by Paula Neal Mooney
"This blog has been locked by Blogger's spam-prevention robots."
That's the message I received the other day when I tried to create a new post on my dad's blog.
"You will not be able to publish your posts, but you will be able to save them as drafts."
Thankfully, Google had a nice little link to click on to let the Google-bots know that it wasn't a splog.
Within a couple of days, I got an email saying that the blog had been unblocked and would never be so rudely called a spam blog again.
Don't know what triggered the melee.
I know Google is cracking down on made-for-Adsense blogs, and I know I'm not the only one who received the "your blog is locked" message.
So don't be alarmed if one day you receive the "this blog has been locked by spam-prevention robots" error. Just follow Google's instructions, sit tight and they'll unlock it soon.
For me, the short-term blog blocking by Blogger was just further confirmation that "Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward" to Wordpress.org!
Though I know that WordPress also locks blogs -- and that military blogs are getting locked up the wazoo right now -- it was time for me to delve into my other dot com.
I'm having a ball at learning WordPress. Stay tuned for the big dot com reveal soon!