In what appears to be an unprecedented twist of events, Google around midnight Friday restored popular blog, Linda Ikeji’s Blog on its blogging platform, Blogger.
The news hit Twitter via an announcement by Linda Ikeji.
“And Google restores lindaikeji.blogspot.com. I hear it’s a record. Normally it takes weeks or months to restore a deleted blog. But not LIB,” she tweeted six minutes after midnight.
In a follow up tweets, she explained that Google had restored the blog after verifying that the allegations of plagiarism were “bogus and deliberate sabotage.”
On Thursday night, a few hours before announcing the restoration of her blogger site, Ms. Ikeji had directed readers to her new site, lindaikejionline.com.
The blog was shut down on Wednesday.
Immediately her announcement hit Twitter, goodwill comments from fans and well wishers could be seen pouring out on the blogger, commending her dogged spirit and wishing her well for the future.
Restructuring Linda Ikeji Blog
Meanwhile, the blogger posted on her blog Friday morning her desire to change the way she has run her business over the years. In an attempt to restructure her way of doing things, she is recruiting new hands. Her post reads:
“Okay, I’m finally going to be recruiting staff for LIB. I’m really proud that I did this alone & brought myself to number one in Nigeria..really proud! With, of course, the help of loyal LIB readers. I am grateful to you guys. But now it’s time to expand. Get reporters and photojournalists to work for LIB, so I can get more exclusive content. This experience has really jolted me. Lol.
“So if you’re a reporter or even someone passionate about news creporting or you think you can source for news for LIB, then please send an email to email@example.com. Please don’t send to me, I’m very bad at replying emails. lol. I get so many, it’s hard to read everything. And some even go to junk and spam that I never get to see. OK, so contact us. Let’s do this!
“Also, let me officially apologize to everyone who has sent me a mail that I never replied. There are thousands of you I know and I’m truly sorry. When you blog alone, it’s almost impossible to pay attention to much else. So forgive me!”
Contributing Sources: Linda Ikeji Blog, Premium Times