I want to first apologize to all of you loyal EC (Entrecard) droppers who have continued to drop by over the last few days. I want to tell you where I’ve been and why you have not been receiving reciprocal drops.
When I drop EC, I drop from my inbox. For about 4 days last week, there were 2-3 sites that, as they were loading, my McAfee virus protection would notify me that a Trojan virus had been blocked. I figured out which specific sites these were and began to avoid them. Unfortunately, Sunday evening, as I was dropping EC using my laptop, I received the same warning and then BAM! My laptop was infected.
To say I am disgusted would be putting it mildly. Just 2 months ago I spent over $500 getting both my desktop and laptop professionally cleaned and repaired due to virus attacks that occurred while I was dropping EC. I have virus protection on ALL of my computers and have never, in the 15 years or more I’ve been using the internet, had viruses attack my computers the way they have since I joined EC over a year ago. The virus protection has always worked.
It seems that there are a few EC users who are utilizing EC as a means to attack and I am fed up with it. While I truly appreciate the traffic that EC has brought me, I can no longer afford to utilize their site in the same way I have been, it’s costing me time and dollars, not to mention my frustration. Let’s just say, I said a few choice words out loud that I normally would never say, slammed the lid shut on my laptop and it has been sitting coldly on the floor of my family room since Sunday. I’m afraid that if I even begin to try to fix it, I will end up throwing it through the window.
I am tempted to leave EC all together, but I have found many wonderful blogs through EC that I not only prefer to drop on, but I enjoy reading. I will continue to visit those sites, but to all others, I’m sorry, I cannot keep doing this.
Over the course of the next few days I will be creating my own drop list, which will probably be rather small, nowhere near the 300 that I have been dropping on. I realize I will no longer be on the front page at EC, but have decided it is simply not worth it. Last week alone I had 3 different blogs ask to advertise on my site and none of them had even bothered to update their sites in over 30 days. That tells me they are spam and only looking for traffic, not interested. I declined them all.
EC needs to be more diligent in monitoring the sites they are allowing into the program. A few bad apples are ruining a very good thing.