Wednesday, September 4, 2002

Blogging Network coverage on Paid

Paid has a post on Blogging Network and the ensuing "raging debate".

Joanne Jacobs on Blogging Network

Joanne Jacobs has an encouraging post about her Blogging Network experience on her free blog. She also points to a relevant cartoon "worth 1,000 words".

Service Improvements

We've made a few improvements requested by subscribers, and fixed a critical bug.

  • As part of the increased transparency effort discussed earlier, a Stats section has been added to the home page
  • A bug that could allow a member to discover another member's e-mail address, by checking "Send copy to me" on the Send E-mail page, has been fixed
  • The non-subscriber "sign in" link has been made more visible
  • The text on statements has been updated to clarify the end date of the statement period

Monday, September 2, 2002


I’d like to suggest that we make some useful information public. One, the number of subscribers to Blogging Network. Two, the earnings for each writer.

That might sound strange. After all, this kind of information is often kept secret.

However, if everyone has this information, the network can work more efficiently. It’s easy to see progress, and to connect actions to results. It’s clear that half of readers’ payments are going to writers. And, it’s simple for writers to compare their results and make decisions.

Let me know what you think. If you have any concerns, now would be a good time to voice them.

Pending Statements

If you have a blog, your Writer's Account Summary should now include a "pending" statement dated October 1. This statement covers the month of September, and will become final on October 1.

An important note: your October 1 statement will only cover payments from the readers who subscribed on August 28-30.

This is because the site only became public on August 28, and each reader's subscription payment is distributed to writers at the end of the reader's monthly cycle. Your next statement, which will be dated November 1, will include both August and September subscribers.

The pending October 1 statement includes an estimate of your earnings so far this month. The estimate is updated once a day.  To learn how this estimate is calculated, and why it's just an estimate, see Help > Earnings.

Sunday, September 1, 2002

News category hidden

Since the Politics & Current Events category was added, the News category has been generally ignored. So, the News category has been hidden for now, and the one blog in that category moved to Politics & Current Events.

Saturday, August 31, 2002

New features coming tonight

The good news: the site is working perfectly. The other news: there are always more features to add!

So, on Saturday night (US PST time), we'll be adding some requested features. The "Back" link on the Comments page will point to the main blog page, and the blog editing page will allow deletion of comments.

More soon.

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

UK Address Bug Fixed

Some people in the UK (and potentially, other countries) might have received an error when signing up. This bug has been fixed (thanks, Emily!).

Tuesday, August 27, 2002

Welcome to the public site!

A big "thank you!" to everyone who participated in the beta and provided feedback.

And check out our wonderful logo designed by Sekimori.

Sunday, August 18, 2002


Welcome to the private beta of Blogging Network!

Questions? Comments? Let us know!

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