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Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Missing Posts, Status Updates

The posts that were published yesterday are no longer up due to technical difficulties blogger had with their recent maintenance.

Blogger status updates assure us that those missing posts will be restored.

Blogger also has a Twitter feed available and their latest update can also be found at Blogger Buzz.

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

Note from Wake up America- Blogger is a free service and while it is beyond frustrating to not be able to blog and to find posts missing until restoration, especially for those of us that blog almost every day, the continuous updates on status and the round-the-clock efforts by the Blogger staff should be appreciated and acknowledged.

So, Thank you Blogger for getting us back up and running.