My blog has now been reinstated in full. You can see it here: https://blog.ToothyGrinsStore.com.
For those who cannot see that URL , just copy and paste: blog.toothygrinsstore.com into your browser.
For those who are interested, this is what it took to get my blogger blog back.
First of all, you have to realize that google / blogger is nothing more than a machine. It often does not tell you the truth.
It told me repeatedly that my blog would be reviewed in 24 to 48 hours. However it took about 7 weeks for anything to happen.
To complicate matters, every seven days my request for a review would expire and it would be replaced with a note that basically said: If you don’t request a review within 21 days your blog will be permanently deleted. That would have been a total disaster.
If I had not been checking back repeatedly, it would not have ended well. As it was, I discovered that I must reset the request about every 7 days. I would get the same message every time. It kept telling me my blog would be reviewed in 24 to 48 hours. It’s just a machine and doesn’t know whether what it tells you is accurate or not. Or perhaps whoever set it up that way, didn’t really care what the message said.
Things were looking pretty dismal. Then about 7 weeks afterwards, I received this message from google:
Hello, We have received your appeal regarding your blog https://blog.toothygrinsstore.com/. Upon further review we have determined that your blog was mistakenly marked as a TOS violator by our automated system and, as such, we have reinstated your blog. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused in the meantime and thank you for your patience as we completed our review process. Thank you for understanding. Sincerely, The Blogger Team
Well, that’s a relief. On the other hand: It is disturbing that this happened in the first place.
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