For a number of technical and operational reasons, we’ve decided to finally end our support for migrating legacy accounts and blogs after December 5, 2011.The initial announcement was made in April, 2011, with an action date, initially scheduled, well before December 5 - and the action date was delayed, several times. The quotation that you see was edited by Blogger Support, in their article, repeatedly.
On December 6, 2011, support for Legacy Blogger accounts finally ended. Even so, we still see occasional signs of oblivious account holders, in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken.
My account doesn't have a Google address because it it is 8 years old - how do I recover access to my account?Apparently, not everybody who needed to do so, bothered to read the announcement.
Like the long announced FTP Publishing migration, Legacy accounts support has ended. There's no known alternative, for Legacy accounts - nor is the status of the accounts themselves - or the blogs, or of the URLs, owned by the non supported Blogger accounts - known.
What does the above announcement state? Simply, if
- You have a legacy account.
- You never bothered to migrate your legacy account.
- You try migrating your legacy account in the future.
- And you have a problem with the migration.
- Then, you are on your own.
What does the above announcement not state?
- You can't use your legacy Blogger account, in the future.
- You can't migrate your legacy Blogger account, to a current Google account.
- Your legacy Blogger account will be deleted.
- Your blogs, owned by a legacy Blogger account, will be deleted.
- The URLs, used by blogs owned by a legacy Blogger account, will be taken from you.
- Any URL, used by a blog owned by a legacy Blogger account, will be made available to you.
All that we can say, right now, is
You were warned.Sorry. All things come to an end. You have to support Blogger, to expect them to support you.