Google’s Blogger Experiences Crash

Filed as News on October 24, 2009 2:20 pm

If you use Google’s Blogger platform, you probably learned the hard way that the service experienced unscheduled downtime (read: CRASH) for about 90 minutes yesterday morning. The crash was widespread, impacting users around the world.

There is no official word on what cause the blip, but the crash comes on the heels of last month’s Gmail and Google News outage.

This is not good news for the search engine giant as they continue to take steps towards an enterprise market via Google apps. Google, a proponent of cloud-computing, might need to rethink their strategy.

“Users were unable to access their Blogger accounts…and some people had trouble viewing others’ blogs. We worked quickly to address and fix the issue, and we apologize for any inconvenience to our users,” said a Google spokesperson.

Did the Blogger downtime affect you?

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  1. By Michael Leung posted on October 24, 2009 at 2:31 pm
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    I haven’t updated my Blogger blog since March. Tumblr is where it’s at for me.

    That said, I know a lot of people that use the platform and use it for making money, and an unplanned outage big or small can cause panic.


  2. By Darnell Clayton posted on October 24, 2009 at 6:13 pm
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    Since Blogger is the largest blog platform (yes, it even dwarfs WordPress last I checked) it probably had something to do with their servers getting overwhelmed (either that or another Russian DDOS).

    I recently switched all of my blogs from Blogger to WordPress, and although I miss the KISS approach when it came to posting, I do like the fact that most of the comment spam is blocked without having to resort to word puzzles.


  3. By eerstkoffie posted on October 31, 2009 at 11:29 am
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    well, it’s still down, in holland. can’t get to my own, neither to others on blogger. feels shitty, you think its trusted, so no back-up.


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