This is not good! How do I advise bloggers who want to publish using FTP, if they can't see the blog?
But, I calmed down and realised that this, in itself, wasn't a major problem. This is a new post, so republish the new post. But, neither republishing the post itself, nor publishing a new Draft post (the recommended workaround from Blogger Support), made any difference. The blog remained blank.
Fortunately, I did think to check the individual post, and that was visible with no problem. So, I waited another 5 minutes or so, and eventually the blog main page became visible, without any further action by me.
But wait - - there's more! Later that morning, I wrote this post, published it, and saw the same thing!
This is getting monotonous!
OK, that's better! But, how many times do I have to do this?
And this experience prompts several questions.
- How many potential readers are seeing a blank blog, when we're not aware it's happening?
- How many readers are we losing, because this is happening?
- Why has this problem continued, without being resolved?