Some of you may know about MyZip.net, a Marchex project. Their goal was to get "people to think of their ZIP Code + .net as the default Web destinations for information and commentary about their neighborhoods or towns." I've mentioned it before in previous blog posts, and I was fortunate enough to be chosen as the neighborhood blogger for 98146.net.
The MyZip.net project was to be on a trial basis of undetermined length of time. I am sad to report that on April 30th the trial period ended. When I first signed up for this project I was under the assumption that once the trial period was over we would still be able to keep our blogs, and that the trial ending meant simply that we wouldn't be paid our $50 stipend anymore.
However, upon receiving the final e-mail from MyZip, we were all informed that effective immediately we no longer had access to our dashboard, and that the project was completely over.
What a bummer. I was just getting into it. When I initially blogged about this on Active Rain, I do remember being warned about this. The good thing that came out of it was that I got into the habit of posting something about my area 3 times a week.
Thank goodness I still have Localism!!