13 May 2011

b****y blogger or is this Friday 13th nightmare ???

I cannot believe the loss of my long awaited publication about the completion of 1000 birds project! As you may know by now, Blogger had a huge trouble worldwide today and has removed my post published on 12th May, INCLUDING all of your 22 kind comments! (I haven’t even read them all!!!) They say it will be restored and it seems to be happening to some people, but I am not one of them. Mine has still disappeared from the publication window, which they put back to an older version before the final post. I really do hope they will do the good job to return my precious post including your voices asap! (patience is a virtue, I know!)
This is what they said today........  (s i g h) xm

May 13, 2011
Blogger is back (NOT!)
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. Grrrr, most frustraing today! Makiko - there is a link to your lovely little film on my blog (www.sergeandtweed.blogspot.com)which I posted on Wednesday. I hope that is still OK? All is not lost!
    Great film x

  2. Thank you K (Murgatroyd), you are the first person who made me smile for the last hour! Have a lovely weekend :) xm

  3. I also posted your lovely film on You Tube to my Facebook. Hope you eventually get it back :-)

  4. Hi Maki, Blogger did the same to my blog... grr...
    But, Kenji found a copy of my original post in his Google reader (it was still there after 48 hrs). Hence I could republish my lost text and image.
    Any chance that one of your readers could help you out with this? Good luck!

  5. Maki, I'm so sorry this happened to you at the completion of such a HUGE undertaking like yours. It's completely unfair and plainly STINKS!

    I haven't backed up my blog in months. It lingers in the back of my brain and I never get to it. This reminds me that our hard work could disappear in a worst case scenario. UGH.

    Best wishes from germany, tj