- Triage The Problem
- Deleted Blog
- Hijacked Blog
- Corrupted Content
- Login Problem
- Blocked By ISP
- Blocked By Network, or Local, Problem
- Last Resorts
Please! Triage The Problem
If you are currently suffering from this symptom, please immediately help to triage the problem, post the results in a forum discussion (follow instructions about any rollup discussion), and participate actively in the diagnostic process.
You made a mistake, and deleted your own blog, or maybe you or another administrator removed you from the permissions list. DOHH. Mistakes happen. Or the blog may have been removed by Blogger - for just cause - whether falsely or genuinely. Or, did you delete the blog intentionally, without considering possible consequences?
The bad guys may have hijacked another blog.
Part of the blog is gone. Maybe the header is there, but no post. Or the posts are there, but the sidebar is blank. Oh no! What do I do now? Well, in this scenario, you may be looking at another case of the old dropped post / sidebar. If it's not a simple case of the posts or the sidebar having dropped down the page, you may have a corrupt template, and republishing may resolve the problem.
You're logged in with the wrong account, or not properly logged in. Or maybe you tried to change the account name, and simply setup a new account without realising it.
Check and make sure that you don't have another account, that the blog is registered to. Find out what Blogger accounts are associated with your email address.
- Blogger Help: My blog disappeared from my account! What do I do?.
- Blogger Help: I can't log in. What should I do?.
- Blogger Help Group: Welcome to Login Issues!.
- Google Accounts: I can't access my account
- Google Accounts: Google Accounts Help
- The Real Blogger Status: Schizophrenia When Logging In To Blogger
Or maybe you're logged in to the wrong version of Blogger. Did you simply make the wrong choice on the start page? If so, go back and try again. If you're certain that you made the right choice, but you landed in the wrong version anyway, clear cache and cookies, and try again.
Remember, though, part of the Blogger security strategy involves keeping the identity of the owner, of each blog, confidential. You don't want Blogger telling anybody who you are, so don't expect to email Blogger
I forgot the account (I changed my email address). What's my account?
and get a useful reply. You will have to do some work, and authenticate yourself, somehow.
Blocked By ISP
Some ISPs, possibly motivated by political pressure, are blocking blog traffic, from time to time. You may see a variant of the well known
404 Server Not Foundor just as likely, a completely white screen, with no error.
Blocked By Network, or Local, Problem
You have a network, or a local, problem. Both a problem with DNS, or the MTU setting, on your computer, or other local network or security problems, can result in the white screen as well.
If none of those scenarios helps, and the blog really isn't there any more, act immediately.
- Put a stub blog in place.
- Report the problem.
- Join the crowd, at Google Blogger Help.
- Check out the expanded version of this article, in GBH Resources: My Blog Is Gone, And Related Symptoms