Wednesday, May 1, 2013

IWSG And More!!!

My worst insecurity had come true. My blog had gone kaput! My precious baby. My adopted child. Vanished like a puff of smoke in the wind. 

To Recap: Google / Blogger uses robots to hunt for SPAMMERS and erroneously identified and shut down my blog for spamming. Really? Google recently acquired Blogger. All my previous posts for the past five years are gone, including all of my pre-posted A to Z blogs. 
Bad Google! Evil Google!!!

Unlike awesome Amazon or Yahoo, there are no "CONTACT US" links to Google. When I did come across a link to contact someone from Google, I would only receive a "NO REPLY email telling me my site was shut down for Spamming.

No warning. No recourse. No nothing in the way of help.

I had to scramble to write new posts new posts for A to Z, only to have Google shut me down again and again. They even blocked a couple new gmail email accounts I opened that were necessary to open a new blog. Finally, after five new and blocked blogs, this one stuck. Weird, I know. 
Yes I Can!!!

Anyway, that's my story. I have to start over. But like the Six Million Dollar Man, I can rebuild: Better .... Faster .... Stronger. The Phoenix has risen!

So I hope you will return to visit me here. And please update my new URL on your Blog roll. Just copy and paste. 

And if you could, hit the FOLLOW Widget on my right side bar. Thanks again!

Get Healthy Blog Hop: 

Alex J. Cavanaugh, L. Diane Wolfe, Michael Di Gesu, and myself have teamed up for a Blog Hop that focuses  on health.  This is an issue with many bloggers who have expressed gaining weight  over the holidays and other negative health issues that they are dealing with.

As writers, parents, lovers of a significant other, employees, and volunteers, we find ourselves overwhelmed with daily battles from this, that, and the other thing. And regardless of how fit we were at one time, time has caught up and overwhelmed many of us in the area of health.

Here is a Blog Hop that can help us make 2013 a year that we can help turn the tides!

The Objective: Share with everyone something you have done that affected your health in a positive way. You can share an awesome low cal low fat tasty recipe. Post simple tips to lose weight. Or a testimony on what has helped like joining Weight Watchers. Recommend a routine like P90X or Insanity. Or stretches one can do while sitting in their office chair working or writing. I'm sure people have countless great tips and ideas they would love to share. 

Well, that's it for now. It feels great to be back. And remember, please update your Blog Rolls with this URL. And Please hit the FOLLOW Widget too. And visit Mr. Linky below. Thanks again! You're all awesome!