Blogger Apologizes for Recent Outages

Posted on October 27, 2006

The Blogger Buzz blog has written a novel in response to the ongoing outage problems at Blogger.

It was a dark and stormy night. The air was quiet. Too quiet. Yet stormy. Suddenly, a beep rang out from a bedside pager. The engineer woke up, grabbing a soda to sharpen his senses. Blogger was down. He needed to bring it back up.
Blogger Buzz's novel post also apologizes for the outages over the past week.
You need to look no further than our status blog or perhaps your own experiences to know that Blogger had a significant number of unplanned outages this last week (forgive me my euphemisms?) and a handful of planned ones to clean up from the unplanned ones. It's been a Murphyesque cavalcade of power failures, fileserver trouble, and wonky network hardware, and I hope you'll believe me when I say that the Blogger staff is even more sick of it than you are.

First up, our apologies. We really regret these outages, which were a nuisance (or worse) to you. The past week's performance was not representative of the kind of service we want to provide for you.

Blogger has had many troubles recently. In addition to outages they have had strange posts appear on Blogger Buzz. Articles on Search Engine Watch and PC World have listed some of Blogger's recent troubles.

The good news for users of the Blogger software is that they are replacing bad hardware, increasing monitoring and launching a new version of Blogger. The beta of the new blogger can be found here. Not everyone can switch the new Blogger just yet according to the FAQ. The novel from Blogger Buzz also says the Blogger status blog, which currently contains the numerous outage messages from the past week, is being powered by the new Blogger software.

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