Posts Tagged ‘MyBlogLog’

MyBlogLog to die?

December 23rd, 2009

Yesterday, ReadWriteWeb broke news that MyBlogLog is slated for the Yahoo! chopping block in January 2010. Aggravating to say the least!

MyBlogLog and WidgetsLab.
I believe WidgetsLab is one of the only widget based blogs to still be displaying the MyBlogLog visitors widget. The visitor widget has spent time in the footer (highly customized) and in the sidebar where it currently resides. It has been on WidgetsLab since late 2006 and has outlasted many, many other widgets.

Marshall Kirkpatrick says:

Five years to the month after it was founded, cross-blog social networking widget MyBlogLog will be closed down by Yahoo! in January, we’re hearing from sources close to the project. MyBlogLog is a service that shows blog writers and readers the faces and profile information of other MyBlogLog users that visit their sites….
…Yahoo! has let the service atrophy for years and will now put it to rest. To think that this service offered publishers and developers access to personal, demographic, taste and activity data of a website’s readers – and yet that offering has in the end gone no where – that’s downright crazy.

View entire story at

Wait…there’s more!
This comes from the Yahoo! Developer Network Blog

Yesterday, rumors surfaced around Yahoo!’s imminent shutdown of its MyBlogLog service. Frankly, it’s no secret within Yahoo! that we’re actively discussing the future of MyBlogLog. However, it’s also true that we have not made any final decisions at this point. Is a shutdown on the table? Sure, that’s an option. But there are other options as well. We know this creates some uncertainty for current MyBlogLog users. While we aren’t quite ready to share more details, we promise to keep you posted.
Chris Yeh, Head of YDN

Scott Rafer, one of the MyBlogLog co-founders commented on the ReadWriteWeb story:

I would like to draw your attention to this portion of Scott’s comment:

The various MBL alumni are figuring out how to bring out helpful new publisher services. News on the first project that should see the light of day will appear @hearttheweb in January.

What is Heart The Web?

Join Us At The Widgets Lab Group In MyBlogLog

December 31st, 2008

While Yahoo has dropped the ball in pretty much all that is important during 2008. they still manage to have a lot of cool services and developments. 

One of those is MyBlogLog. a service that continues to be good. even with the arrival of the competition it will have to live with next year. but before we get to think in that. how about if you join us at the Widgets Lab Group in MyBlogLog?.

It now has over 500 members and it is a good way for me to track those who read the blog in a more personal way. s0. if you got a yahoo account or MyBlogLog account. join in to our group.

mybloglog at 500

Widgets Lab Blog Community

MyBlogLog Updates Look, Widgets left behind.

July 29th, 2008


So MyBlogLog finally updated their look in the “Web 2.0”  with a nice coat of pain and a organizational rearranging. that is great and it does looks quite better from what was before.


But, it is not supposed that the most important thing about MyBlogLog is the Widgets?. i mean the services would not have any meaning without them. that includes the pro accounts. so why they don`t have been updated yet?

Sure. one could said that the main Widget. the Recent Visitors Widget got a revamp earlier this year.

But it is not really accord to the new MyBlogLog look. the widget goes for the Yahoo Widget Engine look maybe it should also get changed?.


But i guess it compensates good enough because it looks glossy. i think not because it was already close to half a year ago.. but that is not that urgent compared to the other widgets that look like this:


Both the About Me and the New With Me Widgets. they look pretty bad and they haven’t been updated since they were both introduced. the new with me followed the About Me look that at the same time followed the previous look of MyBloglog that was already outdated when they first introduced it. the same can be said about the now also outdated Buttons and Badges

So please MyBlogLog. could you give us some not Retro Looking Widgets and badges that go hand in hand with your current look?. yes. a update would do fine. thank you.


Widgets Lab MyBlogLog Community <—– (join us if you are in MyBlogLog)

via MyBlogLog Blog.

Verifying Widgets Lab in MyBlogLog

May 15th, 2008


While i had talked briefly about  MyBlogLog Blog Verification. i never got around to do it. i just forgot..

So this post serves two purposes:

1.-Verifying  Widgets Lab in MyBlogLog 

So it can get the verified sign to show in the profile of the Widgets Lab MyBlogLog community.

To verify your site at MyBlogLog you can either  post a meta tag to your template or do a “verifying” blog post like me. in that post you only need to add the code indicated in your MBL Blog Community verify settings:


That will look as a simple link in your post like this:

Undergoing MyBlogLog Verification

Once you have done that, you only need to return to your MBL verify settings and press the Authenticate Button if it is not already showing as finished.


(the second choice is better because you get the chance to serve the very two purposes i list here)

Once you have done all this, you will get the verified sign:


This sign will spread to your Blog Showcase in your MBL user Profile and in your Blog Community page:



Why it is a good idea to  verify your Blog in MyBlogLog?.

  • *It Gives your more visibility
  • *Instant perceived trust
  • *Why not?

2.-Remind you to join Widgets Lab MyBlogLog Community

That now it is closer to be 500 members. you can also alternatively Add me and Derek as MBL contacts if you know us, are already a member of the Widgets Lab Community or want to know more about us.

Widgets Lab MBL Community



So, if you are part of MyBlogLog and visit this site. why not join its community or add us to your contacts?.

And if you are still not using MBL, you may want to know they have just updated the service lately, so it may be good to check it out again if you havent come back to it for a while.

Now the only thing i have to ask Ian Kennedy is where are my  MyBlogLog Verified Badges and  Verified indicators in the all the Widgets?.



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