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Saturday, June 9, 2018

NetworkedBlogs is shutting down.

Farewell NetworkedBlogs
This is so sad, because Networkedblogs provides good and easy sharing platform for websites and blogs. It will be We've had the pleasure of serving you over many years, and we're honored to have built a service that was used by millions of people. NetworkedBlogs started as a weekend side project for fun and was originally called "Blogs I Read", but it grew quickly and we eventually ended up working on it full time. Then we received funding from Facebook's fbFund accelerator and then from 500Startups and TMT and worked really hard to improve it and extend it.

However, despite its popularity, we couldn't make NetworkedBlogs a profitable business. We put ads on the site and charged for additional features, and throughout the years, experimented with many different features and tried several ideas, with limited success. Eventually, about 3 years ago, we concluded that it's not going to work out and we stopped accepting new user registrations and shifted our attention to our new product, Symphony Tools. But we decided to keep the service running to serve existing users for as long as we could. And, now, we're finally pulling the plug and disabling the last remaining features. The last of which, syndication, will stop on June 6th.

I'll try to answer as many questions as I can below, but if you have other questions, use the chat box at the bottom (leave a message if we're not online), or email me at

Q: Will my blog get deleted? Will I lose all my posts?
No. Your blog is likely hosted on a blogging platform such as BlogSpot, Wordpress, Tumblr, ...etc. These platforms are not affected.

Q: Do I need to do anything?
Only if you're using one of these three featurs:
If you have one of our widgets on your blog, then you'll want to remove it.
If you're using syndication to automatically share your blog to Facebook or Twitter, you'll need to find an alternative. See below for suggestions.
If you're using our Blog Tab on your Facebook page you'd want to remove it.

Q: Do I need to delete my account?
No. We'll delete all accounts and the data associated with them once we're done.

Q: I'm a paying subscriber, will you refund my payment?
Yes. We'll cancel all paid subscriptions and issue refunds for unused time. This is going to be a manual process so please bear with us as we go through it over the next few weeks.

Q: How do I contact you if I have other questions?
Leave a message in the chat box in the bottom-right corner and we'll get back to you. Or, email me at

Alternatives for Sharing your Blog to Facebook and Twitter
One of the commonly used features in NetworkedBlogs is syndication, which automatically shares your blog posts to Facebook and Twitter. This feature will stop on June 6th.

If you write casually once in a while then the simplest alternative is to share your posts manually. Just copy&paste the link of your post to the status box in Facebook or Twitter. It's fairly quick and you avoid the complexity of installing an exteranl tool.

If you write often or share to many social accounts then look for alternative tools. Our own sister product, Symphony, is one example. It's a paid service, but you get a 30-day free trial that you can use until you decide on a more permanent solution. Other competing services we're aware of are HootSuite, Buffer, and And you can probably find many more if you Google for it.
Transitioning to Symphony
Symphony offers a more advanced syndication feature. It's faster (most posts publish within seconds), and offers more customization options. It supports publishing to LinkedIn, in addition to Facebook and Twitter. Symphony also offers analytics reports and the ability to schedule posts to be published later.
If you choose to transition to Symphony, be aware of the following:
Try to do it before the 6th to avoid service interruption.
After you enable syndication in Symphony, make sure to stop it in NetworkedBlogs to avoid double-posting. This won't be an issue after June 6th, though, since NetworkedBlogs syndication will end.
Symphony offers a 30-day free trial, but it's not a free product. Prices are listed here. The Verdi plan (bottom right corner) is sufficient for most bloggers.

Removing the Widgets from your Blog
If you use our widget on your blog then this is a good time to remove it. The process to remove widgets is very similar to installing them, except you remove the code rather than inserting it. Here are a few resources that might help.



In case you inserted the widget directly in your Website's HTML and need to search for it, here is how our widgets look like and the code associated with each one. Just find that our code in your blog HTML and delete it.

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