Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Bruce's Journal was Temporarily Suspended by Blogger

For most of the 17 years that I have published this journal it was administered by Blogger, a service of Google.  All of a sudden, this morning I received the following email stating Bruce's Journal is being suspended.

Hello, As you may know, our Community Guidelines ( describe the boundaries for what we allow-- and don't allow-- on Blogger. Your blog titled "" was flagged to us for review. We have determined that it violates our guidelines and have made the URL unavailable to blog readers. Why was your blog removed? Your content has violated our SPAM policy. Please visit our Community Guidelines page linked in this email to learn more. If we feel that a blog's content does not fit within the expectations of our Policy, we no longer allow it to be publicly available. If you think we've made a mistake, you can request a review at, and we'll take another look. Sincerely, -The Blogger Team

I certainly did not spam anyone with my journal.  I do receive hits from France and Russia that are likely from robots, but I did not initiate any spam.  I do post most of my journal entries on Facebook, but that is not spam.

I did click on the link and within minutes received the following reply:

Hello, We have re-evaluated your blog against Blogger Community Guidelines Upon review, the blog has been reinstated. You may access the blog at Thank you for understanding. Sincerely, The Blogger Team.

I guess all's well that ends well.  Perhaps they wanted to see that I was not a robot.


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