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Help! I Can't See My Blog!

I just posted to my blog, so I know that it's there. I can tell others are looking at it. But I can't see it.

Well, the good news is you don't have a blog hijack or other calamity. Your blog is not gone.

Apparently, some ISPs are blocking *, or maybe have network configuration or infrastructure problems. You can access or you can access, but you can't access, or

You can't access them directly, that is. If you can access any free, anonymous proxy servers, though, you may be able to access your blog.

Note: You can use PKBlogs with the URL pre packaged. Here is the address of this post (with gratuitous line breaks to prevent the old post sidebar alignment problem):

And an additional URL, to provide to those suffering from this problem, would be the WordPress version of this post:

Remember to remove the inserted line breaks, when pasting either of the two above URLs.

(Note): Reading your blog, using an anonymising proxy server, is generally a free service provided by the proxies. Most proxies, though, aren't non-profit. They will charge a small fee for you to use forms and scripts, and other elements which are involved in writing to blogs. If your ability to maintain your blog, in addition to read it, is blocked, using an anonymising proxy server may cost you.

Update (19:30, October 23): Is this sorry situation repeating itself?

Update (6:00, June 21): Akhil informs us that the blogs are working.

Update (12:00, June 20): The Indian government is claiming that the block was an administrative error. The original govenment document (claimed scanned copy provided) very specifically defined individual websites to be blocked.

Update (18:00, June 19): Mac The Fork suggests Bloggers read about ongoing activities, then contact the Indian team CERT-IN, to discuss the situation.

Update (17:00, June 19): Jason of Blogger Support has issued one of their usual detailed analysis of the situation.

Update (15:00, July 15): The Google Feed Reader (and probably other feed readers) appear to access the feeds without having to access the blog itself. Enter the Atom feed URL, and you may be able to view the blog text. You won't see photos or fancy graphics, or scripts. Your sidebar won't be visible either. Just the post content.

Question: What the heck are you talking about? is not blocked, but is?

Yep, that's true. Open a command window, and enter "ping". Look at the return.


Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=248
Reply from bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=248
Reply from bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=248
Reply from bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=248

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 16ms, Maximum = 20ms, Average = 17ms

Here's the important part
Pinging []

The IP address used by is

Now, do the same for your blog.

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:

See the different IP address? That's why you can access Blogger (and post to your blog), but you can't access (and see what the heck is the problem). And that's why some folks get
502 Bad Gateway


Anonymous said…
i can view my blogs through those links you've provided but i can't view my blogs directly from blogspot, s o does this mean i have to use those links to view/access my blogs? if it is so then its is really troublesome

I am the owner of web site and I want to make some kind of blog on it so after I will post some interesting article regarding how to use public proxy servers or how to keep user's privacy, they could ask questions and get answers.

The problem is that nowadays many users use blogs or forums to spam... or even more with vBulletin or phpBB they could get full access (forums have so much vulnerabilities) and upload some Trojans.

So what article you can suggest me to read before installing any blog on my web site?

Thanks in advance
Nitecruzr said…
To add a Blogger blog to your proxy server web site, just setup a new virtual host in the proxy server website domain. Then combine the blog and the web site.

And if you want a forum, look at a Google Group forum, which is text only.

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