First thing first, 'merci' is the French word for 'thank you', while 'bon voyage' is the French word for 'good journey'. So the title of the post is actually-Thank You & Goodbye Entrecard. Actually I have been waiting to write about this post for a long, long time. I procrastinated and dragged...but now, it seems that it is inevitable for me to pen down (type) my FINAL words for Entrecard. Yes, in another few more days I am going to bade farewell to Entrecard who has helped me a lot in my blogging journey. No doubt about it.
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It is a hard decision on my part. But I guess it is time for me to part my way with Entrecard. Some of you might already see this coming right? If you are attentive, you would have noticed that I have been advertising on a lot of sites recently. Plus, these few days I have been rejecting lots of ads from you guys. My apologise. This is the last month I will be with Entrecard. 2010, I will chart a different course without them.
It's time to move on.
Some of you might ask, why would I wanna leave Entrecard if it is really that good right? Honestly, Entrecard is a great marketing tool for both advanced and beginner-level bloggers and webmasters. The exposure you will get from Entrecard is really awesome. Along the way, you'll get to meet lots of like-minded bloggers who will in turn become your true friends. Entrecard not only allows you promote your blog/website, it also allows you to communicate and socialize with the other members.
Some love Entrecard so much that
they dream about Entrecard. :p
One thing I like the most about Entrecard is that I can learn a lot from other bloggers from around the world. When I visit other members' sites, I learn from them a lot of stuff about blogging, making money online, so on and so forth. Sometimes by reading their posts, I manage to come up with ideas for my next post. I have to admit that Entrecard is truly a fun "playground" that teaches me a lot.
It is very time consuming!
But recently I realized that I can no longer fully utilize Entrecard anymore. One of the main reasons is TIME. I remember that I started using Entrecard when I was still studying in university. Back then, of course I have ample of time for me to use Entrecard. But this year after I officially started my full time job, I can hardly use Entrecard anymore. So it is best for me to leave.
It's a hard decision for me...
So does that means Entrecard is not for everyone? I would say yes. Not everyone can really appreciate the benefits of Entrecard, especially they are tight on the clock. But if you have a lot of time at your disposal, I would recommend you to use Entrecard. Of course, Entrecard is not without its faults and flaws. IMHO, the following are the pros and cons of Entrecard:
Thumbs Up For Entrecard:
1~A great marketing/promotional tool.
2~An excellent place to socialize with like-minded people.
3~An awesome place to learn and grow.
Thumbs Down For Entrecard:
1~Very, very time-consuming (Especially if your broadband sucks).
2~Most of the Entrecard dropper don't read your blog.
3~Will lead to high bounce rate.
4~Entrecard business model is relatively NOT FAIR. When you advertise, (50%) half of your hard-earned credits will go to Entrecard and not to the blog/sites you advertise on.
I guess that's about it from me. Last but not least I wanna thank Entrecard again for giving me the opportunity to learn and grow. I'm no longer a young weakling anymore, and my "wings" are strong enough right now. It's time for me to spread my wings and embark on a new journey. Thank you for you care and love Entrecard. I wish you all the best. Merci & Bon Voyage!
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