WE LOVE POPPY Q DAY!
We Funny Farmer Felines did an interview with Poppy Q last Friday, the same day she posted she'd been told she had to buy more more photo storage for her blog.
In a strange coincidence, quite a number of bloggers seem to have run out of storage at the same time. We've posted on this a number of times in the past and even wrote a "tutorial" on how to lower your storage usage. A Blip On the Radar and Miss Peach are just two of the others who have been caught in the Picasa storage trap. So we again warn you to check your Picasa storage and if you don't know how, read our "tutorial" post on it - .Vibrating Dogs and Picasa.
We sent Poppy's mom the link to our Picasa "tutorial" but when she tried to get into Picasa, she could not enter without signing up for Google+. Why this happened to her when others have been able to log into their Picasa account without being forced to sign up is beyond us. She didn't want to create a profile for Google+, as many of us don't, and it is just plain wrong to bully folks into joining!
Sadly, her mom typed in Poppy's birthdate and since she is 6, the entire Google account was deleted. That's why you can't find Poppy's blog online.
Google wants copies of personal ID and way too much personal information to get the blog restored, so her mom will be making a decision in the next few days as to whether to continue blogging and if so, where.. Poppy was among our first blogging friends - possibly even our first. We hate that this is happening to her and her mom and we want them to know we support them. And miss them.
Losing several years worth of work and photos in a heartbeat is crushing. Julie takes great photos of Poppy and makes a quiet, simple life interesting to read.. Today we would like to let our friends know we love and support them. We hope they will return, if not to Blogger, perhaps using another means.
So we proclaim today We Love Poppy Q Day! At least on our blog. (You're welcome to use the graphic we made for the interview if you'd like to join.)
Tuesday Update: Poppy Q's blog has been offline since Saturday night (our time) but her blog is back online today. She still can't get rid of the Google+ signup, but she is back!