I owe a big thank you to one of my readers of my Photography by KML blog.
I was having big issues, and I didn't even know it.
It seems that my blog was giving malware warnings to anyone who tried to view it.
It had been doing this for a few days.
What a good way to loose readers and traffic and put my reputation in a ditch.
Doug, over at Doug's Missoula Lifestyle Montana Living blog, contacted me to let me know what was going on.
And am I ever thankful that he did - I would never want to pass any computer problems on to anyone, and that warning certainly looked like I was a scary place to visit.
My photo blog is almost four years old, and I had some pretty old links on there to other blogs and directories.
I was pretty diligent about keeping up with the housekeeping of the old blogs, but I never gave a thought to the directories.
The bad link was to a photo directory that either went defunct or was corrupted by hackers.
Their website had that warning, but when my blog website was opened in a browser, it was also given a warning, because of my link to it.
Guilty by association - I learned a good lesson.
Check ALL the external links on a regular basis - it could come and bite you in the behind if you don't.