A Warning from Google+

Earlier today, I received the below e-mail from Google, warning me for doing something wrong. The message contains no details regarding the supposed action determined to be in violation, nor, any means to contact Google to gain any insight in to the issue.


On Mar 8, 2016 20:57, "Google+ team" <noreply-7d514796@plus.google.com> wrote:
Dear Pacific MIST Inc.,
We've determined that your posts may be in violation of our User Content and Conduct Policy.
Spamming, including sending unwanted promotional or commercial content, or engaging in unwanted or mass solicitation, is not permitted.
Continued violation of our policies can lead to the loss of your ability to use some or all features of Google+ and other Google services. Learn more
Sincerely,
The Google+ team


The irony in all of this, is, I abhor SPAM, and pretty much any form of undesired solicitation. I'm more of the mentality that people generally know what they want, and they don't want someone else to try to sell them something. Because of this, I do not engage in these forms of solicitation. 


About a week ago, I began to post new Blogger posts, here, on a daily basis, after several years of sporadic use. All of the content posted by me on this site is original content written by myself. Writing the content, ensuring it is accurate, and well composed, takes a considerable amount of what limited time I have available. While the primary purpose is to provide a quick point of reference for myself, I also enjoy being able to share what I have been able to learn through trial and error, late nights drinking far too much coffee, and regular 80 hour work weeks.


I have exactly one follower on Blogger. He's a gentleman from Florida, who I've had the pleasure of speaking with personally, while aiding him in recovering data. This wasn't a job. It was simply me trying to help someone who needed help. We first met on ExpertsExchange, where I also volunteer my time and expertise as much as possible.


Similarly, on Google+, which is used for Blogger comments, I have exactly zero people, who have circled my Pacific MIST Inc. page. I mention this, not because I am concerned with how many people I have in a Circle, or who Follow my blog. Those things don't' really matter to me. I don't use Twitter, or Instagram. My Facebook friends mainly consist of family, co-workers and people I knew in High School. Truth be told, I wouldn't even have a Facebook account if a friend hadn't created it for me. I mention this only because of the Google+ warning I received. I find it curious, how a Blog with one followers, and a Google+ page, Circled by nobody, could be accused of the actions noted in the e-mail.


Many of you over the years have expressed to me great gratitude for the articles I take the time to post here on Blogger, which is one of the reasons I have recently dedicated myself to regularly adding new content on a consistent basis and improve the quality of this site. It is disheartening to learn that these new found efforts may need to come to a halt temporarily.


Despite having no means to contact Google regarding the warning issued, I will continue to attempt to do so, to clear up any issue. In the mean time, for those who do enjoy the content, and hope to continue to be able to visit PMI Blue Papers, I will begin evaluating at alternative options. While I can not control what actions Google may take against this site, or my account, I will attempt to provide ample notice, should there be any change to the URL/hosting location of this blog site.


Sadly, till this matter is resolved, I will cease posting any new content on Blogger due to the risk that my efforts be in vain, and the site is removed.


If you wish to show your support for the PMI Blue Papers blog site, you can comment on this post, but please to keep all comments respectful and appropriate as usual.