Blogger Goes Down While Rolling Out New Design

Google’s blogging service Blogger is down since yesterday. Blogger announced on its Twitter account that it is going under “scheduled maintenance” but later said that it was “sorting out a few issues”. Google had planned to roll-out a redesign for Blogger but looks like things have gone awry.

Blogger later announced on Twitter that they will not be rolling out the new UI and will continue with its maintenance.

Blogger Twitter Status

The Blogger Team issued a report stating,

We are very sorry that users are unable to publish to Blogger right now. We have rolled back the maintenance release from last night and as a result, posts and comments from all users made after 7:37 am PDT on May 11, 2011 have been removed. Again, we apologize that this happened and our engineers are working hard to return Blogger to normal and restore your posts and comments. We will post a report once this work is complete.

-The Blogger Team

The status blog states that Blogger will be in read-only mode while the team resolves some issues. The team hasn’t explained what the actual cause is.

UPDATE: The Blogger Team says – “To get Blogger back to normal, all posts since 7:37am PDT on Weds, 5/11 have been temporarily removed. We expect everything to be back to normal soon. Sorry for the delay.”

4 thoughts on “Blogger Goes Down While Rolling Out New Design”

  1. Wow, for a multibillion dollar company, this must be extremely embarrassing for them. Gee, I wonder if the folks at CNBC know about the Blogger issue.

  2. And now I am unable to Post o Blogger! Yesterday they switched Blogger to read only mode and then it was back to normal after 1-2 hours. Today, when I logged in, I saw a page saying “Blogger is Currently Unavailable” and they haven’t fixed it yet. What do you think – Were they trying to release the new interface, but something went wrong?

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