Bourbon Cowboy

The adventures of an urbane bar-hopping transplant to New York.

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I'm a storyteller in the New York area who is a regular on NPR's "This American Life" and at shows around the city. Moved to New York in 2006 and am working on selling a memoir of my years as a greeting card writer, and (as a personal, noncommercial obsession) a nonfiction book called "How to Love God Without Being a Jerk." My agent is Adam Chromy at Artists and Artisans. If you came here after hearing about my book on "This American Life" and Googling my name, the "How to Love God" book itself isn't in print yet, and may not even see print in its current form (I'm focusing on humorous memoir), but here's a sample I've posted in case you're curious anyway: Sample How To Love God Introduction, Pt. 1 of 3. Or just look through the archives for September 18, 2007.) The book you should be expecting is the greeting card book, about which more information is pending. Keep checking back!

Friday, August 01, 2008

About Last Night...

I was actually unable to post for 24 hours because right around noon on the 31st, I got a note from Blogger that said, "Our systems have flagged your site as a possible spamblog.  If you are a human and are reading this, send us a request.  We will not restore rights to your site until we can scan your blog personally, and if you don't reply your blog will be deleted in 20 days."  

I'm obiously not a spamblog (and by the way, add an r in there--Spamblorg--and you've got a pretty neat name for some villain in a fantasy trilogy), but it's been killing me ever since: what the hell could I possibly have done to get a robot's attention?  I don't talk about Viagra THAT much, and when I do, everything is spelled perfectly.  

At any rate, I'm back.  But I'll happily accept any suggestions any of you may have that might help keep me off some spam-hunter's radar.  As so often happens in real life, my actual innocence has availed me nothing.

2 Comments:

Blogger Laura Toepfer said...

Maybe it's me. This has happened on a couple of the blogs I frequent most often. Is it an X-men thing, that I cause blogs to be turned into spam? Not a great superpower, I have to say.

8/02/2008 12:06 PM  
Blogger Jason Rohrblogger said...

I don't know about SPAM, but I hit the "report inappropriate content" button after every post.

8/02/2008 4:09 PM  

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