Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Blown Away

This afternoon, the Blogger service decided it had enough with this august journal and pulled the plug. All three of my regular readers emailed me, complaining that the site was missing. Here's the graph of today's traffic:

Fortunately, my bloggers-in-arms came to the rescue upon hearing of it getting, eh, downgraded.

Shouts out to Michelle Malkin, Ed Driscoll, The Right Scoop, The Jawa Report, Protein Wisdom, All-American Blogger, Verum Serum, Dr. Melissa Clouthier, Dan from New York, and many others for their help.

Maybe it really is time to migrate to my own platform.

And cut down on my golfing photoshops of El Presidente, which could have triggered this unfortunate incident.


25 comments:

Rose said...

Bummer!

sTevo said...

>>And cut down on my golfing photoshops of El Presidente

Don't do that.

bernieg1 said...

I will never put anything important on Flickr, Blogger, Youtube, etc because I am at the mercy of unseen and unnamed petty webocrats who answer to no one.

Ima Wurdibitsch said...

Cut down? I came over here just to see them!

Anonymous said...

I tried to get to your blog today and it was out of service. What happened? Did Google really pull the plug on you? If yes, what was the reason? Please inform us of the reason. Thanx.

Dan said...

I was wondering what had happened.

Molon Labe said...

I tried getting an answer regarding the interruption in service but couldn't get a response. What happened? Was it just some minion taking it out on your blog?

Necromancer said...

Move it to word press or any of the other ones out there or get your own word press site hosted by a hosting company and pay for it.I saw this on "The Jawa report so came here to say this.
"Semper Fi"

Lenny Van noord said...

and this suprises you how?

feeblemind said...

Hmm. I had been here at least once earlier today without a problem.

MOTUS said...

I'm so glad to see you are back!

I've decided 3 times to move to a hosted Wordpress account I've already purchased, but kept putting the scary move off.

I think this is a sign.

BTW, I think you have a couple more than 3 regular readers.

NorseMD said...

I have 4, count 'em, blog/info bookmarks. DougRoss, Instapundit, Drudge, and Human Events. Screw the blogger service..

Donald Douglas said...

I am moving to my own platform, but have been waiting to get paid. Everyone says Wordpress is so much better, so after six years of Blogger, it's going to happen soon. I'll keep you posted.

P.S. More Obama-bogey shots!

the Other Ken said...

What the hell was that all about?

locomotivebreath1901 said...

Wowser.

I was on the links with Barry, so I guess we missed all the googlag 'down grade' hoop-la.

All that's above Barry's pay grade, anyways...

SirKnob said...

I've been posting on Wordpress trouble free since Jan 2010. A change in job positions greatly cut down on my postings, but no access complaints from one and only reader. Thanks Mom :-)

Anonymous said...

I agree with bernieg1, and yes, you have condierably more than three.

Another google censorship move as they (google) are left wingers attempting to smash anything they disagree with but watch the attach Mr. Dick Cheney and tea party folks by the Commie black cacus.

John Ruberry said...

I woke up last Thursday morning...Marathon Pundit was gone because "suspicious activity" was noted. Hmmm...I wonder if my blog and yours was flagged as "innapropriate" by Obama-bots in Chicago's Prudential Bldg, home to the One's reelection campaign HQ.

Duane @ All American Blogger said...

Please, please, please do not stop the golfing photoshops. Those are brilliant.

Every time I see one I wish I had thought of it.

Mt Top Patriot said...

The truth is disinfectant for tyranny.
Nothing like The Truth.
Way better than the big lie.
You do a wonderful job Doug!
Look at it this way:
What you write, link to and post is having great effect. The crooks and traitors attempting to overthrow our wonderful God Blessed country wouldn't be doing something like this to you if they where not afraid of the power you have telling the truth of how evil and despicable they are.
If you change only one mind, enlighten that one mind to the tyranny breathing down our throats, the awful truth of just how evil these people are, you have moved a mountain!
Liberty Dude!
Liberty!

Anonymous said...

Keep on keeping on Bro'! Your site is most excellent, for those of us who 'get it'.
JoeDaddy in NC

Anonymous said...

‘Twas a very disturbing occurrence……. Of course, Leftists would never dare censor the opposition would they?

wtng2fish said...

You must have exceeded your Free Speech allotment for the month! Expect further Free Speech Allotment reductions in the future under Progressive/Regressive group think policies.

Chaz said...

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If it's good enough for the one, the only Glenn Reynolds it'll work for you.

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Mr. Punky Kitten said...

Keep on Posting!

Face Piles of Trials With Smiles, It Riles them to Believe That You Perceive the Way They Weave.

And Keep on Thinking Free!