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Our Blog Content Is Our Responsibility

We see evidence of occasional confusion, in Blogger Help Forum: Get Help with an Issue, about blog content responsibility.

One of my blog posts disappeared. I have tried every known recovery procedure. There is no way to actually contact anyone from Blogger Support.

Long ago, Blogger Support would provide assistance, in recovery of deleted posts. That service ended some time ago.

Blogger promises us that our blogs will be ours, forever - and that they will support that promise.

That promise is most likely to be upheld if we maintain control of our blogs - and of the content in the blogs.

Blogger will ensure that our blogs remain under our control - but we have to maintain the content. If we change or delete a post, Blogger is not going to second guess our intention, and revert our change, or un delete our deletion.

If we change a page or post, there are two possible recovery procedures.

  • Undo the change - using the browser editor menu.
  • Recover the contents - using search cache.

Undo the change - using the browser editor menu.

If you make a mistake, the Blogger post editor, like many edit windows, supports "Undo" aka "Ctrl - Z". You have to act immediately, though. If AutoSave becomes active, you may not get the chance.

Recover the contents - using search cache.

This is the procedure currently used, for recovering deleted pages and posts. It is most effective, for established (cached) pages and posts - draft and new pages and posts may not be found, in cache.

Our chances are otherwise limited.

Short of using undo or cache recovery, we may be out of luck - if we make a change that needs to be reversed. As long as we do not violate Content or TOS Guidelines, our content is ours - to have and to maintain.



As we publish our blogs, Blogger promises us that they will ensure our ownership, forever. That promise requires that we take responsibility for any mistakes - and that we take responsibility for the content in our blogs.

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