SocialSpark is a new avenue that gives bloggers the opportunity to monetize their blogs and advertisers the means to advertise their services or products via the multitude of blogs that encompasses the Internet. Naturally when I was invited I submitted all of my personally hosted blogs. Somewhat to my surprise three of the blogs received the following response.
We were unable to approve your blog
Thanks for your blog submission!
Blogs must primarily contain posts that are original, and non-sponsored. This also means that blogs must not be maintained primarily for monetary purposes in order to be included into our Marketplace. This blog seems to have content that is primarily sponsored.
Though this is the case, worry not, as our Advertisers may still add you to their Street Teams, or contact you directly about other opportunities.
Once your blog meets all of our Terms of Service, please feel free to resubmit, and I shall review it again.
If you have any questions please contact us at any time.
Please fix the following issues and resubmit your blog here:
* Your blog appears to exist solely for payment, or to post referral links.
What I find strange is that the majority of so called ‘sponsored posts’ that exist on those blogs are PPP posts which is directly affiliated with SocialSpark. So, it was OK for them to bastardize my blogs by accepting paid tasks from them, which by the way consequently caused the great Google gods to cut my blogs from PR4 to PR0, but by doing so said blogs are no longer considered good enough. A tad hypocritical wouldn’t you say?
My only solution is to no longer accept paid posts on those blog, thereby cutting my earning capacity, until such a time that it is acceptable to SocialSpark. the only problem is that once accepted it will revert back to the original blogs that they rejected in the first place. A bit of an conundrum, wouldn’t you say?