MyBlogLog has apologized for banning me.

A lot of people I respect immensely have written in to tell me that I screwed up, and after a point, it becomes impossible to avoid the truth. We banned Shoemoney originally to keep him from updating his list of User IDs on Wednesday night, which I think was the right thing to do. But after fixing the exploit, I should have unbanned him and thanked him for finding it. But I didn’t. I screwed up.

We accept their apology. I wish them the best of luck in the future.

By Jeremy Schoemaker

Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker is the founder & CEO of ShoeMoney Media Group, and to date has sold 6 companies and done over 10 million in affiliate revenue. In 2013 Jeremy released his #1 International Best selling Autobiography titled "Nothing's Changed But My Change" - The ShoeMoney Story. You can read more about Jeremy on his wikipedia page here.

57 thoughts on “Accepting MyBlogLog’s Apology”
  1. it’s good what you do shoe.. we always should forgive our sinners.. but for a record do you want to use MBL anymore?

  2. well that is a bit cocky =P

    I really am overwhelmed with the support from friends. You really find out who your friends are when something like this happens.

  3. Shoe I think its big of you to accept there apology. If it was me I would have rode out more links.

  4. Good for you and good for Eric and the gang at MyBlogLog!

    Is it all just one big freaking happy family … or what?

  5. I don’t know much about MBL other than what I have read here, and a couple of other blogs that protested your being banned.

    I think you are doing the right thing in accepting their apology if they lifted the ban, which I assume they have.

  6. I wonder if they did it because they noticed a drop in traffic due to the amount of people removing the widget from their blog. Not that I’m a sackrider but when someone who you respect like Jeremy uses a product and that company bans that person for pointing out something that they need to fix it leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Being that a large percent of people who use or used it because jeremy did have removed it they will have to work harder to recapture that percent back.

  7. Wrong to post instructions on how to exploit a website. He could have contacted them and reported the bugs. Don’t give me the bullshit “oh, if Shoe didn’t post the bugs they would have never been fixed.” They would have been fixed, maybe not as fast, but it would have been done.

  8. MyBlogLogDog never apologized that I can see. i screw up all the time, but i don’t apologize all the time. there’s a difference. DogBlogFog wants to go the non-apology apology route like the United States government and other cowardly government often do – that’s their prerogative, but you don’t have to accept it. in this case, i understand DogFogBlog represents some of your living wages, but you’re just a single person. anyone with a conscience who doesn’t need DogBlogMy to get by should not ever use them again, period – it’s that simple.

    second, what MyFoggyDog did was wrong for several reasons. they tried to silence dissent. they did silence dissent. and they further risked their user’s reputations just to save face. that’s abominable behaviour.

    I’m not sure why that DogBlogFog site has so many apologists, but there’s not much in the way of substance coming from the FoggyDog fanboys – just the lame excuses about ‘those meddling kids’ messing up the internets.

    Pathetic all around. Pathetic for MyBlogDog’s actions. Pathetic for DogMyBlog’s non-apology apology. Pathetic for BlogDogMy’s attempt to redirect blame for the situation on the victim and others who were watching the spectacle from the sidelines. Pathetic for DogMyBlog’s users still continuing to use the service after MyBlogsDog has shown that a major corporation will come down against an private individual when it suits its needs. Pathetic for every MyBlogsDog fanboy apologizing for their egregious behaviour.


  9. […] MyBlogLog apologizes to Shoemoney for banning him for giving out information gathered through an exploit. I wonder if Shoemoney will apologize for “ddn”s sensationalist post that accuses MBL of hiding their ad clicking script despite the fact that they display it publically and actually use it as a main selling point for MyBlogLog pro? Shoe, I understand you hate JZ, being banned, and Yahoo! in general, but letting your staff spread lies about MBL trying to cover up their ad click script is a little uncalled for, don’t you think? […]

  10. NEXT EXPLOIT! Can you switch your picture? Remove that picture of you in black in your profile to some pr0n.

  11. Hey Shoemoney, please do us all a favor and stop writing the word “MyBlogLog” all over your site. I could care less about their service or their stupid name. Your blog used to be good.

