When Jean at Catholic Fire
emailed me today that her blog had been marked as spam I didn’t realize
how widespread this was. The Anchoress reports that the same
thing has happened to Happy Catholic, Deacons Bench,
and the Paragraph
Farmer. So it looks like there is some effort to
take down some of my favorite blogs on blogspot. The blogs
still show up, but the authors are locked out from updating and must
file a report with Google to get someone to look at their blog first
which takes a while. It does make me glad that I host my own blog instead of being at the whim of Google.
Not long ago there was a concerted effort
to take down pro-Hillary blogs likely from Obama supporters and this
has also been happening to other conservative blogs.
I was always rather dubious of the Flag
Blog button at the top of blogspot blogs and was a reply to the
spammers who poison everything. Though in this case Google treats you
as guilty until proven innocent. Some bloggers who suffered
this problem moved to wordpress.com.
Hopefully this will be resolved soon.
Update: Nice to find out that this was just a glitch that happened throughout blogspot blogs. Sometimes it is too easy to jump to conclusions.