Some Unfortunate News

Unfortunately I have some disappointing news to share with you all. Last night I received an e-mail from WordPress informing me that unless I radically changed the content and themes contained within the blog, the account would be suspended. When I queried their rationale, I received a second e-mail stating that 80% of my posts this year have contained ‘silly’ and ‘irrelevant’ topics not appropriate for a platform such as WordPress.

I am obviously devastated at this news but unfortunately have no option but to comply with their stipulations in order to keep the blog alive. WordPress were particularly specific with regards my numerous honeycomb ice cream posts which they stated were ‘immature’ and not suitable for the type of platform they are seeking to develop in future years. I hope you can all adapt to changes I have no choice but to make.

Thank you again for your support.

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  1. Oh dear, I am sorry, that must have come as quite a blow. But you have a wonderful way with words, and you will continue to produce great content that people will continue to enjoy reading x

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  2. Nice try… ๐Ÿ˜‰ I was out walking over the weekend with my mates back in the UK (post to come) and one of them suggested I post something about the rare “Lesser Rigby Wort” plant that I’d just taken a picture of… (I’ll let you guess his surname). Though we did see some all white pheasants (I kid you not) which would have been a double spoof if only I’d managed to get a decent picture… Though maybe a very vague looking photograph (similar to that famous one of Nessie) might just add to the mystery. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. What?! Thatโ€™s gutting – I love your blog and canโ€™t quite believe that. You are so talented and inspiring, please continue to be YOU. ๐Ÿ˜”โค๏ธ

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  4. Are you kidding me?

    Dude, this is what I was talking about in my post, “Where have all the bloggers gone?” I would move over to Blogger or one of the other platforms. You don’t need this.

    If they can do this to you, they can do this to anyone of us.

    Dozens of feminist blogs have been de-platformed by WordPress in the last six months for not “conforming” to their standards.

    Please let us know where you are going. This really BLOWS.

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  5. Hi, I think itโ€™s outrageous that WP are trying to censor your writing. Perhaps itโ€™s time to change platforms! Your blog is amazing and I love reading it. Keep going. X

    Sent from my iPhone

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  6. I was stewing over my scrambled eggs and coffee this morning, wondering which of your posts was deemed “too” silly and what WordPress employee has time to read them all, and then it dawned on me… you almost got me… Happy April Fools Day!

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  7. You got me… This is the first sample of your blog I ever read, so I just thought you were one of those people who feel sorry for themselves all the time. Then I read the comments LOL. Good one ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. You almost got me brother! I just about went off on WordPress about free speech. You know us Americans and how passionate we get about the First Amendment of our Constitution. Glad to know this post is just a joke and very glad to know WordPress would not do that. ๐Ÿ™‚ God bless!

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  9. You got me!!, I totally forgot about April 1st, then as I was reading I was getting
    just a little upset.. like how dare they then it hit me!! Well you got me really really good… blessings!!

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  10. Well, you fooled me. Of course, I didn’t read this om April 1st, and the date isn’t on the post, so I had no fair warning. I thought “oh, no – don’t tell me WordPress is out there persecuting people for some PC agenda…”
    Then I saw the date on the first comment.
    Good one.

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  11. What is up with WordPress? I have been denied some messages I tried to send. I am sorry this is happening. Seems to me they should look at your readership numbers before they ask you to change your content.

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  12. I am sorry for your loss brother. It is awful that something like an ice cream recipe among all things on a platform like wordpress would be the straw that broke a camels back. That is pretty extreme for a blog site. So what about all the other cooking blogs on the internet? A blog is a blog.

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  13. First I was trying to get my head around what silly stuff the WordPress team might be talking about. I see you were running a gag, but nowadays, with so much censorship and ‘curating’ going on, it can be hard to tell.

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  14. From visceral outrage to grimacing at my own gullibility. But, as has been stated by others, the times they are a’changin and it is becoming too easy to accept all manner of government and corporate overreach.

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  15. How rubbish of WordPress. I’m so sorry for you. I’ve really enjoyed (I hope that doesn’t sound like the wrong word) reading your blogs. I;m on your side and really hope everything works out for you

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