Monday, August 9, 2010

How does this happen?

  I woke up this morning to an email from our friend Leah over at Diary of a Late Starter:

Folks, Google have deleted my blog for reasons of SPAM.  As I've done nothing to warrant this I can only imagine someone's hacked into the account and has been sending stuff out in my name. 
If you've received anything, please will you tell me?
I'll try and set up the blog again but it will take a bit of time.  Jeez, I'm so mad about it - all that stuff from the past year has now gone including a host of followers.
Virtual hugs most welcome
L xxxxxx

Poor thing is devastated.  How does this happen?  Google randomly deletes your blog? She certainly wasn't writing or posting anything to warrant this. 

Anyway... stay aware and  just letting you know if you click her link and she's not there..

It wasn't her doing... it was someone or something...that deleted her with a click of a button..

Scary if you ask me!


  1. wow that sucks ass.
    I heard of blogs being deleted if they didn't have the content warning and had questionable content. I cant remember if she had it or not.

    I wonder if there is a way to back it up?

    Sucks L.

  2. Yea, that happened to "hubman hangout" blog but somehow he got it back. Maybe a glitch.

  3. Jen, you're a star for highlighting this for me.
    Leah xx

  4. big hugs! and yes you can back it up I do after Hedone told me about it happening to her friend who had less naughty content than mine. I back up once a month now. go into settings and basic and on the top line the option to export blog, you can post it to another blog or keep it saved on your PC

  5. Sage... I agree.. big time sucky

    anon: any idea how Hubman got it back?

    Leah: Happy to do it.. I really feel for you

    Heelnstocking: Thanks for the tip.. Mark and I were just talking about backing up and didn't know how. We appreciate the tip.. I hope everyone is paying attention.

  6. Im with you Jen, it sucks that this happened to such a lovely person. I hope Leah gets herself back on again soon.

  7. This is one of my biggest fears! That's why I made D back ours up. He's my computer genius helper. :-) hope Leah figures out how to get it back. :-( ugh.

  8. This is one of the reasons I went independent and got my own domain with The WP Database back up plug in sends a copy to my email every week and I have also signed up to get my posts sent by email too.


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