Our good friends over at GMail disabled my main email account last night, of course with no reason provided. I am hoping this was some technical snafu, and I have completed a number of forms to try to get it back.
Unfortunately you do not just lose all your emails and contacts when they disable your account, you lose ALL the other Google services associated with it… Calendar, doc’s, bookmarks, maps, Picasa, as well as any blogs. Even if you have purchased storage from them as I did – poof – it is gone!
I don’t know what to think of all this… I have been a big proponent of what Google has been doing as far as the “cloud” is concerned, but if you can lose absolutely everything in a heartbeat, then surely there has to be a better way.
The immediate impact to this blog is that I have lost all the pictures that were associated with the PAID STORAGE of my old gmail account, so all the posts from July 26, 2010 up to yesterday have no pictures! That’s over 450 posts and roughly 4,500 pictures :(
My “HAWT Tips” blog is gone as well… lol… maybe the blogging tips I was sharing were just so bad that they felt a need to shut it down :)
I hope this is not the “beginning of the end”… but if it is…. I just to want to take this opportunity to thank so many of you for a great 4 years (well almost 4). People from all walks of life have visited this blog over 5 million times (i fucked up on my official counter of choice at the start!!). In the grand scheme of things that is not a big deal… but I think it is very cool! Thank you xo
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