January 9, 2007

Old vs. New

Announcement: there is a scheduled outage for old Blogger on Tuesday, January 9th, from 7:45am-9:45am PST. You will not be able to post to old Blogger blogs or access any old Blogger blogs on Blog*Spot during this time. We also will not be allowing any new accounts or new blogs on new Blogger during this outage.

Update, 1/9 at 10:20AM PST: The maintenance is taking slightly longer for old Blogger. Almost all old Blogger Blog*Spot blogs are being served again, but the old Blogger application is still down.

Update, 1/9 at 11:25AM PST: Apologies for the continuing delay in bringing old Blogger back up. We are fixing a few lingering issues.

So that's the deal with Blogger and our inability to post anything to our site. What's old Blogger and what's new Blogger, you ask? When Google introduced the blogspot platform, 2 years ago, we began our little hobby blog which makes us "old" bloggers. Following Google's purchase of YouTube for $1.6 billion, shareholders of the company are hard pressed to bring in revenue so Blogger has been pushing "old" bloggers to become "new" bloggers, so that they may advertise on the blogs, like MySpace does. We, however, find the advertisements annoying and prefer to remain "old" Bloggers until the end. Or until they shut our site down. Whichever comes first.