SocialSpark just sent out an invitation for beta testing a day or so ago, and either they’re getting seriously desperate, or there was a major error in their code. Perhaps it was good, but misguided intentions. Whichever way, SocialSpark managed to hijack my site.
My humblest apologies to SocialSpark / Izea / Blogger Choice Awards!
They DID NOT HIJACK my site.
And thanks to Dang and Dan for not calling me a dumb ass in their comments, although I’m sure those who come after them might.
Turns out, I requested a sponsored opportunity, and what I described as hijacking my site was, in fact, a sponsorship… which looked like it hijacked my site.
If it was written somewhere, I didn’t read it, but the effect of blacking out my site, popping up an advert, fading back to my site and popping up an advertising bar at the bottom nearly made my heart stop, as I didn’t expect it.
In fact, I didn’t even know the sponsored opportunity had been approved, as with SocialSpark it seems as if you have to queue for everything – unlike PayPerPost which is either you get it or you don’t.
So ok, I overreacted, and again, my humblest apologies to SocialSpark / Izea / Blogger Choice Awards who DID NOT hijack my site.
Say what you’re thinking: I’m a dumbass.