This is a hard post. I really love Blotanical, but it has lost it's integrity in that there is still cheating going on and nothing is done about it. I have been watching the cheaters for months and keeping the stats true by moving the fairly visited blogs up a visit when the cheaters move themselves up. I figured it out and I'm going to share with you how it's done. It's so easy, we might as well all get in on the fun.
Go to gmail or hotmail. Sign up for a few email addresses. I recommend at least four. The more the better.
Go to the Blotanical home page. Click on the "Join" tab.
Make up a user name and put one your new emails.
There is a little tick box that says..."Yes, I would like to add my garden-related blog."
Do NOT click the little box.
You will be walked through the process. Repeat this several times and let the cheating commence!!
Simply log in with one of your new 'member without a blog' accounts. Go click on your blog. You are now one visit higher. Do it again and again with each of the new accounts, and eventually you can vie for the top spots with the cheaters. You can do this once a day per account. Wow. How fun and oh so much easier than reaching the top by merit.
I have contacted Stuart again to let him know exactly how it's being done and to watch my blog soar!!! I started out at number 55 today. Right now I'm at number seven. That was just so much easier than writing a good blog and getting there when OTHER people click on my blog. And I'm not done yet.
Again, this is completely tongue in cheek. I am trying to bring attention to it in a big way so that it will be fixed. Hopefully this will do it.