievous delight in the misfortune of others)
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  • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
    Yeah - even a PPC 'er will fail in many campaigns to get a winner.

    At least he tried.
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  • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
    That to bad. (I didnt use it though)

    I wonder if it would have worked better if it was an invite only system and people only received X invites. Like gmail originally and how many of the social sites now roll out.

    Thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author chris_surfrider
    Blogrush was a different league of launch.

    I thought the idea was solid, but it would depend on the authority blogs using it to make it worthwhile in terms of traffic. The 80/20 rule, etc.

    Good effort though on John's part.

    Hopefully he at least broke even on the development & customer service expenses. Maybe advertising, too, if he was.

    It sucks to see this happen because now all the nay-sayers will come out of the woodwork...

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    • Profile picture of the author Lance K
      Originally Posted by chris_surfrider View Post

      It sucks to see this happen because now all the nay-sayers will come out of the woodwork...
      And while they're wasting their breath on the "I told you so" comments, John will be long gone putting the next money making project into action.
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  • Profile picture of the author DougBarger
    Hey, as much of a genius as John Reese is, closing the door on one could mean opening a wider door on the next one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg Cooksley
      Hey Warriors,

      I think that this shows that even the gurus can fail.....

      It's like watching the golf tour players make poor decisions
      or completely fluff a golf shot. It shows that they are human
      and can make mistakes....When I see this it gives me hope and
      a sense of confidence because I'm not the only one fluffing easy
      shots....

      And it helps me to get up and try something without the fear
      of failing (sometimes)....

      Regards

      Greg
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  • Profile picture of the author PRandContent
    John should still be commended. At least he tried. At least he had the guts to take action. This reminds me of the product creation lab private forums
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohsin Rasool
    Hi Warriors,

    There is a lesson for us in this i.e. If you have got
    some project/website, which is not working as per your plans, instead of
    making it the part of our EGO.....we should simply take rational decision
    and shut down if needed any project which is taking our time, energies and
    other financial& non-financial resources...this will make us able to focus
    on winning projects and making a killing :-)

    Really there is a lesson for us in closing down of BlogRush....
    John Reese, as we all know, do know what he is doing :-)
    I expect in near future some great resources( for IMers)
    being launched by his flagship
    company INCOME.com

    Good Luck John!

    Best Wishes,
    Mohsin Rasool
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  • Profile picture of the author Bob Monie
    Was a brilliant idea that never caught on. People just never learnt how to take advantage of it by writing decent titles.

    Half a million to develop but thats just pocket money to John these days anyways... hehe
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    • Profile picture of the author Thomas Belknap
      Kudos to John for working on this size of a project. I think he has the right mentality. I always loved to think big myself. How many big projects like this do you need to really take off.



      I am looking forward to seeing his next project.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebSlicers
    With a mind like John's, there is no doubt that he can come back as fast as he came in and his come-back will be huge. Good luck, John!
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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    Good on John for knowing when to quit. I doubt that he'll have come out of the experience without it having taught him something he can use. If you don't discover what works when you discover what doesn't, it does at least put you one step closer.
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  • Profile picture of the author tommen
    That´s too bad Is there any information why this happened?
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
    Sorry to hear about this.

    It just goes to show that no matter who you are, you never get a home
    run every time. It's a lesson in reality for us all to learn from.

    The fact is that some projects just don't work out. No matter how good
    the team, idea or plan.

    At least John Reese had the guts to go out there and try something.

    It reminds me of the Theodore Roosevelt quote:

    "It is not the critic who counts;

    not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,

    or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,

    whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;

    who strives valiantly;

    who errs, who comes short again and again,

    because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;

    but who does actually strive to do the deeds;

    who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions;

    who spends himself in a worthy cause;

    who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,

    and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,

    so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls

    who neither know victory nor defeat."

    Theodore Roosevelt
    It's also a lesson that sometimes - you do have to quit a project and
    move on to something better.

    Read Seth Godin's The Dip for learning when it's OK to quit.

    Best wishes,

    Shaun
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  • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
    It was a good concept but the CTR's never materialized at least for me. I removed it from my blog a few months ago. Part of the problem is we get immunized to widgets and banners on sites and blogs. I don't even "see" those banners and widgets in most folks blogs. So that's a tough nut to crack to get people to noitce and then interested enought to click on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Cheesman
    Bob Monie what are you doing impersonating Charles White???

    What have you done with the real Charles White??

    Dennis
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
    I never used it and I'm surprised it cost him so much, but was it a total failure?

    How big of a list did he build from it?

    How many Traffic Secrets 2 courses was he able to sell from that exposure?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dmitry
    There's a lot to be said about Blog Rush and a lot of valuable lessons to be learned... but frankly most of them negative lessons so I'll pass discussing it in public.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Salter
    Its good to see that someone is prepared to say when something did not work, rather than "pretend" all is going well. Whatever the final reasons for John stopping this service, it has been a good experience for us all to learn from.

    It was a great idea and concept, and I am sure will have some kind of resurface in the future, even if hidden in another business model

    I actually enjoyed logging in to the admin area and seeing those red hot topics that people had read and connected with...

    Thanks for letting us know your decision John, at least you did not simply pull the plug and say nothing lol!


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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Goldberg
    I want to say that I'm insanely proud of the members that have posted on this thread.

    I stopped in fully expecting to see a bashing thread and was pleasantly surprised to find honest praise and respect for John. He took a huge risk on this and deserves it.

    Great job warriors for supporting an honest and brilliant marketer at a difficult time.
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  • Profile picture of the author TD
    The closure of Blogrush proves one thing...

    John Reese, will continue to be an immense presence in the online marketing world.

    I have no doubt however, that he will be crucified by some, but that doesn't really matter, because one of the untold secrets of success is being able to fail and keep going.

    Pick yourself up John, learn your lessons and move on.

    Regards
    TD
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    I tried it. It never worked. Signed up twice. Tried to get support.

    Broken system, IMO.
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