And... We're Back

...kind of.

So, if you've been paying any attention to my feed on The Twitter, you are aware that Blogger went down yesterday afternoon.

For nearly 24 hours, I've been seeing a lot of this:

Here is Blogger's update this afternoon:
[D]uring 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.
Okay, okay. I'm satisfied with that -- just a bit perplexed.

I'm a big supporter of Blogger. I've been using the platform to 'host' my site since the beginning in 2007. I've been tempted to self-host and use Wordpress a number of times. But each time that I think about defecting because of a newer, cooler feature in WP -- Blogger always counters with an update that includes shiny new features as well.

Plus, I love the ease and portability. Blogger is never (save for the last 24 hours) down, and it's a free service. No ads. No pop-ups. No fees.

What's not to like?

The only problem now is that I seem to have lost all of my posts from yesterday. Blogger says that they will eventually come back. Only time will tell...