Back From The Dead!
I'm trying to figure it out.
Yeah...somewhere between 2 and 3 weeks, I guess it was.
Unable to Blog, unable to send Private Messages, unable to Comment on people's Blogs or people's Comments.
Unable to do much at all, really! I did some reading...wrote a couple new songs, performed with my band, worked my job, watched some TV...
Not able to get much of a response as far as explaining what was going on, and why?
Only one response, at the very beginning, offering no explanation, but a promise to "take care of it," a process that took about 2 1/2 weeks.
Didn't really break any rules that I know of.
I didn't promote anything...
Didn't copy anything...
Didn't add any affiliate links...
Didn't promote my niche, although I did suggest a possible Baby Boomer niche. That's not quite the same thing, is it? (I still think it would make a decent niche!)
I didn't require anyone to go to an external website...
Didn't solicit any phone numbers or ask for personal contact information...
Nothing was inappropriate...
Headlines were not misleading...
No religion or politics were involved...
My signature could not be found at the end of the Post...
I made no fundraising or charity efforts...
Now comes a plea for assistance in understanding. Maybe somebody with a bit more experience here can enlighten me?
How and why does this happen?
What creates a problem in the first place, for someone who's not really breaking any of the stated rules?
I know every workplace has people who run to the boss at the drop of a hat. My job has a few, and it's a pretty good place to work, with high morale among employees.
I'm certainly not one to run to the boss, but those people do exist, and the rest of us know who they are. I do my job, to the best of my ability, and if someone else doesn't, I figure that's their business.
My suspicion is that those folks exist here, too...the people who, for one reason or another, feel like they have to take exception to this or that Blog, because, well, there's just something about it that bothered them.
I've never done it myself, and I wouldn't waste my valuable time "turning someone in," pushing a "spam button," or however it works. I wouldn't even know exactly how it works, because I believe in doing my own thing, and letting the next guy do his.
I guess if something really bothered me, I'd either just move on, or write a reply, DIRECTLY TO the person who wrote something that bugged me, rather than going behind their back.
That is the more manly way of doing things, isn't it? Yeah, it is.
I've never heard a word of complaint about my Blogs. Quite the contrary, I've had a lot of supportive comments from many nice people.
I know there are people who prefer technical Posts, and that's fine. I just don't have enough knowledge to write technically oriented Blogs right now.
That should be OK, too.
There are many types of Posts which people not only enjoy, but which they derive positive value from, including motivational/inspirational and just plain creative Posts, which provide entertainment value and a bit of R &R from the nose to the grindstone stuff.
So, how does it happen?
I sent 10-12 emails to the administration, trying to figure out what happened, and get it rectified, without response, and still, when they emailed a colleague who had entered a plea on my behalf, the response was..."Rick who?"
If that's true, there's stuff going on behind the scenes that we all need to be aware of.
Who's in charge of this stuff?
I'd truly like to open a dialog on this.