I hosed myself. Twice. I am a double self-hoser!
A couple of months back, I found out that there was a scraper site (http://asianfood.aqimg.com/)stealing the House of Annie's (and several other food blogs') content. With no contact info on the owner, there was little I could do to get them to stop. It wasn't like the other scraper site I dealt with, who was hosted on Blogspot.
But I tried to file a DMCA report anyway, to see if the mighty Google could help.
Unfortunately, I screwed up and told Google that the infringing content was located on the chezannies.blogspot.com domain, while the original content was on the scraper's domain. (Serves me right for not reading the form carefully.) When I realized my mistake, I sent an email to Google notifying them of my error. I also filed a corrected DMCA form. Then I hoped for the best.
Today, Google informed me that they had taken down the reported content...ON THE HOUSE OF ANNIE SITE. And then in a separate email they informed me that I can file a counter claim to get the content added back.
Say it with me: AAAAUUUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!!
I sent an email back to Google, saying I made a mistake and could they please reinstate my posts. Thankfully, they read the email and replied, saying I could take the posts out of Draft and republish them. Whew!
But then in my haste to get everything back online, I published all those posts without making sure they went back at the correct date. So that was why for about an hour, it looked like I had published about 20 posts today. And why a bunch of them got sent to you RSS readers.
I frantically went back and corrected the dates. I think everything is back to normal, and hopefully there was minimum confusion to those of you out there in RSS land.
To our dear readers: Sorry about that.
To the scraper site: I hate you.
To Google: It was my bad for not reading the form properly. Thanks for doing what I asked, twice.
To self: Get off BlogSpot, you hoser!