Break on through

Some of you may have noticed – things have been quiet at IndiBlogger for a while! This is due to 2 reasons:

  1. The operational challenges that come with running a 12 year old product. Although the principles we setup IndiBlogger on so many years ago still stand good today, the industry’s requirements have changed.
  2. A decision we made a long time ago has left us without the means to overcome the above-mentioned operational challenges. We’ve been trying to make it work over the last few years, but in the end, IndiBlogger has always been about freedom – and we’ve decided that there’s no way we can do justice to this community with one hand tied behind our backs.

So we’re doing the right thing for everyone and taking a step back, so we can do greater things. We don’t know what shape or form it will take, but this team has never been one to dream small, so I personally can’t wait to see what happens.

So what happens now?

  • Any section of IndiBlogger which does not require any human intervention (such as IndiVine, Top Posts, IndiSpire, IndiMail, IndiNetwork) will continue to run as usual.
  • Any section on IndiBlogger which serves as proof of an accomplishment – (IndiContests, IndiMeets, Indian Blogger Awards, BNLF, WeBlogAcademy Certificates, etc.) will be permanently archived and accessible.
  • Any confidential information that you have shared with IndiBlogger will remain private and secure, as it has always been.
  • Moz recently announced that Mozrank, an integral part of our IndiRank algorithm is being phased out, so IndiRank will not be updated any more.
  • IndiBlogger Badges will continue to be hosted on the same world-class CDNs.
  • We are no longer accepting signups.
  • IndiSupport is no longer manned. You can always reach out to us using one of the options on our contact page.
  • 25th – 30th June 2019
    • The IndiForum will be made read-only and archived to prevent spam.
    • The Android app will be taken off the play store and will cease to function.

Where does the team go from here?

As it has always been, our future is full of uncertainty, and full of possibility; but here’s one thing for sure – what true blogging stands for, and represents, will always be in our DNA. It’s never been about the platforms or mediums we’ve used, the languages we chose to communicate with, or even the banner “IndiBlogger”. Everyone you’ve ever interacted with, either online or in person, is and always will be a part of the IndiBlogger family. What brought us together is something that can never be taken away from us. Stay tuned!

We blog, therefore we are.

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122 Responses

  1. I am so sad to hear this. Indiblogger gave me the motivation to keep blogging.

  2. dreaf says:

    Thanks, Team IndiBlogger team for providing such a wonderful platform and introducing to so many blogger friends.

  3. V says:

    You are the reason why I continued to blog, you are the reason I got my first international travel thanks to your contests. You are reason I found so many friends who are always available. All the best for the future and hopefully It will be grander and would allow me to rejuvenate my blogs 🙂

  4. monu says:

    I am so sad to hear this. Indiblogger gave me the motivation to keep blogging. So many friendships, associations, achievements, highs and lows happened here. Will miss you guys. Thanks for everything and I hope you come back full throttle soon!

  5. Oh! No! This should not have happened! Will look forward to the updates.

  6. Very sad to know. Looking forward to updates.

  7. So sad that now my blog can not take place on indiblogger

  8. Dhaval says:

    i would miss the events so much which were organised by you . i met really awesome people during my all the meets (3 to be precise)

  9. umashankar says:

    I am a bit late on the news. Even though I have become less of a blogger than a procrastinator and have been visiting the forum occasionally, it was a comfort knowing Indiblogger was somewhere out there, waiting to receive the droplets of my passion. If you at all plan to wind up, it will be passing of an era in blogosphere.

    I am sure you would have considered the option of making the membership a paid service. I’d request you to give it a chance anyway.

    The trophy I was awarded in 2013 for Best Short Story Writer has broken. I have been postponing the refurbishment for years now. I guess its time has come.

    Best wishes,

    Umashankar

  10. Vishal Kumar says:

    I’m really very sad after reading this announcement…

  11. thanks indiblogger for give a awesome platforum for bloggers

  12. I feel so emotional while I read this, I wish you all the best and I hope to see IB (Indi Blogger) back soon. We will miss you.

  13. Mohd Aman says:

    Thanks IndiBlogger team for providing such a wonderful platform and introducing to so many blogger friends. It’s great to be part of this family.

  14. Purnendu Das says:

    This is so not great. Be that as it may, we’re here to help you folks. Renie and group, skip back. On the off chance that you need us to pay a yearly charge to stay ready, well, I for one would be glad to help you. Check whether you need to do that.

  15. surya thakur says:

    I have made so many friends and memories through IB!

    Sad to say Goodbye… But I am sure whatever journey you guys decide to go on next will be amazing!

    Much love to all of you and All the Best!

  16. ABLE CHACKO says:

    I hope Something is cooking there.!😊

  17. I have made so many friends & unforgettable memories with Indian Blogger.

    Very Sad to say Goodbye…

  18. I am really shocked. This is really very sad news for me. I have just started my blog and today i came to know that Indiblogger is the best platform to share your blog post, so i have come here today but there was no sign up option now. Am i unlucky guy?? I hope soon Indiblogger will open the sign up option.
    Wishing to see you

  19. Sapna Dhyani says:

    Dear IndiBlogger team,
    This family is the first one that I go to when I want to share some thoughts of mine. The way I see it is, that you are in the process of “Spring Cleaning ” , which is mandatory from time to time ! I am sure you all will recharge, re-dress and meet us in a fresh new garb. All the best….waiting!

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