If you're locked out of your blog and have a sitemeter, I can definitely relate. I've been sweating it out since yesterday when I got locked out of my blog. It started when I tried to check my sitemeter and couldn't get in. Then, the situation escalated into a code red, when I couldn't get into my own blog. I could open all of the other blogs I checked so it looked like my blog had been singled out for a terrorist attack. Of course, given the brilliant nature of the blogs I've been posting lately, I can understand why.
I couldn't figure out how to deal with this dangerous situation. Should I contact the Department of Homeland Security? I knew they would be greatly concerned about the danger to the free believers in this country who couldn't read my blog. However, I decided to try a more cautionary approach so I talked to hubby instead. After much deliberation, he told me I needed to call Blogger.
Well, that posed a different problem because as we all know, due to the very sensitive nature of the work that they do, their phone number is not listed. Desperate for an answer, I did a Google search on Blogger and discovered that Blogger was experiencing its own set of problems. (Isn't that just like the enemy to attack the blogging community on two separate fronts?) Well, since my problem didn't seem to match the problem described, I continued my covert search operation and found an interesting link.
Simon, a blogger in Montreal, was able to do a search and rescue operation and had released his blog. As he studied the situation, a pattern began to emerge. Based on a hunch, he deleted his sitemeter code and instantly his blog was released. He was finally able to log in. Thankfully, he didn't keep this critical information to himself but decided to share it with the blogging community. After reading Simon's report, I immediately deleted my sitemeter code and my blog was also instantly released.
Simon's findings have the potential for a major breakthrough in the world of blogging and for that Simon will go down in history as a hero who stood tall in the face of much personal danger. Simon is truly a hero. All I can say is, "Way to go, Simon!"
To read in his own words, Simon's amazing report about his heroic efforts on our behalf, follow this link.