Checking my email, I found not one but two different requests to be an
coauthor at MyBlogLog. It’s making me guess that this is simply a new way people
are trying to draw attention to their own sites, related to the MyBlogLog visit
reported by SoloSEO last month. In one of the cases, I was actually made a
coauthor even though I didn’t confirm this.
In both cases, I got emails that said something like:
I would like to add you as a co-author of my MyBlogLog community below:
Blog/Site: [INFO WAS HERE]
Your MUST click on the link below to accept this request:
[CONFIRMATION URL WAS HERE]
With the first one, I went to checkout the site and was shocked to discover I
was already made a coauthor of the blog. I have no idea how that happened, since
I didn’t — most definitely did NOT — click on the confirm link.
By making me a coauthor, suddenly this blog was showing up in my
also seemed like there was no way to remove myself as a coauthor.
Finally I figured it out. Go to the site listing (if this happens to you).
Then choose the Edit Site Settings option. Scroll down and find the Remove
Site/Blog button. Push that. It sounds scary, like you’ll delete the blog
itself. No — it just removes you as a coauthor.
FYI, for more about MyBlogLog, check out the
Yahoo Acquires MyBlogLog
& More On How It Works I did last month at Search Engine Land. Lee Odden had
story on the service recently, too. Also checkout Shoemoney’s feature
list. I’m totally with him on the need to better control messages — that’s
an entire other world of spamming that’s going on.