Monday, 9 January 2012

Two tins tied together with a piece of string

Bloggie friends!

It’s the second week of January 2012 and I’ve absolutely nothing of excitement to report (apart from the little matter of me nearly ditching the blog and leaving Blogworld on Friday for good when Google removed my blog - but that’s another story) !! LOL!

Charlie says: I move further along the carpet to play with my toys.



p.s. Thank you to all of you who talked me off the virtual ledge of Google Headquarters (lovely Jan, Kim, Marg, Cheri... all of you, all of you!)

p.s. Also thank you to my lovely special scrummy friend who lent me their mobile number - because I don't own a mobile phone or want to!

To unlock my Google accounts I had to get a verification code and the Google Bots would only recognise a mobile number for them to send me this code.

p.s. I say bring back the Pigeon!

Happy Blogging!!

97 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

So that's what happened. Another blogger had a plea Friday on her blog for news as to your blog's whereabouts.

That's scary what happened. Google keeps asking for my mobile number which I refuse to give. I don't need any unexpected charges because they found a new form of marketing. (Yep, I'm one paranoid girl!)

Katnip Lounge said...

ha ha ha! You Luddite, you and the Hubby are two peas in a pod...are you sure you're not related? The Cats would love to mail you a pigeon!

klahanie said...

Oh my. Blogger has been acting up quite a lot lately. It's ridiculous how you have to get your own account unlocked!
"Two tins tied together with a piece of string" Now that's what I call technology.
See ya later eh
x

Ann Best said...

Google removed your blog! There's always something with them!!

You know I got a WordPress blog because I was getting so many Blogger glitches. But I have to use Blogger so I don't lose all my Blogspot friends. I don't want to lose them. I don't want to lose YOU!!!!! Gosh, I'm so glad you got it back! I guess you know your friends, including me and Jen, would miss you dreadfully!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you didn't jump! What would we do without you and Charlie?
And my Charlie has a lot of cat toys...

mshatch said...

I am so glad you didn't really disappear! And happy to see Charlie making progress :)

JDC said...

Good that you got it back, yeah I hate that gmail and google keeps wanting to know my phone number, basically if one of my close friends turns on me one day they could completely steal all my accounts.

Helena said...

I'm so glad you didn't jump off the cyber ledge! I myself once had a scare about my blog vanishing (turns out I was only late paying for my domain name), but fortunately I didn't have to deal with a giant like Google. Kinda scary what can happen when the technology we depend on lets us down.

Au and Target said...

Eek, don't leave! We love your blog! Meow from Au, Target and Guido.

fairyhedgehog said...

Oh noes! I missed all the drama! We nearly lost you!

I'm glad you got it sorted. If you ever need help with it again, you know where I am! (I have a mobile, although I admit I'm not terribly good with it.)

m.q said...

google gave you a hard time!!
we're glad to hear that its ok now

pursss
BoBo Salem
Meow Meow family

Brigid said...

Glad you sorted it all out, Old Kitty, Charlie doesn't seem to have been affected by the trauma.

Romance Reader said...

Ok, this happened to me as well and borrowing Mum's phone didn't work as that one is already registered to her blog!

jostyles said...

I was panicking too when you disappeared. I was all set to email and check everything was okay with you and my ex (Charlie Chuckles MacDumpling)

Glad you got it sorted and you're both okay!

Phew!

Jo (Frith) xx

Theresa Milstein said...

I can't believe you need a mobile # to get a blog back. And then I can't believe you don't have a mobile #. Are there still public phones you can use in an emergency? I'd be in trouble in the US. There are few pay phones and the ones that still exist get garbage stuck on them. I'm afraid to touch them to see if they work. I might catch something!

Hi, Charlie!

Anne Gallagher said...

Well, I guess I should pay attention to those pop-up signs that say to get a mobile number attached to my blog.

So glad you're still here. And I know how you feel about having nothing of excitement to report.

Have a great week.

Your word verification was

raven spa

I wonder what that means.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Google is taking this a bit too far. Lots of people don't own mobile phones. We have an old one but it doesn't text or anything fancy like that. Phone calls...that's all!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Had you been rude to the Google Empire?? What dastardly deed had you done to be banished from the CB
We were worried in case you were sent to "The Tower" and the ravens pecked you in their quest for tasty morsels.
Take care Jenn and luv to Charlie from Hannah and Lucy and the typist.

