Attention Fellow Bloggers: A Nifty Idea!

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Crap! Why didn’t I think of this before?

As you all know, my blog was unjustly flagged back in May as the lords of Automattic accused me of bot-like behavior for (in their terms not mine) “over-engagement.” As a result, I was and still am prevented from following and liking new blogs and blogposts that I like. Even worse, I can’t even follow the new blogger friends who have followed me since May 31st.

It’s part of the reason why I haven’t been reading many blogs since because, to be honest with you all, the flagging has really taken the wind out of my sails. Because I thought that reciprocation was key.

Also, what hurt the most was that I actually enjoyed making new friends here. I enjoyed cutting up with you. I cried with some of you, laughed with you. And I learned so much from you! The engagement was what I enjoyed most, not just the writing.

However, an idea came to me not long ago! πŸ’‘

That blessing on my sidebar- the blogroll!

Therefore, those of you who have followed me since the flag, know that I’m truly sorry that I can’t reciprocate, although I want to so badly.

Now, here’s the upside! It’s true that I can’t follow your blogs via the follow-button on your page. If I can’t do that, then, perhaps, I can follow you another way, I can put you on my Blogroll!

So, today, I will be busy entering the links and names to each of your sites to the blogroll. It may take a while, but I’ll get all you new followers in!

To all my blog-buddies, I can’t thank you enough for your readership, and most of all, your patience. Sending lots of love and hugs to each of you!

With all my heart,


0 thoughts on “Attention Fellow Bloggers: A Nifty Idea!

  1. The Norty Borderline says:

    When will they remove the flag or will it continue that way for you? If it is going to continue, I’d be contacting WordPress as that sounds as though it would be so annoying!! Hope you have had a blessed day lady! x

    • cheriewhite says:

      Thank you so much, dear. I already have and got the same response. They told me that they wouldn’t remove the flag and didn’t give me a time limit. I’m still talking to my brother about helping me go self-hosted. He’s been so busy with his job and family but I have no doubt he’ll get to it. I’ll let you know when the new site is up and I’ll have him redirect all followers to the new site.

  2. WebbBlogs says:

    I follow and read all your posts, how did I miss the one when you mentioned you got flagged? So sorry this happened to you Cherie. By the way, what is a blogroll? πŸ€”πŸ€”

  3. Anonymous says:

    WHAT? Is there more than one Norbert on the Internet?? 😯

    What about RSS feed readers — I bet they still exist, or maybe I have copies of the software somewhere.

    πŸ™‚ Norbert

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like a good idea. I admit that I do find it a little frustrating to have to scroll through your posts to see if you have responded to my comments. Hopefully, this will work for you.

    • cheriewhite says:

      My apologies. It is one of the most frustrating things of blogging because I’ve experienced it with a few others. I’ll keep bugging tech support until they can fix that.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Great idea with putting everybody on your blogroll! That’s what I’ve been doing ever sincce I started blogging in 2007, and also after my forced move to WordPress in 2012. That way you’re sure to be up-to-date with everybody πŸ™‚

    I for one really do miss your visits… Out of curiousity, how you get the gist of what I write about? Do you use the auto-translate function for that?

    Don’t ever give up on blogging, please πŸ™‚

    • cheriewhite says:

      Thank you so much! You don’t know how much this means! πŸ’– I use Google translate. It’s the only way I’m able to read what you post. And I don’t plan on ever stopping blogging. 😊 BTW, you’re showing up in my comments as “Anonymous.” So, I’m having trouble figuring out who you are.

  6. Zeal says:

    Thank you Cherie. I noticed it when I could no longer see your blog on my list of followed blogs. I was only able to view via chrome through my mail

    • cheriewhite says:

      You’re so welcome, Zeal. And I’m so sorry you have to go through all that rigmarole to read this. I guess I’m now being shadowbanned from other’s notifications and follow lists. It’s sad really. These people are getting pretty vicious with this flag thing.

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