Okay, I made a blog about a month ago. Everything on my blog is original content, as all my posts were written by me. I didn't copy anyone's content or anything like that. Everything was going great. I was ranking in the top 25 for almost every keyword that I used in my articles. I was publishing about 1 or 2 quality posts per day, however last week I had been busy with real life job interviews and things like that so I did not have time to post anything new. My blog went 7 days without fresh content, and yesterday I published the first new post after 7 days of no posting. The next day, I check my rankings for keywords and everything went horrible. I'm not even in the top 100 anymore for even key phrases. I'm not sure if my site was penalized or what? I do not think that I have done anything to receive any type of penalization. The only thing I did was order 100 directory listing backlinks from SmartSubmit (which is advertised here on BHW, so I think they are safe and good way of getting backlinks) What could I have been penalized for?