Fuzzy Tales said...

If you haven't read Jan's post (yesterday) re: checking your account settings and making sure the # they have is accurate, etc., please do so. I read it and then had to update my contact info.

Let's hope it was a one-time thing!

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm glad you didn't give up on us. I would miss you and Charlie.

Hart Johnson said...

ACK! Glad you got talked off the ledge, too~! (and I am a fellow cell phone rebel. I really don't WANT to be that available. Though I live with 3 cell phones, so I'd probably figure it out) I hate it when they do that, though!

Shawn said...

OMC, how did you get locked out of your blog? I would have been tearing my hair out, jumping up and down, and probably saying thev@$!#% words!

Glad you didn't jump out of the virtual window!
Shawn

LTM said...

omg. so so SO glad your bloggy self is back online. As I said Friday, what would I do without you & Charlie to make me grin or sniggle or whatever...?

But not pigeons. They're messy & cats'll eat them. ;p

Esme said...

I love that you do not own an mobile-that is great-I have an old old mobile-I am smart enough and do not need a smart phone is my response. I only have a cell because I am self -employed. ENjoy the week.

Mark said...

I'm glad you were able to get your blog back.

Cheri said...

Glad you have decided to stay with the blog world for a while! Always good to see Charlie!

Brian said...

I think Charlie and I would both agree on the pigeon!!! I sure am glad you are still here!

ABBY said...

We are so sad that you had to go through all of that but are glad to see you back! Any idea what happened?
Purrs
Abby

Jamie Burch said...

So happy it all worked out!

KarenG said...

What??? Google removed your blog?? Why I hear myself asking. I would like to know more of this story. What scary stuff. They removed my blog once when I signed up for Google + and accidentally put the wrong year for my birthday. They thought I was only 8 and therefore underage and removed my blog immediately. I had to hustle to get it back because I felt so naked and abandoned with my blog gone!

Rene said...

We are glad you're back (according to Google)! And Charlie certainly has quite a selection of toys to play with.

Frances Garrood said...

I spent a lot of time on that ledge this week, too, and had to be helped off by an expert. (I reckon Charlie would agree about the pigeon...?)

cleemckenzie said...

They don't make it easy, do they? Sorry about your blog clog, but really glad you didn't quit.

Claudia Del Balso said...

Oh no! It's a good thing you have wonderful friends who came to your rescue. I'm happy to hear you solved your problem :) Keep on smiling!

Talli Roland said...

Yay! So pleased you got it sorted - believe me, I know what it's like!

Whisppy said...

We're glad you got talked off the ledge! Read about what you went through with Google from Jan...glad things are pretty much back to normal now...

Manzanita said...

Sounds like you've been having some problems while I was absent. It sounds like all is well, now.
Just popping in mostly to say "Howdy" and wish you love and peace (and to Charlie, too)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Glad everything worked out!
I can't believe Google removed your blog!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I am so glad you were able to get your blog back on line, Jennifer. I can't imagine blogland without you in it.

Yay, for kitties who love their toys!

Marg said...

Good idea, bring back the pigeon. I hate all this technology. Sometimes, I want to throw the computer out the window but I can't lift it that high. Hope you have a great week and I am really glad you are back. Take care.

LynNerdKelley said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry you had to deal with all that blog scare! How awful! I'd have a meltdown. I'm so glad you're still blogging. I'd miss you if you quit. Your comments always brighten up my day! Take care now!

the writing pad said...

Hi Old Kitty - this was a hoot (although not, I'm sure, at the time!) Ever so glad you didn't leave Blogland - it wouldn't be the same without you :-)
All power to your bean cans (and Charlie of course!)
All best
Karla

Nezzy said...

I swear there are times that I think Blogger is totally possessed by the devil himself.

I'm thrilled ya got~'er back in one piece!

Lydia Kang said...

What? Glad Google returned your blog!

Felted House said...

I say bring back pigeons and pen and paper too. And do away with touchscreens (have you tried to use one of those? I'm completely useless with them). I do have a mobile but am having to replace it each time it breaks with second hand versions of the same model from e-bay because I do NOT want a new all-singing all-dancing one! I'm glad you're back able to get into your blog, how odd that it got removed. Computers do the strangest things sometimes. Happy New Year to you and Charlie xx

Debbie said...

