Thursday, April 05, 2007

Is Blogstreet moving towards deadpool?

Blogstreet is an India based feed aggregation cum rating tool. But unlike other sites such as Technorati, it suffers some major drawbacks.

  1. Registration is a painful process, and it might take days or weeks depending on Blogstreet to 'accept' your blog.Go visit the temple.
  2. It is pretty whimsical about which blogs to update, example, it has not pulled feed from this blog for ages (neither has it been merciful to my Hindi blog). The last post it picked up from this blog was , well, it has no posts right now, though for some reason it still assigns 'rating' to my site, which goes up and goes down, well, logic unknown.
  3. There is no one to connect to, if you have any issues. If you go to Contact and leave a message pointing out the issues, well, quite likely, you would not receive a response. Probably not even in months.
  4. There is no ping like feature on Blogstreet to let Blogstreet know that you have made a new post. Blogstreet has its own logic to visit your blog, well, you guessed it again, logic is pretty unknown.
  5. It always asks you to classify your blog in one category at joining stage and does not allow you to move to another category or to choose more than one category.
  6. It speaks about Book Reviews etc,but again pretty whimsical about which blogs and which posts to figure there.

The application itself seems pretty stagnant.

Looking at state of things, it certainly does not seem its pink of health, and not sure of the experiences of others, but to me it certainly seems going downhill. Is Blogstreet a Techcrunch deadpool candidate already?

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2 comments:

sri said...

Dear Rajesh,
Even i had the same issues with my two blogs at blogstreet. Those two blogs never showed up on blog street.
I then went on to create a new blog aggregator site www.enewss.com which accepts RSS feeds from bloggers and attemps to grab latest blog posts twice a day.

At this time we show the latest blog posts on our site and allow users to search.
For example: you can search all your posts by searching using your domain name.
http://www.enewss.com/index.php?search=yaxis.in
Your blog posts may also show up, if users search something you have blogged on like 'blogtsreet' or 'world cup' etc.

We are developing a non-intrussive ratings feature.

We bring readers to your blogs and most of our readers are from google/yahoo search engines and few from mybloglog. Most of them referrals who have put our link on their blogs.

Best regards
sri

Rajesh Kumar said...

Thanks Sri. Consider me a regular to Enewss.