I will be discontionuing use of WordPress.com due to a recent account suspension from violating the Terms of Service. Obviously, I was pretty unhappy about that and didn’t understand why. I was doing daily author promo posts, but apparently that’s a no no with WP. So while my page was on suspension, I was looking for other options and decided to purchase my own domain and use a different company to host my website.
WP did get back to me about my account stating,
“Your site was mistakenly flagged by our automated anti-spam controls. We have reviewed your site and have removed the suspension notice.
If you continue to see the warning messages, please be sure to clear your browser’s cache and, if necessary, restart the browser.”
I never received warning messages! It happened WITHOUT these so called warnings. If your controls flagged by account, I imagine it will happen again without warning.
I did reach out to a blogger group and they all gave great suggestions. Some did say WP did the same to them, got it reinstated, but it happened again, so they switched to a different blogging platform. I can only assume that WP will suspend my account again in the future and don’t want to deal with that headache. I do daily posts and trying to support indie authors with free promos and doing book giveaways from my personal collection. It takes away from the authors and my audience and come on…FOMO!
As I mentioned above, I bought a domain name and found a website host. I’m able to transfer all of my info on here to a temporary domain with my new host until my new domain is active, which takes a few days. Until then, I will no longer be posting on WP unless it’s an update about my new domain. I hope you will follow me on my new website once it’s live!
Thanks for reading! ❤ WBW