Friday, May 13, 2011

This is a test

This is a test to see if Google Blogger... Blogs are at least partically functioning again

1400 EDT Offical Word.. from Mt Google

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

He might think it's been frustrating, from what I understand Wrd Press thinks it's the best day Blogger ever had.

To give you some idea of the scope of the outage.. this is from the Google blog titled  "Blogger is turning Ten" published in June 2009

Every minute of every day, 270,000 words are written on Blogger
Millions of people worldwide use Blogger to publish to their blog each week

Almost two thirds of Blogger's traffic comes from outside North America (What's the #2 country after the U.S.? Brazil, followed by Turkey, Spain, Canada, and the U.K.)

That's 15.000,000 words every hours and while they didn't say how many websites they have..  They indicate millions of sites..

That means this dwarfs Homeland Security's Accident back in Febuary...They only managed to take out 84,ooo sites with their mistake..

More updates as we see them.  Bee Sting had something to say about her website Real Americans getting caught up in this

More as it becomes avaliable


28 hours after thay vanished, the missing blogs have been returned, minus comments.



  1. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! even the comments, at least for now..

    As of this moment anything published between Wednesday and now is Still MIA

  2. Thank you Grumpy for this useful information! I need to share it on my blog ... :) (your work, my pleasure .. HA HA HA!)


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