I am angry, but it is more than that.
I am disappointed that a company that thinks themselves so superior would treat their members like trash.
I am outraged that a company who has not held to its end of the agreement would expect to hold its members to that agreement in turn.
I am hopeful that my words will prevent others from falling victim to their lies and manipulation.
Around the time I posted about my experience, I emailed Today.com to see what it would take to get my content back.
Keep in mind that when I repeatedly asked them why they canceled my account, I received no response. I received a response to this question in about an hour.
In order to get my content back, I would have to pay them what they have paid me plus 10%.
They broke it down according to what they paid me each pay period and then added the 10%.
I responded to them that $25 of that had been a sign on bonus and $50 had been a bonus I received for being the blogger with the biggest increase in my traffic for one month.
Monthly they were awarding the top blogger, the blogger with the most increase in traffic, editor's choice, etc.
They replied that they require payback for ALL money they paid us, regardless of whether it was what we attempted to earn or what they chose to give us in addition.
I only have those two bonuses. I didn't receive the bonuses that I know some did receive repeatedly. I can't imagine the ridiculous amount of money they would ask those bloggers for. I know some who received a bonus of about $200 monthly for several months.
They said as soon as they received the total they provided via paypal, they would return the content and delete the blog.
My question is, if Today.com has negated their end of the agreement, what is holding us to that agreement? Is that not a breach on their end? Thereby nullifying the agreement?