Monday, February 25, 2019

For a blogging friend

Today's post is at the request of Diane from Lavender Dreams. Her blog was removed by blogger and she wants to get the word out.  If you follow this blog and can't find it, this is why. The post gives the address for the new blog.

The Behemoth squashes the little Lavender Dreamer

That's right. "The Rise of the Machines" is upon us. Our former happy little blog ( was suddenly terminated.

Why and how was it done? It wasn't someone reporting us. It was Google's automated piece of software (a bot) that roams the Blogger world looking for pre-programmed words of woe. Once it detects something it kills the whole blog without warning. Without any notification about these supposed offending words. Without an opportunity to fix anything. Just ZAP ... your digital life is deleted. Everything is gone!

To read the rest of their post you can visit at


  1. That is a shame. Hope it all works out for Diane.

  2. Thank you SO very much Ann! What a dear friend you are to help me get the word out. We've had a couple of people say they are working on getting my old blog restored so let's keep good thoughts! I appreciate your friendship! It's encouraging to have my blog buddies stand by me! Sweet hugs, Diane

  3. Oh no! What a terrible thing to have happen. I believe you can backup your blog through blogger, so look into that if it gets restored. If not, just cut your losses....cry a LOT...and work on starting a new blog. I'd even consider a whole new name to avoid it happening again. For some reason, it seems you are marked with them. Maybe try wordpress???

  4. Nothing is safe anymore. If you're on the wrong side of something it's okay to wipe you off the face of the earth. What a shame. I hope she gets her blog back, but I don't think it will happen since she has no ability to talk to anyone.

    Have a fabulous day, Ann. Big hug to you and tons of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

  5. This is just awful! I had heard about this, and now I know more about what happened. So much loss...

  6. If anyone else is worried about this they should periodically back up their blog - easy to do - Go to 'Settings", click "Other" and you will see the option to back up your content.

  7. an enjoyable read to have, sad to lose the space and readers

  8. OMG that's terrible! I hope she can get it back.

  9. When I checked now it was back online. Fingers crossed it stays that way!

  10. Oh, no! I have only heard about this happening. So, so sad. It is one of the reasons I switched to Word Press where you own your site. It isn't free but still relatively inexpensive. Migrating the old blog to word press was involved and we did pay to have it done since I have so much content. Now I spend much of my time updating old posts :)

  11. That is horrible!!!!!!!! I'm wondering what "words" they are, that get a blog terminated like that? I don't like bots.... in the least! Love, Andrea xoxo

    1. Just saw her blog has been restored & Google admitted that they deleted it erroneously. Thank goodness!


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