Doesn’t it just have to happen…! I hold off writing about Alan’s blog being deleted and if I’d held off another day I wouldn’t be writing this. His blog is back!
So what happened?
Seems he appealed and got it back. Maybe the whole MMO community came in their collective pants a little too soon and the resultant world-wide ejaculation of contemplations, conversations and theorizing cause a cyber-tsunami that everyone got caught up in… me included! Bugger!
So, does this mean its back to business as usual? Was this deletion just an automated thing caused, as I mentioned in my last post through malicious flagging by some envious competitors?
First, I don’t think business will be as usual, despite the reinstatement of Alan’s blog. There are plenty of other warning signs out there that not just Blogger, but Google are cracking down on sites they don’t like the look of. That means my comments about thin sites still stand. If you want to keep them, you’ll need to make them more useful and interesting to real people, not just add a bunch of crap content to pad them out. You’ll actually have to start writing it yourself and make it real! Oh, that will stop a lot of wannabe marketers in their tracks, especially the ones that use spinners and other software tools to create garbage content.
Second, whether Alan’s blog was deleted by an automated flagging system or not, the fact remains that if you want to build a really bullet-proof site, then you are going to have to pay for a domain and some hosting. Its not as if it will break the bank, either. You can get a .com domain from GoDaddy for around $10 or less with a coupon, and host it at Hostgator for less than $10 a month. Do me a favour and click the small banners for those two companies at the top of my sidebar – it’ll cost you nothing and I get a small commission for my trouble. Thanks!
Its chicken feed for the piece of mind and professionalism that goes with owning your own piece of cyber real estate that not only can no one take away from you but you can even sell at a later date if you have made it into something that really does make money and you have grown tired of it, or you want to flip it for a nice tidy profit.
Anyway, that’s all I wanted to say – jeez two posts in one week! What has come over me???