Please excuse the rather tongue in cheek title, as I'm sure someone will get offended and take it a little too literally.

As with my other posts on animal testing and blogging popularity, this is going to be a long one.

And as with my other popularity posts, this is not an attack on anyone. I had planned on making this an impartial and balanced argument but it just isn't happening.

I hope you're sitting comfortably and have suitable refreshments, let's get on with it!

What is Luuux?
Luuux is a community where you add information on the latest trends and cutting edge ideas which you can share with your friends and family.
We share back our revenues with our users. By being active on Luuux you will earn Luuux$ which you can spend in our store or give away to your favorite charity

How Do I Get Started In Luuux?
Easy! Just sign up and start earning Luuux$ for everything you do on the site. The sign up process is simple. We’ll need your name, email address and a password and that’s it, but the more info you put into your profile the more Luuux$ you earn.
- You earn Luuux $ every time you add content, comment or rate others content.
- The better the community says your content is, the more Luuux$ you earn.
- The more Luuux $’s you have, the more you can buy or donate!

How Does Luuux Make Money?
We make money through advertising and sales commisions on the site.
If you tell friends about items you like and they end up buying them, we share the sales commissions with you.

Luuux has 6 blogging categories. Fashion, technology, health & beauty, sport & fitness, design and entertainment.

They're motto is quite simple really, 'Share your favourite stuff. Earn money'.

So of course I signed up to make sure I knew what I was talking about when writing this! You even get 20 Luuux$ just for signing up.

Then I came across this page:


Which is notoriously hard to navigate around. Maybe I'm just being completely dumb but I clicked everything to try and add personal and additional information to earn me someone $ but to no avail.

So I checked out the shop to see what took my fancy:


Eeee a MacBook!

I went ahead and commented on a few random posts I came across. To which I found you get 1 Luuux$ per comment. R u srs?! ONE?! You also get just the 1 Luuux$ for receiving a comment.

So I went about seeing how else I could earn me some more Luuux$ to get a MacBook.

You can earn Luuux$ by doing just some of the following:

Adding a comment to a post.
Adding a rating to a post.
Reporting abuse on a site comment.
Reporting abuse on a site post.

So the last two things, am I wrong in thinking they're wanting you to do their job for them? Now I understand it's a big site and they can't moderate everything but if people are that desperate to get their hands on a MacBook or a pair of Louboutins they're going to go around flagging up any negative comments, no?

Basically, the more popular you are with the amount of people following you on there, comments on a post and how popular that post becomes, the more Luuux$ you earn for yourself. So people like me don't have a chance. Unless you have literally thousands of loyal followers I just don't see how this could work.

My content that I publish on this blog is mine and is only intended for this blog. So why would I want to be duplicating it on another site so I can get something out of it? I'm happy with the feedback I get here from followers, that's enough for me.

But what I'm already sick of seeing on Twitter is some bloggers expecting people to comment on their original blog post and the Luuux post. I'm sorry but no. I will publish my comment on your original post. I'm not going to leave you comments on a totally different website just so you can get yourself something pretty from it. Do you see what I'm saying?

I took to Twitter and asked bloggers to leave whatever they thought about this Luuux business in my FormSpring so it was completely anonymous. I've had literally tonnes of points made in my inbox so I'm going to paste extracts here, trying my best not to take them out of context.

'I made a Luuux account & after 2 days deleted it. Its really slow, hard to use and gaining points isn't what blogging should be about'

'It will only be good for popular bloggers and everyone else will just be their helping them get free stuff'

'Re: Lux or whatever the chuff it is called, IMO, it's just another excuse for a popularity contest. Say, Little Miss I have 5k blog followers hops on the bandwagon then she's gonna make money from it. What happened to blogging for fun? Freeloaders ;)'

'Re Luuux or whatever its called - I personally won't be signing up I don't blog for freebies or financial gain - all the posts seem to be for the sake of it rather than for a real reason or passion - if others want to do its cool but not for me'

'When it comes to luuux I joined because I wanted a bit of that luuuxury, but that is a false lure they have you on, chances are you will not get anything on there for free, as easy as they make it seem, it will take you hours and hours, just to get the cheapest things. They have £80 headphones in their shop, could buy them after working about 15 hours, on luuux i would need to invest about 100 hours in to it. know they send people stuff people have proved it, but you need a big following to get anywhere quick on there, so yes blogging is fun but you do not get the people responding to you as an individual on there because they are simply all after a freebie'

'Alot of the big youtube gurus manage okay because people idolise them which is fine, but I have posted a few times and a well known person could post something of little value and get quite a few people comment it, comments mean points. I have no hope, I am just going to work in the real world for my items of desire'


I'm getting the feeling not a lot of people are loving this idea? I'm pretty sure 99% of bloggers started their blog because they wanted to and not what they could get out of it in the long run. I suppose it's all down to the individual and what they choose to do but I can see it annoying a lot of people because, like I mentioned before. I don't want to be reading post in numerous different places.

Also props to Luuux for their super glitchy site and horrible grammar. ;)


I apologise for the incoherent manner of this post but I'm severely ill ... Yay!

So let's wrap this up. Luuux is a blogging website on which you earn money to buy things. You don't 'get' this cash. It has to be saved up to buy something in their shop. The amount of revenue you will get back on your posts depends almost solely on how popular you are in the blogging community. Lastly, the website is hard to navigate full of grammatical spelling errors, which is extremely unprofessional in my book.

Would I recommend it? Hell naw I wouldn't!

Will I be using it again? No, my account is getting deleted right after I post this.

Do I care about others using it? No, providing you aren't shoving it all in my face and only trying to earn $ out of it.

That's my rather large opinion done. Now it's your turn. Let me know what you think and please try not to it anonymously. ;) You can't please everyone.

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