If you've tried to stop by my other main blog - The Writing Spectacle - this morning, you may have gotten a note that the blog has been removed. I didn't do it. They did.
Before I'd even finished my first cigarette this morning, I got the following note in my inbox:
Hello, As you may know, our Community Guidelines (https://blogger.com/go/
So, I go to the link (which I've redacted) and it makes me jump through the anti-spam picture clicking thing to prove I'm not a robot. Then it says it'll review my request sometime in the next two days.
By the way, here's the verbiage of their Phishing policy:
Phishing: Do not use this product for phishing. This includes soliciting or collecting sensitive data such as passwords, financial details, and social security numbers.
I NEVER do any of that. So, this is either a glitch or it's the beginning of the end. I'll be here at Outside the Box as long as they let me. I hope it's a glitch because I've had The Writing Spectacle since 2006. Fifteen years of posts. And not once have I ever tried to get any information out of any of you.
Of all the things they could've used to kill my blog, that certainly wasn't the one I would've expected. If you haven't read the 'Content Policy' lately, it's an interesting read. For varying definitions of interesting, of course.
Anyway, I'll let ya know if they reinstate my blog. For now, I'm going to suck down copious amounts of coffee and smoke a lot of cigarettes. Guess I picked the wrong lifetime to quit drinking.