My Blog Is NOT Spam

Don’t get me wrong here. This is, currently, not my problem. But it was once, long ago.

I suffered the indignity of solving the Captcha, over and over, for at least a week. And unlike many here, I don’t just write a blog post. I write, and rewrite, and rewrite the rewrite. Then I add a couple links, to other posts, and reverse link those posts to my latest post. So each post, for me, would be a dozen (minimum) publishes, and a dozen (minimum) opportunities for me to solve the damn Captcha.

Then somebody wrote here about the link, which I had looked at each time I solved the Captcha.

My blog is not spam.

DOHH. I clicked on the link. Two more clicks, and I was done. I got a bot reply an hour later, and same day, a final reply.

I logged out of Blogger and back in, and posted a test. No more Captcha.

Unfortunately, not everybody has an easy experience like that. Many people write that they have submitted the request from

My blog is not spam.

at least once, and they are still waiting for service. And to them, I say

Submit it again.

It takes maybe 10 seconds to submit the request.

How long did it take for you to write your latest complaint? How long did it take for you to read this post?

Submit it again. Hourly, if you post that often.

(Edit 10/3): Some folks have reported seeing just a “?”, where the “My blog is not spam” would be. And clicking on the link brings them simply to the Blogger Help documentation. Well, nobody ever successfully accused Blogger of being totally consistent, or insightful. My regrets to you, if that’s what you’re faced with.

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2 Responses to “My Blog Is NOT Spam”

  1. Leo Pusateri Says:

    It took me THREE WEEKS of that nonsense before my CAPTCHA status was removed.

    It was a royal pain!

  2. Chuck Says:

    Nobody will ever accuse BS of being overly responsive, or of being consistent in any way. Their only consistentcy appears to be capriciousness.

    How often did you resubmit the “My blog is not spam” form?

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