For a while, this domain (arthurthefourth.com) redirected to my Myspace page. Google was cool with that, and was nice enough to save my Myspace page in its cache. Then I put the site back up for real, but it was more of a "personal" blog, so I disallowed the whole site in my robots.txt file. Google said it was OK with that, but I got the feeling it was more hurt than it let on.
So a few weeks ago, when I put the site up for real, and asked Google to come back into my life, well, it wasn't so obliging.
Listen, Google, I was wrong. All that Myspace foolishness? That wasn't me. I've changed, and I want you to be with me - the real me. I don't believe you...people don't change....you'll always just be another Myspacer to me.... But...but... And then you just cut me off? You DISALLOWED me?! Google...please...people are looking.... No! You had your chance, and you blew it. We're through!
Please, Google, I'm sorry. I never realized how much you meant to me until you were gone. We had such good times together. I need you back in my life.
Maybe we could start over? Forget all the bad stuff that happened between us, all the caches and links and redirects? Just remove it all from your index? Think about how great it could be.
Well, I guess all I can do is ask. I can see you're not ready to take me back yet, but I'm hoping maybe you will be someday.
Preferably within 90 days.
[Update 4/29: I'm an idiot. It was a setting in Wordpress all along. I'm hoping all will be well by week's end. -A]