Saturday, April 18, 2009 Exiles, Fired Bloggers, Employees, Refugees, and Rebels

Welcome to the new TV News and Reviews blog. I used to reside at, but after speaking up in the private forums about recent policy and payment changes, I found myself locked out of my own account.

Turns out I was not alone. You can find some very enlightening threads on the exiled bloggers by visiting MsTerri's LOST blog, Hospitalera's blog, and the Just Flitting blog.

You can also click on any of the blogroll links to the right to visit other blogging exiles like me. It's a delightful and varied bunch of skilled bloggers, who as you may have guessed, aren't afraid to speak their mind.

Even if it means getting thrown out. :)

So, onward and upward, as they say. Welcome to my new home and I hope to bring you just as much TV News and Reviews goodness as I have before. Thanks for visiting!


  1. Oooh, a brand new blog! So bright and shiny, and it still has that new blog smell!

    Congrats on taking the plunge, and ... how do you say "good luck" to a blogger stepping out on the blogging stage ... "break a finger"?

  2. LOL. Yes, it's definitely very new. I've still got a lot of work to do, but it's here!

    Maybe we should just say...good luck? *G*

    And did you notice the Today blogroll is in blood red? *snerk*

    Thank you for being my first comment!

  3. Thanks so much for the link! I've added you to my Exiles blogroll as well.

  4. Thank you, Carrie. Eventually it will look better in here, too, I promise. :)

  5. welcome to blogger! look forward to continuing our tv

    it really sucks about the whole thing, but maybe it was for the best. you know what they say, "everything happens for a reason"

  6. Hey, thanks MM. Nice to see you here! And you're right, it probably was for the best. It's just tough to make such an abrupt change--I hate having to start from scratch. Gah.

    But I'll get there!

  7. I'll agree with Ms Terri---LOVE that new blog smell! LOL!

    Thanks for the comment on Expat that led me here. You're on my expats blog roll, too! Thanks for adding me to yours. Best of luck!

  8. Hi Valerie! I'm working on my Today Exiles page now, over at Bookishgal, and I've added you there as well. It will go up sometime today, or tomorrow at the latest.

    Have fun at the new blog!

    And others have suggested on other sites that we go over and simply copy our material from the old blog. (A bit tedious, but it can be done; I've gone to at least grab my favourites.) If Today goes down, we'll be able to repost. And we can certainly rewrite slightly, and repost anyway.

    Have you seen some of Flit's suggestions, for disconnecting all your profiles that feature links to your Td.c blogs? I had forgotten, till yesterday morning, that my LinkedIn profile took people to the old blog, so I changed it.

  9. Hi Val! I came on over to congratulate you on your new blog! I have added you to the blogroll on my new site, which you can't see right now, but I promise you it's there. ;-) Thanks for emailing me and telling me about this great big world of expat Today bloggers.


  10. Val, Welcome to the real world of blogging. LOL
    I jumped ship at today after they didn't pay me for two whole months worth of work, visits and referrals. well over $200. just stolen and never a word. I left with a final word on my blog about how they would do it to others, and lo and behond they are doing it.

    so happy to see you out here, with the rest of us bloggamaniacs. ;) to celebrate with you I purchased an ec ad.

    see you on the drop by,

  11. Hey Farmer, the new blog smell is wearing off as I keep It finally looks almost livable in here! :P

    It's great seeing all of the Exiles blogrolls...

  12. @Phyl--Thanks for the linkie! I did save all my posts from both blogs, and I have all the pics, so I can reuse/recreate.

    I did go in and ask folks to change the links...I was only a few months in, so I don't have a lot of backtracking to do. I was just working up steam...

    @Hava--Welcome to the rebel encapment...heh. We're happy to have you here!! I've got you on the blogroll as well now!

    @Ausetkmt--I can NOT believe Today owes you that much money!! The more we dig, the more we find out that they've been doing this sort of thing for awhile and none of us knew. They're very good at covering their tracks and silencing anyone that tries to let their bloggers know. Very frustrating.

    Thank you so much for stopping by, and thanks for the ad buy! It'll be awhile before I can afford to return the favor...heh.

    Happy blogging!



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