No Shop Blogs Please
For the past few days, there have been a few commercial blogs that have been seen using Ping.sg’s services.
In order to keep Ping.sg as a healthy and pleasant community for local bloggers to interact and to discover and read each others’ blogs, we have decided not to allow any commercial blogs to use our free service.
Any commercial blogs found using the service would be banned from now on. We are sorry for that and we hope you will understand our decision.
If you would like to have your commercial blog or site featured on our site, do feel free to contact us for an advertisement deal.
Update on Feb 9th, 2007:
Edited the title of this post to ‘No Shop Blogs Please’ from the original ‘No Commercial Blogs Please’ to avoid any unwanted misunderstandings.
What we mean by ‘shop blogs’ are pseudo-blogs that sell products by writing an entry for each product. Such sites are not truly blogs in a strict sense as they are merely using the easy-to-use blog CMS to showcase their products for sale instead of doing actual blogging. An example of what we meant by ‘shop blogs’ would be those that have majority of their posts with titles like “Sexy T-Shirt – $24.99”, “Cheapest Valentine’s Bouquet – $49.99”, etc. You know what we mean.
To further clarify this policy, do note that we have no intention of disallowing (in simple terms, we allow) the following types of blogs:
– Blogs by business or shop owners that talk about the daily operations of their respective business.
– Real blogs by real bloggers that sell or auction off stuffs occasionally. These blogs are in no way considered ‘shop blogs’.
– Blogs that serve advertisements on their sites. We do not mind if you are making millions off your blogs as long as you are truly a blogger and your blog is a true blog.
As long as it is a real blog, we have no intention of disallowing it. Please read the comments below for further clarifications.
Thanks and happy pinging!