Friday, March 17, 2006

I’m back

OK, here’s the story: my blog was automatically deleted by Blogger as part of the “automated spam prevention system.” How I fell into this category, I have no idea since I have no blogads, backtracks or other things beyond text and some picture links.

This afternoon, I received a message from Blogger saying that they’re sorry and my blog has been “whitelisted” so that it won’t happen again. But it looks like my archives are completely gone (I have to go in and try to re-publish them). Before I could reclaim my page, though, I had to delete the “new” Viking Pundit blog that Scott Elliott had saved for me.

Scott Elliott: you rock. You saved my bacon, man.

So I deleted the “new” VP and reset my address from the temporary “vikingpundit2” to the regular “vikingpundit.” Problem solved.

Big big thanks to Scott and Lorie Byrd and everybody else who sent such kind messages. Now we have to get Betsy Newmark back up and running and we can put this whole ugly incident behind us.


Anonymous said...

Welcome back, VP (and thanks Scott -- you do rock!)

Anonymous said...

I missed the Hope of Massachusetts.


JoeFriday said...

awesome! glad to see you back, buddy!

Anonymous said...

I was starting to have withdrawal symptoms. So glad you are back.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you are going to continue. We need that lone conservative in Western Massachsetts to single-handedly balance out the rest of the state.

Anonymous said...


So glad you're back and that you decided to soldier on!

No no no, Viking...YOU rock!!

Scott Elliott

Anonymous said...

Do yourself a favor, go to and get a free blog there ... I've spent 6 months on Blogger and ran for the hills. Glad you're back.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Eric! I spent less than a month on blogspot and got fed up and went to another host and wordpress. I haven't regretted it and the cost is really minimal. Anyway welcome back from wandering in the wilderness of cyberspace, and I'm glad you're not spam. :)

Robert The Bruce said...

enough with the high-fiving, it's good that he's back and not Phil-liminated from the Internet. Now, VP, stop lollygagging and get back to work. You are still being represented in the US Senate by Ted Kennedy and John Heinz-Kerry. This must change.

/Sly Robbie