bloggers, this one’s for you

Blogger logoIn case you hadn’t heard, they broke Blogger this week.

More specifically, the Google team that runs the popular free Blogging software platform scheduled some routine maintenance from 10 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday May 11.

But what transpired was anything but routine. The site experienced some technical difficulties during the maintenance check and has been in read-only mode since May 12. (I checked again at 7:50 a.m. PST on 5/13 and they’re still sorting things out.)

This caused a lot of Blogger users to freak out. That included all the people in the 2011 WordCount Blogathon who have challenged themselves to post every day this month and now can’t, at least not on their blog platform of choice.

Instead of stewing, a few enterprising bloggers took the initiative to switch to a different blog platformWordPress or Tumblr for example – at least on a temporary basis so they can keep posting.

This post is dedicated to those enterprising blogathoners. Because if there’s one thing that will get you far in the writing business, it’s resilience. The ability to bounce back. Think on your feet. Come up with Plan B when Plan A falls through.

Blogger bloggers, I feel your pain. I’ve worked in the news business long enough to have experienced deadline computer crashes that killed the story I’d almost finished. I’ve done it to myself too, by forgetting to save a file and having the power go out and wipe out all my work. Or neglecting to back up my computer and then having the hard drive crash.

So here’s to resilience. Here’s to getting on with it. Here’s to creativity and the determination to keep on keeping on.

If you’re in a blogging holding pattern because of Blogger, or just want to be inspired, read more posts about what to do when the chips are down:

Fri, 13 May 2011 14:54:24 GMT
Tags: 2011 WordCount Blogathon,, how to bounce back, resilience, tech tools for writers, Writing,
Gilbert E-Commerce | Anaheim-Santa Ana-Garden Grove E-Commerce | Minneapolis E-Commerce | St George E-Commerce | Atlanta E-Commerce | McKinney E-Commerce | Northeast Cobb E-Commerce | Walsenburg E-Commerce | Navi Mumbai E-Commerce | Kolkata E-Commerce |

2011 WordCount Blogathon

2011 WordCount Blogathon: Blog every day & you could win these prizes

Would you post every day during May if you knew you could win a prize for doing it? Here’s hoping you do, because the 2011 WordCount Blogathon once again includes a raffle drawing of writing-related prizes that anyone who makes it through the entire

25 ways to blog every day

In Part 1 of this two-part series, I share 25 tips for writing blog posts to make sure you never run out of ideas. Look for 25 more tips in Part 2 tomorrow.

Blogathon poll: What blogging basics do you want to learn?

During the course of the 2011 WordCount Blogathon in May, I'll devote my own posts to covering blogging basics. Take this poll to tell me what I should write about.

how to bounce back

Need Freelance Writer Market? Check out our member profiles:

Goldenwebweaver Profile

Experience of this writer includes technical descriptions of testing procedures for testing of parts received in shipping. Non-fiction political commentary, and published in newspapers.

Walsenburg, Colorado US
Navi Mumbai
Northeast Cobb
MarketingRT Profile

Integrated, High Yield, Marketing Tailored to Your Business Needs MarketingRT an interactive and online marketing company. REAL TIME marketing experiences, enhanced by services.

Northeast Cobb, Georgia US
Mckinney Profile

I write for the very reason I breathe. From journalism, PR and online content, to fiction/non-fiction, creative and ghostwriting, I produce effective messaging that sells!

McKinney, Texas US
St George
Steven Lee Profile
Steven Lee

From direct-marketing to corporate communications, and everything in between, Steve has done it all. He wants to help you look your very best! Put Steve's twenty years of experience to work for you!

St George, Utah US
Anaheim-santa Ana-garden Grove
Courtney Rose Creative Services Profile
Courtney Rose Creative Services

Courtney Rose Creative Services is a full service, all-in-one creative firm. We specialize in offering a wide variety of services, styles, and qualifications.

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Garden Grove, California US
Free Design Quotes

I’m No Longer a Rock Star Writing Mom

For years I’ve been a total rock star. But I’m retiring as I approach the ripe old age of thirty-two

4 Tips for Avoiding Unintentional Plagiarism

Several days ago I was contacted by fellow freelance writer, Luana Spinetti. She wrote to thank me f

Dear WordCount: What should I pay a proofreader?

This edition of the Dear WordCount freelance writing advice column tackles what to pay, or charge, f

20 Excellent Tips for Getting Your First Freelancing Gig

It’s an exciting time! After weeks of wavering, you’ve finally decided to become a freel

Do You Have a Love/Hate Relationship with Freelancing?

How do you like freelancing so far? Are you not quite sure how to answer? If you’ve been free

Article Tags
Freelance Writer Market Articles
Marketing| writing| Featured| Freelancing| How-To| Blogging| Lifestyle| Inspiration| General| blogs| Work at Home Parents| Managing Clients| writing tips| Magazine Writing| Freelance Finance| productivity| Getting Started| Web Content| social media| Getting Clients|

Freelance Writer Market Valid HTML 4.0 Transitional Valid CSS!