Sunday, December 25, 2011

For Reasons Unknown

For reasons unknown, my blog suddenly disappeared yesterday. In fact, I found myself persona non grata with Google so that I couldn't log in to my gmail account or anything else powered by Google. That includes Blogger. I sent an email to their contact and access was restored sometime after midnight last night. I don't know why but I'm glad everything is back with no problems.

I'll have a big announcement, for me anyway, coming up on Tuesday.

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22 comments:

Randy Johnson said...

Glad you're back in business. Being Christmas, maybe it was the Grinch screwing with you.

A good Christmas to both you guys.

Christina said...

That's scary. I have way too many social media accounts open through Google. I don't think I'd have the energy to start over either.

Can't wait for your announcement!

Ty Johnston said...

Welcome back! Enjoy the holidays. Is Lana better yet?

sage said...

That's scary! And now we have to wait till Tuesday...

Charles Gramlich said...

Randy, could be. Glad to be back.

Christina, I was bumming over the thought I'd have to.

Ty, she's feeling some better and sleeping better, although we still have a ways to go.

Charles Gramlich said...

Sage, it won't be long! :)

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

That is scary all right. Did Google tell you why it happened? I keep a backup of my posts in Word file and some key photos in a folder...just in case. I guess if you don't have your own bandwidth/server/domain or whatever they call it you're always at someone else's mercy.

SQT said...

Glad you weren't permanently taken offline.

Can't wait to see what your big new is.

Deka Black said...

Scary. I do regular backups, just in case. 2 or 3 copies of each one in fact.

And i hope the news you say are good news ;)

Merisi said...

I am so glad that your blog is back, what a scare that must have been!

Warm greetings and merry Christmas to you and Lana,
Merisi

Erik Donald France said...

Oh man, that is some scary stuff. Glad it's back in black ~~ and red and green ~~ cheers, Merry Christmas~!

Charles Gramlich said...

Prashant, I guess so. I have most of my posts saved as word files too. The biggest pain would be restoring all the links on the page itself.

SQT, me too. I was worried for a bit.

Deka, it's good news. From my point of view at least.

Merisi, it was a bit scary. I've put a lot of work in on this thing.

Erik, thanks, man. I appreciate it.

Keith said...

Glad you're back. I'll keep an eye out for the announcement on Tuesday.

Rachel V. Olivier said...

Glad you're back. Did they say why it happened?

Charles Gramlich said...

Keith, thanks, man.

Rachel, no they didn't. It was pretty much a form reply.

X. Dell said...

I'll look forward to your announcement. And I'm glad to see you're back on the air.

I had a instance when someone flagged me as a spam blog. It took about a week for me to get back to my account.

Jess said...

Congrats on the good news--whatever it is. Since I'm out of town, I might not read about it until later in the week. :)

I was pegged a spam blog too once and boy! what a headache. They shut me down for several days.

Charles Gramlich said...

X-dell, I figure it's probably something like that. I was frankly surprised I got back up so quickly.

Jess, Yes, I wouldn't be surprised if that's it. Glad to be back up fast.

Barrie said...

Google does like to throw curve balls from time to time. Looking forward to tuesday's announcement!

oceangirl said...

It gives us a taste of how much we are owned by Google.

Charles Gramlich said...

Barrie, yep, and this was a weird one.

oceangirl, you said it. So true.

laughingwolf said...

that sux! :(

good you're back on

google is way too big, but still fails, too often! GRRRRRRRRRRRR