I got home from work just now and found several emails from friends asking if I had deleted my blog.
I clicked on my bookmark to check. Yep, blog no longer available.
So I logged onto Blogger to try to access it from there, and was told that my blog had been deleted. But wait - if your blog has mysteriously disappeared, there's help available.
The 'help' was a message that there had been unusual activity on my blog, and Google just needed my mobile number so they could send me a text that would 'verify' me.
Okay. That sounds like extortion to me. "Give us your phone number and we'll give you your blog back".
Now, both Google and Yahoo have been trying forever to get me to 'add my mobile number' to my account. (Oh so many benefits would be mine if I did so. Benefits that don't interest me in the slightest, but they just don't get that.)
But I don't want them to have my number. The only ones who have my number are my employers and my family. Even my friends don't have my number. My number is MY number.
So, I had to weigh my options. Give them the number or lose 4+ years of work. You can see by the fact that I'm posting (and that you can see it) that I caved in.
But I am seriously seriously pissed.