I know you’ve all been wondering why you feel so listless, unsatisfied and downright lethargic these last few weeks. You’ve wondered why colours are less vibrant, booze less boozy, music less musical, boobs less boobacious and tastes less, umm, tasty. Well, don’t worry your pretty little head about it any longer – 1537 is back!
I’ve basically been sorting out my Google issues for the last couple of weeks, ever since they identified me as a ‘diabolical spam merchant’ at the beginning of March I have been fighting my corner, getting things appealed, reviewed, rejected and objected to. It has been, until today, a depressingly Kafka-esque experience dealing with Google, you can’t actually speak to anyone and so most of my problem has centred around trying to work out how and why I have been singled out and struck off their sites index, how can you fix something for someone who won’t tell you precisely what’s wrong? Joseph Heller would have been proud of that one!
I didn’t feel like writing at all, was really rather worried that everything I’d built up here at 1537 was going to waste – the last thing on earth I wanted to do was to set up an alternative blog*, I just wanted this one back, running properly and visible to the adoring masses. But try as I might, it was just like screaming at a wall**. Hell, I was even reduced to reading books, mountain walking, spending time with my kids and, I’m not proud of this one, listening to records without trying to think of something slightly amusing to write about them.
However, thanks totally to a particularly helpful Googlian angel called Ashley, their ‘manual action’ (don’t ask!) was removed and now folks who may for some reason wish to have their lives enhanced by, say, a jokey yet fawning review of King Khan & BBQ Show can do so once more. Ever one to carpe the living shite out of the diem, I have also profoundly changed my layout for the first time since I opened up shop here on WordPress – have a look on a PC, if you don’t mind doing so, to get the full effect, I love it.
Take it away Brian!
646 Down (still).
PS: Spotted by my mum and I in Liverpool:
*1536? 1539? Fifteen3Seven? Cheap Watches and Penis Extensions Here – Good Prices! <- Damn you spam!!
**someone should write a song about it.