We were unable to consult the Oracles, but someone else must have done so on our behalf, because we have just been released.
This may have been the result of a deliberate malicious action. A disgruntled reader or troll probably notified Blogger that we were a spam site. Siggy of Sigmund, Carl, and Alfred knows more about these matters than I do; here’s what he says:
Turns out all that has to be done to get the ‘spam’ designation for a particular blog is to make a complaint to the blogger powers that be. The same applies to having google bury direct links to a particular blogs.
What happens is that one troll may use different emails/IP addresses to build up a series of complaints to which google will respond.
By the way, don’t forget that google owns blogger — and no doubt, they may have synchronized some of this stuff.
Pamela has a much more serious problem than we had: she lost her Google ranking very suddenly, for no apparent reason. See her post on the topic from last night.
So we’re back for now. But it’s important to remember: We are only here for a little while.