Saturday, May 14, 2011

And That's What Happens in the Cloud

blogger.com logoImage by Colin ZHU via FlickrI was frustrated yesterday. Following my usual morning routine I logged on to Blogger and found that my new posts hadn't appeared. To make matters worse, I couldn't read any of my favorite blogs either.

Checking blogger status, I saw that they were having an outage. They had removed posts from Wednesday forward, and everything would be restored soon. Phew!

Well, almost...

As the afternoon went on I found my blog restored -- incorrectly. One post was completely missing and another that was a work in progress for next week had been published prematurely. Yikes!

So I went about fixing things -- deleting and adding back what was lost. What I couldn't restore were comments. And I realized that this is what happens when you rely on cloud services. It's hard to complain, after all they are free.

Nevertheless, I apologize for any confusion, and the extra mailings for e-mail subscribers. Feel free to add your comments back to this week's posts.

6 comments:

Liza said...

Yes, I timed my return to Blogger just in time to lose my post, and now regain it, minus the comments. To your point, frustrating yes, but free. And, these hiccups are pretty rare, thank goodness. Happy weekend.

Steve in POK said...

Unable to comment without being snarky .....so I won't. (not do you dear C, the service.)

Carol Kilgore said...

As of yesterday morning, I was still missing some comments on Wednesday's post. I don't know about further back. I didn't check today. I lost a link, and replaced it. But I'm only now catching up. Hope that's the worst we have to go through.

Colette said...

Carol, I don't think we'll ever get the comments back.

Dave E said...

Good job this is not a bank then huh! I wouldn't mind losing those withdrawals, not so keen on losing the deposits though.

Liz Fichera said...

Had some of the same frustrations! A few of my other writer friends tell me WordPress is better? Not sure. Anyway, I keep reminding myself that Blogger is "Free."