Blogger, Google’s blogging platform that it purchased in 2004, was down, but now it’s back. It’s the second time this year Blogger users, including this blogger, experienced wide-spread outages, and while Google has not, as of this writing, issued a statement, one Google Engineer named Jeremy did point the way for Blogger users to recover account access:
We’ve rolled back the change that caused issues you have observed, so you should be able to clear the cookies for www.blogger.com and fix the problem. For help on clearing cookies please see:
Whatever the “change” was, it produced the most prolonged Blogger outage in recent memory. The night-long problem threatened to make Tumblr’s recent outage problems not look so bad.
Fortunately, this blogger established a self-hosted WordPress version of Zennie62 called Zennie62Blog.com, which allowed for the production of blogs, even as Blogger was down. Eventually, Zennie62Blog.com will become the blog of use around here.