Oh no! Don't be jumping off. I love your blog.

Debbie said...

Oh no! Don't be jumping off. I love your blog.

Medeia Sharif said...

Yay, you got your blog back. I've heard of that happening to others. I'd be in a panic. I'm so glad I can continue reading about you and Charlie.

Janet Johnson said...

So glad you are back! That is just so crazy. But I want the pigeons back, too. Don't I? ;)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Ok I just hate this!!! I take a few days off from reading and then what happens? I read that you were thinking of LEAVING???!!!

Nooooooooooooo way!
If you did that you would find ME on your doorstep and I KNOW you do NOT want THAT to happen!!!!!

xoxoxoxo

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Poor you. I had a mobile because I was doing home visit in remote areas and then found it didn't work in those areas. It helps me when I'm traveling to and fro on trains to look after aged parents. Soooo glad you were able to get your blog back.

Susan Fields said...

Wow - I've never heard of a blog disappearing like that before - I'm so glad you got it back!

Hilary said...

I didn't know this could even happen.... you must have freaked... I love that you don't own a, mobile phone. I a, jealous, I want to give mine up, but I can't because of work

Matthew MacNish said...

Did they ever say why they locked it?

Ann said...

I missed all the happenings as I was in a internet blackout hole. I am so very glad to hear your blogger woes have been all sorted. Please don't ever put the heart crossways in me again.....I can't imagine our little world without you and Charlie!!

Maria McKenzie said...

Thank goodness you're still in the blogging world!

Margo Berendsen said...

Kitty I was wondering what happened to you!! Can you give any advice to us in case this happens to one of us? I heard it happened to another blogger last month too.

Also, the Blogger gods were not kind, because you NEVER miss my posts (and I LOVE you for that!) but you missed my Friday post because of Blogger shenanigans and I had a special treat just for you there! If you get a chance, go to http://margoberendsen.blogspot.com/2012/01/test.html

DWei said...

That's odd. Blogger seems to hate some people but has otherwise left mine alone.

Dawn Simon said...

Ugh, what a huge pain in the neck. I'm so glad you didn't leave the blogosphere!

Hugs to you and Charlie!

Lynda R Young said...

yikes! Blogger has been stuffing a lot of people's blogs around recently. Glad you didn't jump the virtual ledge.

Deborah said...

Bring back the pigeon...now that's funny! Made me laugh at my computer!
Happy Blogging!
xxoo
Deborah

Susan May James said...

Glad you got everything back! What a pain and worry - like Stina, I refuse to give google my mobile number in case I start getting charges. So I guess I'm paranoid too!

Charlie is looking well - too bad you couldn't convince him to wear the hat, he'd look very dashing.

:0)

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

". . .bring back the pigeon. . ." That's hilarious! Technology can be maddening when it goes wrong. Just look at Charlie with his toys. HE doesn't have these problems. Glad your back and all is well.

Tracy Jo said...

Oh my gosh, OK! That would have been awful and I am SO, SO glad you didn't jump. You have become part of my every day and I would have missed you!!! Hugs.

Patsy said...

I'm so glad you were talked down from the ledge!

Melinda Szymanik said...

I would not have found you without the internet. I like the new fangled technology, and as Mr Weasley said they used to use owls for interdepartmental memos but the mess was atrocious - computers poop less

Christine and FAZ said...

how complex. FAZ

The Golden Eagle said...

I'm so glad you didn't leave Blogger. Where would the blogsophere be without Ten Lives and Second Chances?!

meowmeowmans said...

We're so glad you're still here! All the cats here vote for the pigeon, by the way. MOL!

Pk Hrezo said...

oh boy.... sorry to hear that... but so glad you didnt give it up! We would miss you far too much!!

Soggibottom said...

You are not alone.
But hey. What we would be without a constant reminder that we are always there for each other. HANG IN THERE ...............
The internet messes up sometimes. ACTUALLY.,. is shouldn't. Cos, it is human error. Hum Have I spelt that right ......... I for one would miss seeing Charlie. HEY CHARLIE, WANT TO COME AND LIVE IN DEVON... LOADS OF MICE AND FINGS :-) Keep at it...... or I will be really annoyed with you...... for giving up :-) :-) Don't you dare.
I would miss your poems :-)
Just keep at it. I met a beautiful woman on the beach the other day. I feel awful.. I never told her ... Charlie, will make you feel better..........

lots of luvs :-) Freya and CO :-) X X X
One day, you will reply to my emails :-) But if you do, don't expect an intsant reply back :-) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx HI CHARLIE YOU LOOK AS FABULOUS AS EVER X X X loves X

Words A Day said...

