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Well, I didn't even realize it until I saw that a few new people had left comments on the post below, but this site is back up and running. After 4 weeks of having my blog "under review" Blogger did absolutely nothing and let me have it again apparently. My instincts tell me that the people who are pushing for me to be the "Worst Blog of All-Time" (90 or so to date) are the same ones who "flagged" my blog and put it under review.

Before all this happened, I was planning a big comeback. I even did a guest appearance on Dr. Blogstein's radio show to talk about it. Now that I have access again though, I am not sure what to do. In the past 6 weeks I have began other internet ventures and have been quite enjoying them. Though I'd be hard pressed to equal the success that I had here during my hey-day, the sites are performing well for their early stages.

Again, if I begin operating this site again, I want to go all out. I'd like to set up a database for easy link submission and maybe find a CGI or Perl script to automatically check link exchanges. Problem is, I don't know how to do any of these things off hand. But I've seen it done on other sites, so I know it is possible.

I'd like to hear what some people that happen by this site think about it. Do you miss having your daily dose of bestest or do you say "good riddance to bad rubbish?"
posted by Bobby Griffin @ 9:51 AM   [-]
  • At 12:05 PM, Blogger Dr. Blogstein said…

    In words of The Jackson 5: "I Want You Back"

  • At 5:03 PM, Blogger Peg said…

    Ditto the Doc!!

    Bobby, I like this site, and I'll say it again--some of the best bloggers (and blogs) I've met in my short time blogging have been through you...

    And I for one, would love to hear more about what you've learned! And how the move is going/went and how things are in general...

  • At 5:20 PM, Blogger Pickled Eel said…

    Welcome back - stick with it.

  • At 5:37 PM, Blogger msquared said…

    yea stick with it, I missed checking in on the site daily when it was under review.

  • At 8:30 PM, Blogger R2K said…

    Its all bullshit man. It is quite possible that part of their review process (other than being flagged by dickheads) is that you have competition for them in the form of your random blog button. I think they should hire you lol...

    Anyway welcome back, glad to have you back. Many people might hate on you, but I think that is a reflection on just how well you have done. I hope they hate me too some day :) It will mean I made it!

  • At 9:55 AM, Blogger CoralPoetry said…


    At least it made R2K say something other than ':)' which is a first in his blogging career.

    I'm also fed up with blogger's error codes, Google 404 page on login which has never happened before, and the multifarious jiggling with my settings, such as changing my age (doubling it) to 250. Also had reports that people cannot penetrate the word verification, so I've had to disable it, thereby letting in countless trolls, not that there's much wrong with trolls, but I prefer the intelligent type. Yes, I AM a snob.


    Your WV refused entry also. Third attempt...

  • At 2:19 PM, Blogger Turnbaby said…

    I've been wanting to tell you hat i get the majority of my hits from random blog

  • At 3:39 PM, Blogger Heather in Beautiful BC said…

    Hey Bobby, this was such a nice surprise to get your email today!!!

    I noticed an increase in hits in the last few days through your site!

    Hurray - I'm glad you are back and when I know you're sticking around for a while I'll be increasing my contribution to get back up the list :) Keep on keepin on!

  • At 3:49 PM, Blogger Todd said…

    Hooray! Welcome back!

  • At 4:57 PM, Blogger Kevin said…

    I'm glad you're back as well. I've found plenty of decent blogs through this site. I think it's great.

  • At 2:50 PM, Blogger Starrlight said…

    I'm your girl if you need guest reviewer again. I still have a few folks in mind and I liked the daily bestest.

  • At 2:51 PM, Blogger PoEt said…

    do what you wanted to a while back, open it up to some guests to post if you cant go 100%. many would jump at the chance

    welcome back

  • At 10:05 PM, Blogger Lexa Roséan said…

    Hey Bobby
    it's good to see you back and I will add your links again. It would have been great if you had sent a mass email or something letting us know to hang in there. I did get an email from you asking me to check out Stumble Upon. At any rate, I'm sure you've been super busy and so have I. I see that my blogs are still up on your premi panel so I'll be adding your link back to all my blogs. I look forward to more great stuff from you.

  • At 7:35 AM, Blogger Last Minute Lyn said…

    Glad your back.

    Somehow the random blog button disappeared off my blog and i really missed it.

    Now that your bag I can random blog again :)

  • At 9:33 AM, Blogger Meloncutter said…

    Hey Y'all.

    Let me know what you will be doing. I have kept your link up but moved it down out of the way until blogger decided what to do. I will move it back up now that you are back up and running.

