Dymphna and I were cut off from posting for about eighteen hours, having been designated a “spam blog” by the Powers That Be.
We were unable to consult the Oracles, but someone else must have done so on our behalf, because we have just been released.
This may have been the result of a deliberate malicious action. A disgruntled reader or troll probably notified Blogger that we were a spam site. Siggy of Sigmund, Carl, and Alfred knows more about these matters than I do; here’s what he says:
Turns out all that has to be done to get the ‘spam’ designation for a particular blog is to make a complaint to the blogger powers that be. The same applies to having google bury direct links to a particular blogs.
What happens is that one troll may use different emails/IP addresses to build up a series of complaints to which google will respond.
By the way, don’t forget that google owns blogger — and no doubt, they may have synchronized some of this stuff.
So we’re back for now. But it’s important to remember: We are only here for a little while.