Bring back the pigeon is right! As I said before I really admire your mobile phone resistence:) Viva La resistence!

Nicki Elson said...

Blogging by pigeon...and interesting prospect. And I'm sure Charlie would LOVE it.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Pigeon mail sounds good to us, real good..if only Mom would let us out.

We are glad you are not leaving. Sometimes they make it hard to enjoy our blogs.

Happy Weekend!!
~ The Bunch

Plain Jane said...

Your blog broke down and mine started working again. Maybe together we are too much for blogger to handle...

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Happy New Year Miss Kitty. As you recall I could never call you "old" Kitty. It's Debra from "Dream Weaver" blog! I've been gone awhile but I'm back as I explain in my blog. I am happy to see you still add it. Cheers!

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Happy New Year Miss Kitty. You know I never could call you "old" Kitty. Its your friend Debra from Dream Weaver. I've been gone awhile but I'm back as I explain in my new post. Cheers!

Travis Erwin said...

So glad you are still with us here in blogtopia.

Stephen Tremp said...

Charlie goes at his own pace. You go, Charlie!

KarenMcG said...

Thank goodness your friends talked you in to staying in the blog world. We'd be lost without you.

Charlie has a cool head, too. He'll help you keep things in place.

Purrfect Haven said...

oh my... that google black hole sounds awful,.. and then the way they enforce THEIR rules.... honestly. Anyway, glad you are back.. stick in there.. we love you. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

William Kendall said...

I'm glad you're still about!

Charlie looks profoundly relaxed!

Father Tom said...

Glad you didn't leave the blog. We would have missed you!

Tom, Mom Julie & Mittens

Tracy said...

EEEgads...my heart would do flips if something happened to my blog. So glad you are back on and all is kinda well!
Charlie is so precious; does he want a new sister named Angel-Kitty? ...just thought I'd ask...

Ella said...

Whoah, I have been having issues, but nothing like this~ Yikes! So glad you hanging in there! You have great friends!

Soggibottom said...

We have a couple of wood pidgs that roam around, good enough for me. Hey Charlie... love the footwork, so pleased we can still see it !
:-) X X X

Linda Gruchy said...

Thank goodness you're back. I was shocked when I found the blogger notice. The mind starts working overtime.

laughingwolf said...

google continues to SUCK, big time, kit GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

as far as i'm concerned, they're into too damn many things to give a shit about what their bots do, or not... same as facebook and yahoo!

good to see you're back again

GRAÇA said...

I was very glad to be my friends
I hope that rest well this Sunday
And that our friendship is stronger from week to week, are already in my heart
Turrinhas's friend
Kika

God's Little People said...

Dear Charlie and Mom!
Thank you SO much for your kind words and your generousity. Your support has meant the world to me this past week. My tears over Lilly has blended with how very moved I felt by peoples kindness... it's been overwhelming.
I am so pleased you didn't give up on your blog as I am so pleased to me you!
xo Joan

Guinevere said...

Your house looks like mine -- lots of kitty toys! Love it! :)

J.L. Campbell said...

Yours is the second experience I've read about this week where something drastic happened with blogger. Glad to see you're past this crisis. Keeping my fingers crossed that I won't have mine disappear or re-arranged by Blogger

rumpydog said...

I heard about your troubles. How awful! I hope nothing like that happens again. woo woo woo!

Eliza said...

Glad you're back! Why did they lock your blog?

Mikeey07 said...

This blog is so awesome! Following, ofcourse :)

Jackee said...

Pigeon indeed! :o) What a mess. Explorer and blogger have not been playing nice for me for awhile. I finally started using Firefox and now I'm back to blogging myself!

Big hugs and kudos for your perseverance, my friend! :o)

LynNerdKelley said...

How funny that we both have a post about Lady Gaga this week! We're going to be fine and found a nice apartment closer to family. Life is full of ups and downs. Thanks for your kind words. Have a wonderful weekend!