Monday, June 04, 2007

Not A Spam Blog After All

What a relief!

Late last week blogger's "robots" decided Sketchy Thoughts looked like spam. Consequently, the blog was "locked", meaning i could not publish anything. The blogger site assured me someone would check the blog out, and if it was legit it would be unblocked - but otherwise would eventually be deleted!

Needless to say, i was worried!

Happily, just got news: the blog is unblocked, i can publish again.


Funny thing, having to do with my dysfunctional brain and also with the psychology of work and instant gratification - even though i could have used the weekend to write all kinds of interesting shit, the knowledge that i couldn't just publish it right away was real discouraging. So while i did get some stuff done - look forward to an upcoming review of Amal Saad-Ghorayeb's Hizbu'llah: Politcs & Religion - not nearly as much as could have. So that's a self-criticism of sorts...


So what did i do instead of writing?

Discovered Myspace!

Not sure if it will be of any use, but i've been having fun surfing around adding friends... if i haven't added you, log on and let me know. Kersplebedeb Myspace is at

More later, i promise...


  1. Same thing happened to me! I found a workaround, though imperfect, but otherwise I'm locked out of publishing too. Someone suggested perhaps some right-wingers were hitting the "Flag Blog" button. Glad you're back. Hope I'm back soon, too.

  2. Yeah, i was wondering that too - i mean i don't see what part of an algorithm would flag my blog, unless almost all blogs are getting frozen, which does not seem to be the case.

    The fact that this also happened to Red Jenny makes me think you may be right - either a right-wing algorithm or else right-wing bloggers...