Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger is back -- sort of

You might have noticed that several of my posts, including my latest giveaway, have disappeared.  I'm waiting for Blogger to restore them.  If you are wondering exactly what's happening to Blogger, your posts, and my posts, here's what Blogger has written:

"Blogger is back

What a frustrating day. We’re very sorry that you’ve been unable to publish to Blogger for the past 20.5 hours. We’re nearly back to normal — you can publish again, and in the coming hours posts and comments that were temporarily removed should be restored.  Thank you for your patience while we fix this situation.  We use Blogger for our own blogs, so we’ve also felt your pain.

Here’s what happened: during scheduled maintenance work Wednesday night, we experienced some data corruption that impacted Blogger’s behavior. Since then, bloggers and readers may have experienced a variety of anomalies including intermittent outages, disappearing posts, and arriving at unintended blogs or error pages. A small subset of Blogger users (we estimate 0.16%) may have encountered additional problems specific to their accounts. Yesterday we returned Blogger to a pre-maintenance state and placed the service in read-only mode while we worked on restoring all content: that’s why you haven’t been able to publish.  We rolled back to a version of Blogger as of Wednesday May 11th, so your posts since then were temporarily removed. Those are the posts that we’re in the progress of restoring.

Again, we are very sorry for the impact to our authors and readers.  We try hard to ensure Blogger is always available for you to share your thoughts and opinions with the world, and we’ll do our best to prevent this from happening again.

Posted by Eddie Kessler, Tech Lead/Manager, Blogger"


  1. I have created a new blog yesterday and now it says that it does not exist. has it been saved or i have to create it again from zero?

    Thanks in advance,


  2. My post from 12th may also still isn't back... It's sad because on 12. May was my blog's first birthday and I got many nice comments. I made a very special post, changed much on the blog design and now everything is gone... :-(((

  3. All that I lost is back and everything seems fine now. I write my posts in Micro-soft Word and copy and past to Blogger. That way I know I have saved my post on my computer. Thank you for the explaination that I was not aware of.
    Today I posted "FLOOD."

  4. Several of my posts are back. Am still waiting for others and some comments too. I see from Blogger Buzz, that they are still working on the problem all through the weekend.

    Konstantinos: Glad to see you recovered your blog.

    Joe: Congratulations on your blog anniversary. Don't give up. Blogger has a good track record.

    Hazel: That's a good tip for everyone. Like you I save most of my posts on the computer, and use Word Pad so that no HTML coding follows.

  5. Thanks for the update. Funny how we all become so reliant on technology.
    Best Carolyn


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