Here’s what happened: during scheduled maintenance work Wednesday night, we experienced some data corruption that impacted Blogger’s behavior. Since then, bloggers and readers may have experienced a variety of anomalies including intermittent outages, disappearing posts, and arriving at unintended blogs or error pages. A small subset of Blogger users (we estimate 0.16%) may have encountered additional problems specific to their accounts. Yesterday we returned Blogger to a pre-maintenance state and placed the service in read-only mode while we worked on restoring all content: that’s why you haven’t been able to publish. We rolled back to a version of Blogger as of Wednesday May 11th, so your posts since then were temporarily removed. Those are the posts that we’re in the progress of restoring.
So my post about the giveaway was temporarily removed from my blog (along with another post published that day which has not been republished on my blog since the incident) along with any comments published with the post. Apparently, the post has been republished on Thursday by blogger but the comments have not been re-added as of yet although Blogger says they are working on it. Even my labels from the post are messed up.
Therefore, I am extending the giveaway until this Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. I will announce the winner on next Monday.
My apologies for any inconveniences this may have cause but this was beyond my control. For those of you who have posted on the original post, I can still track your comments via email so you are covered. This is mainly for those who were looking for the details of the giveaway on Wednesday and Thursday but could not locate the post due to the Blogger maintenance issue. Here is the link to the original blog post about the giveaway, but I will re-post the giveaway in a new post with the updated information.
Hope everyone is enjoying their day! Be blessed!