The Bestest Blog of All Time page is annoying as hell! I am hitting the "Next Blog" button, just to surf other blogs, and that stupid, self-serving page comes up every other time I hit it. THEN, when I hit the "Next Blog" button from there, it puts up a frame at the top of every blog I go to, which I am going to call their advertising frame but I'm sure the owner of the Bestest Blog will call something else, and I can't get out of the frame unless I close the browser and start all over.
Its fucking annoying! Not to mention that I have read (glanced at) the silly blog and its not a blog at all, it asks for money to lists your blog on its sidebar. Why the hell should I PAY someone to list my blog?? Geez, get a real job already.
Okay. Rant over.
I received a response from Mr. Griffin, who happens to run The Bestest Blog of All Time site, and I think that in all fairness I should post his response:
The reason I created this page has to do with mist1's comment "I never click the next blog button anymore. For every blog I like, there are 164,231 that make me want to throw up."
So, what my site has done is created a random blog surfing tool of higher quality blogs than the "Next Blog" button provides.
By the way PARLANCHEQ, the only reason I ask for a donation is because I am doing a favor to the blogger that increases exposure and normally drives 300-500 visitors to your blog in a 24 hour period (plus more over time). And I do stress the fact that it is optional.
You do not HAVE TO pay to have me list your blog, I have an absolutely free link exchange that I encourage everyone to join. The donations are for EXTRA, ADDITIONAL exposure for those who are particularly excited to drive visitors to their website. And by the way, I do have a real job, one of the most noble and lowest paying jobs out there: high school teacher. I run my blog (yes it is a blog) during my spare time (of which I have little) to make some extra cash (which probably works out to less than minimum wage, but I enjoy it).
That is a fair response, and I will give the man credit for his hard work, but the plain fact of the matter is that the "Next Blog" button has been hijacked by his site, and its extremely annoying and unwanted. At the very least a "Close Frame" command should be added so that anyone who does not want to surf his suggested blogs can opt out. Surfing random blogs is my middle of the night, when I have terminal insomnia, activity. I don't want to have someone else dictate to me what they think I should be seeing. It is just that simple.