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.