    Later Y'all

  • At 1:56 PM, Blogger FRIGGA said…

    I had just started coming around when all that trouble started. I really like the idea of this blog and was about to ask you if we could do a link exchange. I keep checking back in hopes that you will get things together over here. If you ever do start over on your link exchanges post it so I'll know! Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

  • At 4:53 PM, Blogger The Beach Bum said…

    Earlier today I posted a comment, it is not here! Why?

  • At 7:01 PM, Blogger Woozie said…

    ^ Because George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People.

    It's nice to see the Bestest unflagged again...it'd be neat to see it come back.

  • At 10:04 PM, Blogger Dr. A said…

    Dude, there's too much baggage over here. Just pick up and move on.....

    What? Just kidding. Of course a lot of us would like you and this blog make a successful comeback.

    However, I do agree with you that if you don't have the time or energy to produce a high quality product, then maybe you should concentrate on your other projects.

    As far as technical support, I have no idea what CGI or Perl script is, but you've gathered quite a network over here and I'm sure there is someone out there who can advise you of what you're looking for.

    Good luck in your decision making process.

  • At 8:23 AM, Blogger whenn said…

    I'm glad you're back. I removed your link from my site when I thought you weren't coming back, but now that you're here, I'll be adding you again immediately! :) Hope I'm still on your list too :)

  • At 11:24 AM, Blogger Daniel Thompson said…

    Welcome back! I replaced your links.

  • At 2:37 PM, Blogger Carissa said…

    Thanks for commenting on carissa-ann.blogspot.com. I'll link to your site if you link to mine ... I think it's great...you are pretty cynical, and I LOVE that!

    We may have to compete for Best Blog title ;)

  • At 5:41 AM, Blogger Goncalo Veiga said…

    Hi there Bobby!

    Well, I was surprised as well that your blog was "under review". I came here to check up on new stuff and was surprised that it was still off. I'm glad you're back. :)

    Well, on the "Worst Blog of All-Time", may I suggest Oscar Wilde's words in his book, The Portrait of Dorian Gray: "I don't care that people speak bad things about me, since they speak about me."

    I would do one suggestion though: improve the blog's template. Change the visual presentation, colors, get more blogs reviewed.

    Again, it's good to have you back!

  • At 6:34 AM, Blogger Surviving Motherhood said…

    nice to see you back. It would be good to see this site up and running again but it's up to you and how it fits in with your life - don't let it start running your life for you!

    I think after all the shit you've been getting recently nobody would blame you if you did decide to give it up and move on.

    Here's hoping you give one more go.

  • At 7:52 AM, Blogger Annie said…

    i liked bestest blog when there were reviews of blogs. but i wasn't such a fan of the intense PPP-ing... i guess you'll really know what to do if you give it your best shot and people respond positively. if then don't, then maybe your time in the sun has passed.
    ultimately, do what makes you happy.

  • At 6:21 AM, Blogger alphawoman said…

    Welcome back!! I just stumbled back here and ta-da!!!! You're back. I for one missed the site and am relieved to see that the whole "under investigation" crap is behind you. Hurray!!

  • At 4:58 PM, Blogger Annelisa said…

    Missed having you around, Bobby, and it's good to have you back - it would be great if you stayed back!

    I don't come by every day, but I do like to drop by and read your reviews every now and then, and the extra traffic never hurt, either :-)

    I was wondering why it had all gone quiet, but I've had so much going on, I didn't have time to check until now.... So, what else are ya up to?

  • At 5:20 PM, Blogger Annelisa said…

    oh, btw, I think what was said above, that you probably got flagged because you are competition is most likely true! A comment was left a while back on my blog, when I mentioned yours as one of the best blogs (seeing as I still visit :-) from someone I happen to know is into his own link exchange... I thought it unnecessary! And I definately think it was blog-envy :-S

  • At 1:31 AM, Blogger that frolicsome kid said…

    Hey Bobby, it's great to see you come back! =) I was surprised to find out that your blog had been put under review by Blogger and with all the drama that was going in, I was very confused and lost. I wondered when you would come back and if you ever will, but then, you have! =D

    Anyway, a big WELCOME BACK!

    Hats off to you for trying to improve on this site and trying to piece things together. I just want to say good luck!

  • At 6:48 AM, Blogger Archit T said…

    Welcome Back Bobby!

  • At 10:39 AM, Blogger Rajiv Narula said…

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  • At 1:01 AM, Blogger Mike S said…

    Welcome back. I wasn't all up on what was going on, but had faith you'd be back so I left the link up. Seems to me somebody was a mite envious of your success.

  • At 9:08 AM, Blogger Akelamalu said…

    I'd be quite happy to put your link up again if I'm on your random blog button. I'd only just started reading yours when it all went pear shaped.

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