May 13, 2011

Blogger’s Cryptic Site Down Messages

Google’s Blogger was down yesterday and part of today. When Blogger goes down, you get Blogger’s cryptic site down message.

First, a Blogger is currently unavailable message.

which gives a Blogger Status link that leads to another cryptic message,
a Blogger error code of bX-4s41cn

Which in turn gives a link to Search the Blogger Help Group for bX-4s41cn

which only has complaints posted by users, no status information from Google.

Blogger really needs a page providing real-time Blogger Status similar to the Amazon AWS Status page and a page with more information from Google on what is happening rather than pointing to a user forum.

The Blogger status update after it came back up.