Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Google disabled my account

Google disabled my account. I am totally sad and surprised. I have no clue what happened. Apparently, as you can see, I can still post in this blog (not sure why either). ---UPDATE: I finally figure out why this blog is still alive: I created under another account! Only me... The blogs that are alive were created under other accounts: the other 2 (my children blogs) are under one of my kid's account.

Most of the other blogs are gone... My guess now is it is something related to Adsense. Someone clicking like crazy on the links? Who knows? So, I will remove adsense from this blog, at least for a while. My findings also mean that I will publish in this blog. I will try anyways tomorrow.

I am shocked, and just do not feel doing anything until things get resolved, as I do not know the reason of the disabling (and reading the internet, I will never know)...

Last night, I thought of some solutions, but it will take a lot of work. If things do not come back, I will see what I can do. But it will take sometime, as I am very sad, and very disappointed with people's behaviour (?), but even worse, with Google's approach.

One more thing: if you are the one responsible for what is happening, please get out of my turf. You know exactly who you are. The "don't be evil" phrase is a good way to conduct life in general, in my opinion. However, more and more I think that something happened to the Ads. I just do not know what triggered at the Google side.

For the rest of you, thanks for coming here.

My day was not good: I tend to be perfectionist, and very honest. I felt like a "bad person", trying to figure out what I have done wrong, even though I know I did not, at least consciously. All the comments and emails that I got totally made my day, and I say that deep from my heart: THANK YOU SO MUCH!

I learnt some lessons though: keep blog stuff separate from your personal stuff. As I do not know why it happened to me, it can happen to anyone. I mean, you will loose access to your gmail (yes, lost all my contacts), reader (yes, lost all the feeds that I follow), picasa, adsense, blogger, feedburner, calendar (yes, lost all my family birthdays, appts), etc... and whatever you use from Google.

Tomorrow, the blog will be back..., at least this one. Thanks again



  1. owww dear, that is truely sad, those things knock you of your feet. Hope you find a solution some how,would be a shame if this blog disappeared.

  2. I was also surprised a while ago when your button didn't show up in my blog. So, I checked your site and found out what happened. Don't be too sad. I hope things will be okay soon.

    Btw, thanks for listing my freebies here.


  3. I'm really sorry that someone thought it was a good idea to mess with you. They obviously have no life. Thank you for all you do, maybe you be blessed, and may your blogs return.

  4. What a terrible thing! I hope everything comes back to normal for you and this site!

  5. OMG I was shocked and saddened to come here and read this... I'm sorry.. this, I'm sure, will be a lot of work to overcome.. keep your chin up, and don't let the the bad peeps get you down! I sure hope all will be resolved for you .

    Take lots of care, and I'll be anxiously awaiting to see if CBH will return.. but one day at a time


  6. I think you have been providing a very valuable service to all of us our here in cyberspace. Is there anything we can do to help? petition Google or something? It would be such a shame to loose this resource, and must be heartbreaking for you after all of your hard work.
    New Zealand

  7. Oh my, how can we help? I am stunned. Visiting your site is the highlight of my day, (maybe I need a "life") but I love digi scraps and visiting your site is the first stop. Keep us posted.

  8. A friend of mine had a similar problem when she moved over to a custom domain. She somehow messed up the link or something and it all got messed up.


  9. Yes, What Sophie said! Can we petition google or something?

  10. This sounds really strange to me. Surely Google can't legally remove your account without notifying you and giving you a reason? I found this that might help:

    And then I found this:

    Maybe because your posts are all so similar the blog was classified as spam?? But they say their system can get it wrong so you can always complain.


  11. A friend was blocked because of spam. Here was his post on this:

    Hope this helps.


  12. So sorry! I hope you can get it figured out, how frustrating that must be for you!! Hugs!

  13. Keep your chin up!!!! What comes around goes around and who ever caused this will get theirs in time! Sending Love and Hugs!!

  14. Oh my god, what a sad thing... Big work is waiting for you to try to understand this and fix that! Courage, keep going! But take time to relaxe and get well too!

  15. Oh, I hope you can get this straightened out! My visit to your blog was always a highlight of my day! Anything we can do to help, let us know!

  16. I am so sorry to hear of your cyber pains. I know how frustrating it is to think you have finally! got it all working smoothly only to discover that something totally beyond your control has screwed it all up.
    I do want to encourage you to keep posting - we all appreciate it - and also to contact Google directly requesting an explanation. I have personally found them very responsive and informative about tech problems.
    Wishing you all the 'free'dom from these heartaches ..
    A Canadian fan.

  17. How could anyone be so mean. It so doesn't make sense. You're doing a good thing. Why would anyone want to be so malicious. So sorry about all your trouble.

  18. I don't understand what was done here (maybe because I'm fairly new to the digiscrapping world?) but I'm sorry this happened to you. I hope you can get this problem resolved without too much trouble...

  19. Je suis sincèrement désolée de ce qu'il vous arrive. Il s'agit certainement d'un gros problème technique lié à un éventuel spam. J'espère que vous parviendrez à trouver une solution et que tout rentrera dans l'ordre très vite. Bon courage et gardez espoir même si la situation paraît désespérante.

  20. I hope everything will be fine soon! I come here on a daily basis and don't want to miss your updates!!

    Its sad te know you lost everything and you dot now even why.

    I send you some love, you have done nothing wrong!

  21. Feel so sorry for all of us, computers is not so liable as human being

  22. So undeserved :(

    Sadly there is always the downside to the Internet. TG the plus includes peeps such as yourself who thanks to their generosity take both time and great effort to make each day for peeps such as we both a joy and time-saver.

    Luv n hugs x o x

  23. OMG! I am so sorry! I love this site and look forward to it everyday. Please don't let this stop you from doing what you do so well. I hope it was just a glitch and not someone fooling around. If so, they will get theirs in the end. If I can help in any way please just say so, and I will be there. Thanks for all you do!

  24. I'm so sorry!
    an Italian fan
    forza e coraggio! :)

  25. I LOVE your blog - I do hope you get it fixed... Thank you for all you do!

  26. First I would like to thank you for all you do for us scrapbooking junkies. I cannot figure out why someone would be so mean to do what they did to you. I am saddened and very dissappointed in Google. They should have at the very least contacted you to get your feedback. Not a very good way fro Google to do business I'm afraid. I pray that things will get straightened out for you.

  27. What a terrible shame that Google have behaved this way.

    If you decide to get it up and running again, please let me know.


  28. I can assure you that if your account was disabled it was because of Adsense. Google's number one reason for disabling someone. Usually the reason for excessive clicks is either a competitor or someone with a grudge. People can be so mean sometimes.I rarely use any adsense on my websites or blogs and this reminds me why.I'm truly sorry this happened to you. But from experience I can assure you that it can be fixed. It just takes sometime and communication with Google. I'm praying all works out for you. Blessings Marti


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