Friday, May 13, 2011

Status Update

For those of you who didn't know, Blogger was down for about the last 20 hours and blogs were placed in read-only mode with all posts from yesterday removed.   This has affected many, many bloggers in addition to myself.  So I just wanted to give you an update on how this has affected things here at BGD.

As many of the linkys we normally submit to are on Blogger-hosted blogs, we are still in the process of finding Friday linkys to submit today for our advertising clients. Linky submissions for all deluxe orders and about half the ultimate orders were submitted this morning.  I am hoping to submit the last 5 sites for each of the ultimate orders in a little bit.

If you submitted an order or giveaway yesterday, those posts have disappeared. According to Blogger status updates, those will be returning shortly. (Although they have been claiming that since this morning.) At any rate, if they are not restored by tomorrow, the paid giveaway information will be reposted. Sorry but I have no way of retrieving the free giveaways that were submitted.

I have been considering moving this blog to Wordpress for quite some time now. However the task of moving 3000+ posts is quite daunting and I kept putting it off. However, given the latest problems with Blogger, I have decided to make the move this weekend. Only current giveaways will be moved. I will be placing redirects on the paid giveaway listings so that they don't lose any search engine standings.

Considering the task that I have ahead of me, I am taking down the order page and free giveaway submission page this evening.  These forms will remain down until I get everything sorted out with our new home. I hope to have the website back up and operational by Monday. Thanks for your understanding! I hope everyone has a good weekend!

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