10 thoughts on “Review: Activate By Bloglovin’”

  1. I’m so glad I found this post. I was about to sign up because it was suggested to me when I signed up for bloglovin’ so I thought sure I’ll try it but when I got to the point where they were asking for access to my social media I was like umm…what a minute. Let me search this site up to make sure it’s a legitimate site, if it’s any good, etc. You saved me a whole lot of time and hassle. So thank you, VERY much. I unfortunately signed up technically, but didn’t attach any of my social media accounts. Phew. Wish I had found this post an hour ago though, lol.

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  2. Gosh, I so want to unsign-up too. I have disconnected everything cause I don’t like using Bloglovin’ myself. It just exists as a listing for my blog. I wish I had read this review before I had signed up 😦
    Great write up by the way!

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    1. Thanks, thought I’d rambled a bit! I hate doing negative reviews. I had to delete my entire Bloglovin’ account to get rid of Activate, so lost all my “followers.” I don’t even know how many I had at that point though lol.

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  3. I wish I had read this earlier.I just signed by curiosity because all these things usually are full of flawless and now I can’t unsign-up.If you find any way of hot-to,please let me know.It’s really a waste especially for people outside of America.

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    1. Hi I’m sorry this has happened to you as well! I had to delete my whole Bloglovin’ account because there’s no way of just deleting Activate by Bloglovin’, so it’s up to you but if you want to do it, you have to go into Bloglovin’ then click on your profile, then something like “Account Settings” then “delete account” (or something similar – I can’t check because it’s now deleted it, sorry). Hope you get it sorted soon.

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    1. Glad I could help. If you’re looking to monetize your blog, everyone I know seems to use BrandBacker (but I use Amazon Associates because I prefer affiliate marketing rather than paid posts/freebies). Both are good options for many people, but they both have their own pro’s and con’s. For Amazon Associates to work you really need at least 350 views per day, whereas BrandBacker is how Activate *should* have worked if it was any good, although I think it’s all beauty/lifestyle stuff so it depends what you’re looking for. I hope you find a way to monetize your site! 🙂

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  4. Thank you for sharing this very thorough review. I too found it very fishy during the application process as I am constantly reminded through news of how easy it is even for hackers to get users’ info from supposedly well-encrypted websites (thankfully not on Google..yet). I’m not sure if you reached to the end process of applying for a campaign, but one of them required my PayPal email address for later compensation but this is before I even know if I would be selected or not. This just isn’t right. Have you tried to contact Activate/Bloglovin’ to unsign up from Activate before deactivating your entire Bloglovin’ account?

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    1. Wow it sounds like you’ve got more to gain from getting in touch with them to remove your details from their database. I didn’t get as far as applying for anything as there were literally just two campaigns when I signed up – one to give a positive review for Activate, and one for a food sauce. I didn’t contact them, though – I got too stressed with it. In hindsight, I think contacting them might have resolved it if they were receptive to doing something, but at that point I didn’t care too much about keeping Bloglovin’ anyway, since I’d already removed their button. I hope you get yours sorted out!

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