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R.I.P MyBlogLog – Yahoo Announces Shutdown of Service



After many rumors over the past twelve months, Yahoo has officially announced the shutdown of MyBlogLog in an email to users:

Dear MyBlogLog Customer,

You have been identified as a customer of Yahoo! MyBlogLog. We will officially discontinue Yahoo! MyBlogLog effective May 24, 2011. Your agreement with Yahoo!, to the extent that it applies to the Yahoo! MyBlogLog, will terminate on May 24, 2011.

After May 24, 2011 your credit card will no longer be charged for premium services on MyBlogLog. We will refund you the unused portion of your subscription, if any. The refund will appear as a credit via the billing method we have on file for you. To make sure that your billing information is correct and up to date, visit https://billing.yahoo.com.

Questions?
If you have questions about these changes, please visit the Yahoo! MyBlogLog help pages.

We thank you for being a customer on Yahoo! MyBlogLog.

Sincerely,

The Yahoo! My BlogLog Team

As I’ve said before, never has a great service gone so rapidly downhill after being acquired.

R.I.P MyBlogLog

  • http://kamajole.dk Jan Olsen

    I also recieved that email, but to me it looks like a scam or phising email.

    Take a look at the links and what they point to – i.e.: the text “https://billing.yahoo.com” actually points to “http://yahoo-email.com/a/hBNZmRnBs19FXB8XEGCBxw….”

    EDIT: Hmm… According to http://help.yahoo.com/l/uk/yahoo/newsletter/newsletter-21.html then the domain name IS owned by Yahoo… I just never signed up for any premium services at MyBlogLog, so I guess I better double check that part :(.

    • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

      That URL is owned by Yahoo. :-)

      Besides, it would be an elaborate phishing attempt if the hacker was able to get the emails of all MyBlogLog users. ;-)

  • http://www.kimmysharinglight.com Kimmy

    It’s hard to stay loyal with Yahoo. I have had my yahoo id since 1999. I have paid for Yahoo Launchcast Plus, Geocities, Yahoo Premium mail and MyBlogLog. Yet, I am afraid to continue, as I am waiting for my oldest email to disappear as well.

  • http://blog.search-mojo.com Tad Miller

    In 2007 Yahoo bought it for $10 Million Dollars! And now, nothing. That was smart.

  • http://chinayahoo.fotopages.com/ Fed Up

    It’s too bad Yahoo doesn’t pay out to its investors half of what they waste destroying start ups.

  • http://www.rob-berman.com Rob Berman

    Yahoo keeps closing down options. Why? At this point I seem to have issues with Yahoo Mail each day. It is slow to load and often cannot open one or more each time I use Yahoo Mail.

    I do not see a strategy for Yahoo that leads to growth. I have been a loyal but frustrated Yahoo User for over 10 years.

    Rob

  • http://www.seo-theory.com/ Michael Martinez

    Yet another sign from Carol Bartz that all is not well in Yahoo! land. Why did they hire her?

  • http://www.onetruefan.com Eric Marcoullier

    OneTrueFan (aka MyBlogLog part Deux) is making sure that no one is left in the lurch. We’re rolling out the classic MyBlogLog stats (how did people get to your site / what did they click to leave) at SXSW. Was supposed to be a surprise, but whatchagonnado?

    http://blog.onetruefan.com/post/3486213793/its-the-circle-of-life-yall

  • Cynthia

    I think this is just another sign of the shift in blogging online. With mobile and RSS feeds, Facebook and Twitter, we’ve found new and better ways to follow the blogs we like. MyBlogLog was great when it started but I don’t think it fits with where we’re going.

  • http://publishedin.com Yossi Barazani

    Yahoo to Shut Down MyBlogLog – Miss it? http://Publishedin.com Might Be Of Help http://tumblr.com/x8v1m7mlsc

  • http://www.kbos2.co.uk/wordpress/ kevin blumer

    Yahoo isnt that good with keeping up with blogs that well google seem to have it well sussed i only recently started using it its a shame to see it go i think it had a lot of scope that could of been made and could of made money with it allways a shame to say goodby to something