MyZip.Net Trial Is Over Already!

Some of you may know about, 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  

The 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!! 



Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Comment balloon 7 commentsLisa Bosques • May 04 2008 11:00AM


What a bummer! It's good that you have gotten into the habit about posting area information regularly.
Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) about 11 years ago
Vickie, I just feel bad for all of the other people i.e. agents in my office that I dragged into the program.  I wish I could have the domain name!
Posted by Lisa Bosques about 11 years ago

Gald you had a good experience while it lasted. sopunds like you formed a new good habit none the less.

Did you get some good leads from there?

Posted by Andrew Baumbach, Greater Milwaukee Real Estate (Homestead Realty Inc.) about 11 years ago
So it was not all bad you received something out of it that will always benefit you.  Have a great day!
Posted by Lorinda Ward, Serving, Hampton Roads Virginia. Norfolk, Chesapeake, Va Beach (Keffer Realty) about 11 years ago
Thank you for your comments, Andrew and Lorinda. I did actually have people contact me from the blog, but nothing related to buying or selling a house, which is fine.  That's what Active Rain is for, I suppose, though I was thinking that with time it would have been a good source of leads. 
Posted by Lisa Bosques about 11 years ago
       I still adhere to the concept of "getting the bugs out" for a time before committing to new programs. Very cautious as to what I bring to my agents. Most find one or two things that help them and don't want to mess with more....Sorry to hear you went this, I remember your comments when you tried it out..
Posted by Kim Harris, Designated Broker/Owner/Sound Realty (Sound Realty) about 11 years ago

Lisa if you enjoy posting stories about your local area, check out my lastest post on the Topix site. I think you will enjoy it :)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 11 years ago

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