Ah, the blog's alive!
So, here I was catching up on and preparing my posts for the day. A few moments later, I decide to resume my work only to find this.
Yes, a sign saying that my blog had been suspended due to a violation of Wordpress' ToS. Obviously I was not very happy when I saw the sign because ever since moving my blog, a good number of my posts contain a large number of photos along with impressions or reviews of products consisting of over 1500 words. Re-sorting those photos back onto Imageshack would have taken an enormous amount of time and I certainly didn't have a backup of my posts.
They could have at least sent out a warning.
Immediately I looked up the service's ToS just to double-check they hadn't made a mistake. There were a few questionable terms but I hadn't really done anything explicit... i.e., my posts do not contain "unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites". I only write about products I have purchased, used or interested in and link to relevant sites that my readers maybe interested in.
I decided to e-mail support for an appeal. Even if they decide to discontinue my blog, maybe I could still recover something. However, being prudent and expecting the worst, I was already thinking about what I should do. The first idea that came to mind was to check how many posts Google still had cached so that I could recover the important write ups.
This morning, relief came in the form of an e-mail. Apparently it was just a "technical glitch".
After this ordeal, I'm even more eager to get my own host and domain name. Then I would have much greater over the files on my website and I don' t have to change the watermark on my images every time I'm moving. I would still deploy Wordpress because it remains my blogging software of choice but, since I can't afford to do so ATM, I will just have to be resourceful.