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Unwanted attention

Screenshot of BlogRolling reminder emails
I’m a bit annoyed by the number of emails I have received asking me to remind me to renew my BlogRolling Gold subscription (which I probably won’t be because I don’t feel like I need it anymore). The subscription doesn’t run out for another month, yet I have still had 5 reminders – the earliest one coming in April, a whole 3 months before the expiry date.
While I appreciate that email isn’t the most reliable medium, I personally think that BlogRolling are being too prolific in their reminders. Maybe a couple within a month of the expiry date would be fine, but hounding people for money with a whole three months to go is a little excessive in my opinion.


  1. You think that’s bad, how about a domain registrar that sends multiple e-mails a day hounding you to renew your domain, even after you’ve transferred it to another registrar? 🙂

  2. Yea, they were pinging me like crazy a short while back. I stopped using them long ago when they kept killing my weblog because their servers were having problems.
    I’m acutally using my weblogging software to do my blogrolls now. It’s actually a lot easier to use Blogger, MT or EE to keep them. One post per blogroll link. Makes it easy to find the entry and edit/delete it. Adding is easy to with the “blogThis” bookmarklet. 🙂