Well a lot of people are unhappy today, and I'm sure more will follow. Pay Per Post, a company owned by Izea, is slowly but surely weeding out blogs they do not feel are any longer worthy to their company. While i commend them for looking out for their advertiser's and their own best interests, I have made friends with a lot of Moms who rely on this income to help maintain their households and avoid going out of the house to work. This blog does not have sponsored posts, but I have one that does, and it has been "shut down" or "cut" from PPP. The blog is young, not even 90 days, and while it does have sponsored posts, they were not the majority of the content. I am, however, disappointed that out of the 11 posts I did do for them, I will only get paid for half. It sounds like they will pay for posts already approved, but will NOT pay for unapproved posts. I have $71 in unapproved posts and worked hard for those by researching the companies and giving honest feedback. The posts were not rejected, they just were never reviewed.
I hope my fellow bloggers who have been in the game a while and really rely on the money, get to continue to take these opportunities and I will look for other ways to make a little extra.
Don't get me wrong, I'm blogging because I really enjoy it and NOT for the money, but when I check my adsense page, or other money widgets and affiliates, the 35 cents (or whatever amount) is confirmation that people are actually visiting my blog. That's why I have them, it's like a little tracking device that you can buy coffee with at the end of the month.
As for me, I'll drink some wine and see what other clever ideas I can come up with.