  12. […] Most of you might have heard that MyBlogLog apologized to Shoemoney. […]

  13. Keyword Density Analysis of your current blog shows the word “mybloglog” showing up atleast 75 times on your site. Time to change the subject. (and please no more about shaved bimbos either) It accounts for .8% of all content, and 3.6% of all links.

  14. Its good that they unbanned you. I only knew mybloglog exists because of you. I guess they didn’t realize how famous you were.

  15. can anybody tell me a tool to use to research adword terms. returnes old result 3mo.s

  16. […] MBL have apologised to Jeremy for banning him but I’m still not convinced that it offers any value to the blogging […]

  17. Good for you. Although I can see the original cause for the ban, I don’t think we should stop writing about something just because it’s going to annoy some people.

  18. they got bad rap at first but If nothing else in the end additional exposure from the whole ordeal.

  19. […] admit and accept all their errors, and have the hearts that forgive those who done wrong to them.  Shoemoney (Schoe) also showed us that he has the heart the forgive … ready to accept […]

  20. *note to self- jump to action if shoe gets involved in some type of controversy.

    Something tells me I am going to be a busy, busy man. 🙂

  21. I got so lost trying to read that comment. You sir have just wasted 30 seconds of my life I can never get back. You owe me.

  22. Lemme get this right. You exploited a flaw in their site (whatever the reason/excuse), published the means to your sizeable audience, and now they’re apologizing to YOU ??

    You should be on your hands and knees thanking THEM for their generosity !

    Mebbe I got this wrong, but something dont quite fit here..

  23. There’s no such thing as bad press!

    Plus, they were clued in on an exploit that Jeremy could’ve kept to himself and capitalized on.

  24. Pointing out errors/bugs is like free debugging for these guys. Banning someone over it seems like overkill.

  25. I recetnly decided to join MBL and I saw your avatar back up there. So, I added you. 🙂 I was beginning to wonder whether or not they were going to make amends.

  26. I love reading this blog (but dont have time to check everyday and read every post). Last time i checked, shoemoney loved MyBlogLog, looking back now, they all seem negative about it? What happended?!

  27. Do I get shoemoney points for saying, very early on, that I never saw the point of my …?

  28. Wow Jeremy, it seemed like you really shook up the admin. 🙂 Must feel nice to be a hard hitter.

  29. I wish them the best of luck in the future.

    I guess that means you won’t be using MBL ever in the future? Or are you a never say never kind of guy?

  30. it’s sad when you don’t want to use MBL again.i had printscreen my websites when your logo appeared into my MBL recent readers.I keep it as my best gift when a powerful webmaster like you had come visit to my web.But don’t know if that’s are really you..

  31. Hey, it’s great to see you being so professional and immediately accepting their apologies. It would have been real sad to see a lot of mud being raked up over this!

  32. MyBlogLog MySQL include path exposed via a third party site from a JavaScript error… : Knoxville Boy says:

    […] error to connect to one of their slave databases. So is this a security hole on their end? hmmm – Shoemoney, what do you think? I would think it’s definitely not a good thing, but in doing my part, I […]

  33. […] out there taking up your time. There are pointless catfights, blogger drama, and soap opera-esque MyBlogLog v. Shoemoney type of stunts that garner loads of attention. This is no different than watching Access Hollywood […]

  34. Lol! You poked them in the eye a couple of times and they turn around and ask for an apology? Lol, only Shoemoney could pull of such a stunt ^^

  35. […] the post calling it Yahoo’s trojan horse. . Soon after mybloglog apologized and unbanned me. I accepted and we made up. I later met up with Eric and Scott from mybloglog at the techcrunch conference and […]

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