Unless you were lucky enough to be away from the blogosphere for the past 24 hours, you probably realized that there was something going on. If you tried to leave comments, you got an error message. If you tried to log in to your own blog, you were met with this:
Well, sure. Okay. Let's just visit that Blogger Status to see those additional details, shall we?
Um, what? Not only does that not tell me what is going on, but you've actually removed my posts? How in the world can that be helpful?
Considering the description for this page...
Am I the only one feeling like that isn't exactly accurate? The update doesn't tell me a single detail about the problem or what is being done about it... not to mention that "soon" seems to be a fairly relative term for Blogger. The downtime ended up being more than 20 hours, something that doesn't count as "soon" in my book.
Whatever. The good news is that Blogger is back.
As of right this minute, any drafts that I started in the past few days are gone and the giveaways that were posted yesterday are at least slowly returning (one is back but one is not)... and the comments haven't appeared with them. There are also hundreds of comments missing from all of the other giveaways that are up that are hopefully on their way back soon.
Both Jenna and I are aware that there are comments missing from all of our Celebrating Mom giveaways and we will be holding off on closing the giveaways or picking winners until we are certain that everything is 100% back to normal. Also, if you tried to leave a comment or tweet at all during the time that Blogger was down, please leave them today, they're still completely valid.
In the end, at least Blogger has apologized and is working to get things completed. But... is it enough? I won't ever get the time back and the already too-tight schedule that I keep for blogging has been completely ruined and will take quite a while to recover.
How has it all affected you? If you have a blog on Blogger, are you already planning to switch to a different platform?