Monday, August 10, 2009

We're back online ...

On about 1 August 2009, Blogger decided that this blog was either a spam blog or had objectionable content and the blog disappeared until today.

Needless to say, we were a bit perturbed about this turn of events.

There is absolutely no way to send a nasty email, or make an angry phone call, to the "powers that be" at Blogger (which is owned by Google, of course).

Once I could log onto the Google Gmail account (and I couldn't do that for several days), I managed to post a note on the Blogger Help Forums about our specific problem. There were many other bloggers complaining about the same problem. Eventually, one at a time, the shut-down blogs were returned so I figured that it would be only a matter of time.

Fortunately, we don't rely on advertising revenue, or have a bunch of needy affiliates, so there was no financial loss for this event. But it did make us aware of the fragility of a blog on any free host - you are at their mercy if they go out of business or something happens that causes them to take your blog off of the Internet.

Thank you, Blogger, for restoring our little genealogy blog to its place in the southwest corner of the genealogy blog world.

I will resume posting CVGS news and activities tomorrow!


Kathryn Doyle said...

Yea! Randy, so glad you're back! :-)

Thomas MacEntee said...

Welcome back Randy and CVGC! Oh the mysterious ways that are Blogger and Google . . .