Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay, October, 2015. That's Scout in the arena.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Got RID of a blog on my blog roll and how to do this

I had 184 blogs on my blog roll this morning and, unfortunately, one was...er... "X" rated.  I have NO idea how it snuck in there.  Something about Bluffa Daily Movie.  There used to be a blog "Bluff Area Daily", which was closed (I believe), and for weeks now I've reported it, I've reported it as SPAM, I've reported it as UNWANTED, I reported its adult content...nothing happened from Google Blogger.  There it was AGAIN this morning (DAMN IT!)  I really DO NOT want to see its content or have it appear on my blog roll list.

So, I found an article which said to go through EVERY blog and check them and delete the one that it is attaching to.  Apparently it was embedded in a blog (somewhere).  I don't know...I deleted over 25 blogs this morning.  And, suddenly, POOF, it wasn't showing up in my blog feed any more!  YIPPIE!

So, like I said, I deleted 25 blogs.  No, I didn't look at every single one of them.  I deleted ones that I didn't recognize by their name.  I still have a LOT of blogs that I follow and I'm going to go through them again later and delete more of them.  I hope I didn't accidently delete yours...If I did, please let me know.

Here's the link to the advice I got (in case you need it, too):
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/blogger/bqiw-QDCDPk


It DOES appear that the problem is solved (for now).

I sure hope you don't have this problem.  It was a real pain...

P.S.  Okay...after dumping about 30 blogs, this one HAS disappeared.  I don't know which blog it had attached itself to, as I didn't check each and every blog.  These were blogs that hadn't been updated in over a year (or more).  Phew.  I see now that a couple of other bloggers have had this same problem...

6 comments:

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Interesting. I've had blogs I haven't subscribed to magically appear in my blog roll before, but then they eventually go away. I'll keep this in mind next time it happens.

Cheryl Ann said...

Nuzz, that's what happened in my case. I NEVER even knew about this blog, never visited it, never subscribed to it. Apparently what these people do is to embed themselves in a LEGITIMATE blog that you are following and then somehow "worm" their way into your blog roll. I have 127 blogs now and I'm going to keep deleting those that I don't often visit and get it down to a manageable number!!!

Cheryl Ann said...

This one would NOT go away!

DesertHen said...

This happened to me as well. I found the culprit blog and it turned out to be one of my favorite cooking blogs no less! Had to delete it, but reported it to the blogger as well so they could take care of it on their end too.

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for this. I have had to delete a few blogs, one because something in them was affecting mine. Once I got rid of them, end of problem. BUT, filed the information somewhere and have no idea where or how to do it again. But now I do thanks to you :)

Katharine Swan said...

I have had to delete blogs before too. I think sometimes when a blogspot domain isn't used for a long time, a hacker or a spammer gets into it and starts posting stuff. I've had that happen to a few now-defunct blogs that I used to follow, and just had never taken them off my list when they stopped posting.