Saturday, May 14, 2011
Blogger and the Great Snaffoo
So, apparently Friday the 13th lived up to its reputation - at least, in the blogosphere. Thankfully, I had the day off from work, and if it wasn't for meeting a friend to help him write his will, and then an odd desire to go pay bills, I would've stayed in.
I do recall the beginning of the outage on Thursday. I had just posted From Inside the Wave when suddenly I was getting a "Blogger is currently unavailable" screen.
I could go to my blog but I couldn't do anything to it. Then Friday I woke up to a text from a friend saying that my blog was gone, and I was freaked. You couldn't tell, but my little heart was beating a mile a minute and there was I stuck in a computerless house.
So it wasn't until about 3 in the afternoon that I finally got to the library and discovered, thankfully, that the blog was indeed still there. I didn't even try to login to Blogger, but went on my merry.
Today, looking closer, I see that some of my labels went wonky (I've fixed that) and all the previous day's comments had been deleted (well my comments in response to your comments) and that two posts that were scheduled to be published on Thursday and actually at least one of them DID indeed post were suddenly in some unpublished but still scheduled limbo (those I deleted sadly).
So hopefully everything is better now, and we can all proceed with our sporting lives.
Personal Lessons Learned from the Blogger Outage