Thursday, January 7, 2010

I'm Still Here

A Frugal Friend is still here......oh, it's been a stressful ten (10) days. Little one spiked a 102 temperature, we have ridiculously freezing weather in Dallas (12 degrees predicted), and A Frugal Friend has been locked since December 29th.

Oh, I have been busy.

With the holidays, I knew there was a slim chance of getting everything worked out quickly. But after ten days of not being able to contact my readers, I've decided to set up this temporary site until I figure out my next step.

What happened?

I know many of you (so sweet) have been emailing me to find out. With no advance warning at all, Blogger locked up A Frugal Friend. You can't find the site and I can't access it to get anything or notify my readers. Blogger's spam-prevention robots flagged me as a spam site....but admit that since I'm an actual person reading their notice, I'm probably not a spam site. That's right, I'm a real person, and A Frugal Friend is NOT a spam site. They further ask me to be patient while they review and verify. There's no way to contact them (phone/email).

Temporary Site - this is where I'll be temporarily until my next step. You can find messages from me (and yes, I'll be blogging too....something to relieve the stress).

Google Cache - You can still view an old version of A Frugal Friend here

Follow A Frugal Friend on Twitter just in case! I'll announce everything there too.

Help - Since I can't reach everyone, if you wouldn't mind passing this new temporary URL along, I would appreciate it. Blog, Tweet, Facebook, Email, anything you can do to help. Please email me or leave me a comment here letting me know.....I won't forget you!

Thank You - So many of you have helped relieve the stress of this past week with advice and encouragement. I can never thank you enough, but will do my best to try!

26 comments:

Bargain Loving Mom said...

This has happened to so many bloggers this past month that it scares me to death! I hope that yours gets unlocked! I have retweet to my peeps.

mellisarock said...

Hey!! I blogged, tweeted and posted on Facebook for ya!! Glad that you are back even if it's this way!!

Money Saving Maine-iac said...

Hi! I blogged:

http://www.moneysavingmaineac.com/

Glad you're back!

Teresa

Amy said...

I'll get something up soon. I'm so glad you're back! Hope your little one is doing better.

Julie said...

Hi-I am a new follower-hope the "bugs" get worked about your blog :)

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Patricia Carlson said...

UGH - what a hassle! So sorry you are going through all of this... I hope whoever the mystery peeps are who are "reviewing" this that they get crackin'!!!
Meantime, I'll be looking for you here - glad you set this up.
Cheers,
Patricia
www.talesofan-almost-mommy.blogspot.com
www.patricicarlsonfreelance.com

Rosie said...

hope it gets worked out. Its been happening a ton lately. If I were you I'd grab your history out of google's cache and how over to wordpress or typepad. They don't seem to have that problem..

debbielynne said...

tweeted!

Jennifer said...

I tweeted for you! Hope things get better soon!

Chrissy said...

Welcome back... your posted on my site with a few others that got deleted and blocked... if they are on my site they should be able to find you from there... I'm getting ready to send it out on twitter and facebook.

chrissy
Happy Mom Of 5

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Renee said...

Thanks for emailing me--I had emailed you wondering what the heck was going on with your blog updates :) I wish you the best--about your little one too.

Renee said...

I'm emailing for you--I think some friends of mine were subscribers.

T's Craft Corner said...

Ok, this disturbed me...as I am new to blogging...I researched this for about an hour...and I came up with this link: https://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/request.py?ara=1&contact_type=ara&ctx=ara it is to google help...it's a contact form used when you cannot access your google accounts (which is who owns blogger) there is a spot on the form that mentions blogger, as well as a coments box as well at the bottom. This is what I used when I forgot my gmail password, and I got a response from a real person. So, even if it isnt exactly the right place to get the final answer...Im sure if you go there and express your problem, a google agent will forward it to the proper department. I commented on your twitter page as well. I hope this works. PEOPLE PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU CLICK AROUND ON BLOGGER...this would be devastating to me... I don't know what I would do.
Good luck, and I do hope this helps.

Some Lucky Dog said...

I've tweeted and I'll keep doing that. Also posted on my blog and I'll go do Facebook, too!

Anonymous said...

going to tweet right now!!!!!
Scott
nynekats

Anonymous said...

tweeted!!!!!! glad you are back!
Angie
one4earth

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

I would simply be infuriated if that happened to my blog!!!

Isn't there a way we can back up our blog from blogger.com? If so I need to get on this just in case!!!

Girl I'm soo sorry to hear about this.. maybe it was a sign for you to re-start and to have bigger and better opportunities with a new blog?


Do you have a code for your button? I pay $10 or $20 for my domain name a yeah I believe, have you thought about that too? Its still blogger but my own personalized link...

Happy Working Mom said...

I've been letting everyone know too!

minishoes1 said...

I wondered what happened to you. Glad you are back! Word is getting out and you will have your readers back and probably more then you had before! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

tds said...

How frustrating! Glad to know you didn't fall off the face of the earth ;-) Good luck!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

I am so sorry to hear this happened to you:) I just made the move to Wordpress this week. I am so happy I did. Bad, Bad Blogger!

hummer said...

I am sorry to hear about this happening to you, as it has been a fear of mine. I am a genealogy blogger and have started backing up my blog frequently. Glad to see you back.

Suz said...

Sorry to hear about your site! I hope Blogger gets it sorted out and up and running for you soon!

I will try and post a link about your new temporary site on my blog soon so others can find you. HTH!

Laura said...

Websites are screwy like that. My email provider locked me out once for sending out a group email to my roommates. Hopefully they'll be quick about it!

Anonymous said...

I was so worried, I thought I had lost you! Glad I found you!