Interestingly enough I got a comment from the person behind Blog to Fame yesterday. Since I refuse to give the site any links I didn’t approve the comment, but I will post it here.
Thanks for bringing things. I want to give a small story here.
My friend brought a new car few days back. He never got it to streets. So i asked him the reason, why he is not driving and enjoying his new car. Can you guess?
He told, he would drive his car only on the day when traffic signals get GREEN.
It’s long way before the awards would be announced. We rolled the website to get things started.
Now If blogging to fame is spam, then what would i do with those links.
Rest be assured all pages, our sponsors information, representatives in America with their contacts would all be there. Also Bloggingtofame.com is backed by big names of Internet which would be available at our site soon.
Now it’s your blog and you can write whatever you wish. I have more then 5000 connections in Internet and I won’t spoil it for some crap linkbaiting stuff.
And then this also came from an online acquaintance of hers.
I’d like to give ya a little 411. I can’t tell ya, I know Divya personally and that I know the ins and outs of Blogging to Fame, but what I can tell you is my interaction with her has been nothing but tight! Divya, has unsolicited stumbled some of my posts, (created mad traffic for me) and she has linked to other posts of mine as good reads and she has never asked for something in return. Divya has been a member of MBL for quite some time and built her community over time. Her idea for Blogging to Fame is new. Divya is from India and English is not her first language. I don’t even know if she speaks English or her blog is translated. Regardless, my interaction with Divya and blogging to fame has been all that.
My experience has shown, Divya is accessible, and responsive. Drop her a note, ask her for more info and let her know of your concerns. If after that if ya Spidey senses are still actin’ up then roll with it girl. Who am I to mess with Spidey senses.
I can only guess something is missing in translation here, because nothing she writes makes me feel any better about what is going on. Backed by some of the biggest names on the internet? Umm, like who? The only reason these names would not be able to be announced is if the deals weren’t sealed yet. Which means promises are being made before the money is actually secured. Which again means there is no guarentee it will happen, but they have no problem taking your links and your personal information anyways to do god only knows what with.
Soooo..I still stand by my thoughts that this will not pan out. Someone being a nice person and building a MBL community does not make them able to do something of this magnitude. Heck, I’ve got over 100 MBL members in my community, it means NOTHING in terms of legitimacy, it simply means people have liked what I’ve written. I could be an ax murderer for all anyone knows.
My thoughts still stand, this is a bunch of promises with nothing to back it up. But I guess time will tell.