I have had a very good and satisfying blog at Blogger for many years. But my work browser slowly became more obsolete and refused to upgrade, while the Google overlords who owned Blogger continued to upgrade their code almost weekly. A few weeks ago, the site became inaccessible from work.
So I decided to just mothball the blog and occasionally post something new from home, but at least all my important thoughts from the past several years would be safe in internet storage. Forever.
Then Google decided to associate an obscure gmail account I was using with my blog. I did not want that association and was no longer using that gmail address, so I deleted it.
Google deleted my entire internet presence. Not just my email address. Everything.
They left me not only blogless, but unable to comment on any blog that required an internet name. And there is lots of shit going on in the world. I can’t afford to be dark right now.
So here I am.