Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hi My Peeps!

I just wanted to tell you that now Google and Technorati both hate me with a passion. First I got this from Technorati:

I've taken a look to see why you are unable to claim your blog
"". It seems your blog was marked for
review. I've made a small adjustment and our spiders have revisited
your blog.

Everything now appears to be working as it should. You should now be
able to successfully claim your blog from:

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions. We
apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for using Technorati!
I got that on Jan. 12. Technorati still isn't picking up my blog despite the four or five emails I've sent since that time.

But now things have gotten worse. This is what I just got from my friends at Google:

Dear Blogger user,

This is a message from the Blogger team.

Your blog, at, has been identified as a potential spam blog. For an explanation of what spam blogs are, please see Blogger Help:

You will not be able to publish posts to your blog until we review your site and confirm that it is not a spam blog. To request a review, please fill out the form found here:

We will take a look at your blog and unlock it within four business days. Please note that if we do not hear from you within 20 days, we will remove your blog. If this blog does not belong to you, then you do not have to do anything. Any other blogs you may have will not be affected.

Since you are an actual person reading this, your blog is probably not spam. We find spam by using an automated classifier. Automatic spam detection is inherently fuzzy, and occasionally a blog is flagged incorrectly. We sincerely apologize for this erroneous result. By using this kind of system, however, we can dedicate more storage, bandwidth, and engineering resources to users like you instead of to spammers.

Thank you for your understanding and for your help in our spam-fighting efforts.


The Blogger Team
Yep, Google just locked up my blog, because I'm "spam." Fuck you, Sergey, Larry and Eric. I guess it's okay for real spam to flood the world as long as you find a few innocent victims to pick on.


Valley Girl said...

WTH???? Maybe someone's jealous and is hating on you? Anyway, sorry to hear about all the trouble!!! Blogger can be such a c*nt sometimes, no?

WendyB said...

OMG! I'm ready to tear them to bits!

Lynette said...

There is nothing right about this, nothing.

WendyB, I love how you stand up for yourself and what you believe in--it's inspirational.

Thanks for all of your visits, comments, and best wishes for my Mama, Duncan, the kids and me. Gotta go take Duncan out for his last walk of the night, then to bed for us.

Blue Floppy Hat said...

Marked for review? Marked as spam? This is just wrong, and bad. I'd so love to sic Empress Wu on them.
Hopefully, the twits who locked your blog should realise soon enough- namely, as soon as they've looked at it- that it isn't spam.

paperback reader said...

What the hell? Of all the blogs about cats, babies, and JJ Abrams movies, they decide you're the one they need to shut down?

I do like the new url, but still, I'd like to nominate these folks for the coveted D-bag of the Year award. It's early, but they're way out in front.

WendyB said...

Thank for visiting, peeps!I feel lonely over here :-(
I'm glad Mama is seeming a big peppier,Lynette. You've really had a full time job caring for her lately.
Floppy, Empress Wu would have them killed with " a thousand tiny cuts"
PAD, they have my vote.

Anonymous said...

That's just ridiculous. I'm going to post on my blog where to find you. I have a strong readership of two people - I pay them monthly to read my blog.

I've never even heard of such crap. Spam blog? Aarh - they ahve my vote too!!

melissa o said...

You need to deal with these a-holes with a whip, a hammer, and a dagger. That's it. End of story.

krissy said...

this makes NO SENSE!!!

gosh, i'm so sorry this has happened to you! i don't get it. what is it about your blog that makes them think it's spam? ridiculous!

we're with you, wendy!

WendyB said...

Oh Suze! I'm sure your two peeps are so busy with all the blogs they are paid to read.
Kissy, Technorati told me the word "jewelry" was a bad sign. What?!?!
Melissa, seriously! ha ha! Wu would have killed some bitches by now. Dang!

Micgar said...

Yeah, really-while I get crap about deals on watches and uh em-medicines, an innocent blog is being hassled! Since we're talking about Google-YouTube has lots of spam on their comments-the means to eradicate spam comments may be different but I do think Google has a weird way of dealing with the spam issue, based on what has happened to you.