Many in my WordPress community know about a wonderful writer and blogger named Kevin Brennan. His blog can (usually) be found at http://kevinbrennanbooks.wordpress.com/. Unfortunately, if you click on that link, you will get this (sorry about the lousy resolution):
Kevin doesn’t know why WP has suspended his site. I don’t know why. I read and re-read the Terms of Service. Regarding suspended blogs, WP offers this cheery message: “We take our Terms of Service very seriously and act on each and every feedback we receive in order to investigate potential breaches. Our terms are enforced on a daily basis, as we want WordPress.com to be a pleasant and safe environment for all of our valued users.” Yes, I understand “pleasant and safe” is important to all of us. But to just suspend someone without word, in effect, assuming that blogger is guilty until proven innocent, seems just a tad unfair.
This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of such a thing happening. But I don’t have any answers as to why it happens or what to do about it. Has this happened to any of you who happen to be reading this post? If so, what did you do about it? How do you avoid it?
I am making this post out of pure selfishness. I miss Kevin’s blog. If you have any insights or suggestions, please comment. Thanks 🙂
PS And, yeah, I’m listing a few “Related articles” related to Kevin’s blog so that, once it comes back, you can enjoy them 🙂