Update 2:Though, I am no longer pissed, I am disappointed. This platform (Blogger) is run by, arguably the number one Web services company in the world, and this upgrade glitch was not handled well. The posts are back up, but not everything has been restored. Bob at Striking Thoughts and I just exchanged an email that made me go check for some comments, and they are missing. If you have commented in the past week or so, please repost them, if you like. Much appreciated, and sorry for the inconvenience.
Update 1:Calming down a little. This is via Google’s Blogger Buzz blog, and sort of explains it:
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.