Tuesday, July 9, 2013

What is going on, Blogger?

In case you haven't heard, my blog and several others were deleted by Blogger last night. I got this in my email and just about had a mental breakdown.
Hello, Your blog at http://www.alittlebitofrnrreviews.com/ has been reviewed and confirmed as in violation of our Terms of Service for: SPAM. In accordance to these terms, we've removed the blog and the URL is no longer accessible. For more information, please review the following resources: Terms of Service: http://www.blogger.com/go/terms Blogger Content Policy: http://blogger.com/go/contentpolicy -The Blogger Team

Any blogger that puts their heart into their blogs would be devastated. I logged in and hit restore. Luckily, I only had to wait 4 hours for them to restore it. Some bloggers are still without their blogs. This almost seems like a targeted attack to bloggers that post links to sites such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

With that being said, A Little Bit of R&R will be moving to a self hosted Wordpress site. It is going to be a rough transition for me and I'm trying to get it done as soon as possible. I have a wonderful friend, Chelsea Starling, helping me out with the merge. I urge anyone that uses free sites like Blogger and Wordpress so back up your blogs ASAP! If you need help, just ask me. If you have the means, switch to a self hosted blog. I would hate to see this happen to another blogger.