Oct 24, 2006

Where Does a Blog Go When It is Deleted?

Such was the metaphysical question I was asking myself yesterday when I realized that, instead of deleting a test blog that I decided not to use, I had deleted Dream Kitchen, my baby. Since I had always heard that deleting computer files doesn't really delete them,I figured there was some way the Blogger Powers That Be could help me. And they did, or in this case someone named Danish (DA-nish? Da-NISH?) from "The Blogger Team." Thank you Danish! And within an hour, too.

Apparently while my blog was . . . wherever blogs go when they are deleted. . . the URL was redirecting readers to some p*rn site. Some of my friends were amused. Guess these dastardly denizens of the internet squat in newly abandoned URLs, rubbing their hands with glee and beckoning to the innocent. Another strange thing is that Sitemeter was reporting, during this same span of time, that several people found my blog, or I guess the p*rn site, through a Google search for "Lauren Dream Kitchen," or "Dream Kitchen Lauren," etc. I ask you, what does it mean?

Anyway, whatever it means, three cheers for Danish, my new friend, and the resurrection of Dream Kitchen from . . . limbo? Death? A black hole?

9 comments:

Anjali said...

I got the porn site, too. I just clicked on the link to your blog on my blog and it came up. My thanks go to Dinesh, though, I can't get that awful image out of my head. (It was not pretty porn, in the least bit.)

Anonymous said...

I think I'm to blame for the Google searches, since I asked if anyone knew what had happened to you but did not provide the link.

jo(e) said...

Glad to see you are back.

I too got the porn site and began emailing other bloggers to find out what had happened.

I'm relieved that the whole incident is over, and you are still blogging ....

Sugarmama said...

I didn't bother to review the proffered porn, myself. Glad you're back, though! I was beginning to blame Blogrolling...

Susan said...

My heart stopped a little when I got to the part about how you deleted your site.

Glad you're back.

elswhere said...

Well, at least one of those searches was me, tipped off by Phantom and curious about what was up.

Wow, was I sorry I'd gotten curious at work!

But now I've found your site. So it's a good thing in the long run, really. For me, anyway.

Anonymous said...

Your "new" site was a shock to the system. Whew.

And I wasn't quite sure if someone came in the night and put some bad (very very bad) cookies on my computer, or if it was something else.

Glad your blog could be revived from the dead. :)

Anonymous said...

It was quite the stark difference, I'll tell you!

Glad you're back and that everything is good.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!