A few days ago i tried to open up my blog, i signed in .....my page opened up but whats this ...... when i hit the Dashboard button some one else s dashboard showed up! in a surprise i closed the window and tried to sign in again but this time again another dashboard appeared boy wasn't this a full of worries day ,it almost broke my heart to realize that i might lose all my hard work hear and if some one else's dashboard appears before me this means other people are able to open up my dashboard too and what if some one missuses it, it i was really disturbing.
I felt a great relief to find out that it was not allowed to make any changes through the dashboard belonging to others this means thats the blogs are safe and can't be misused thanks to the strong security controls of Google and blogger and then another funny thing appeared when i tried to make some changes in my own blog every thing worked just fine but none of the changes were published in the blog and for the very reason i tried to make some test posts which you must have seen in your dashboards they were published but i could not see them hear in Pakistan ,I emailed blogger ,checked out the discussion forums and found that some other people are having exactly the same problems and all belonged to my country pakistan . Yesterday night a strange idea poped into my head i turned off my DSL and connected with another internet connection .......... OH .......Whats That ........ every thing was just fine i could open up my dashboard and could easily make changes in my blog .......wasn't that a relief .
THINGS I LEARNED FROM THIS EXPERIENCE
- In such a large networks like blogger for example its very much possible and almost natural to have such errors and mishaps from time to time so its absolutely necessary to keep a backup of your blog and your pictures in your hard drive and i think it would be a very good idea to keep a copy on a CD too" God forbid what if some thing goes wrong in your hard drive". Making a back up is not difficult at all, from your dashboard go to settings page and hit the export blog and then click download blog in this way all the content of your blog including the comments will be saved in your hard drive.
- the other thing i realized in these few days is that i am almost addicted to my blog and i missed my bloggy friends like any thing .Thank God i didn't have to wait too long to have my blog back and i am back with my friends again thanks to blogger and my DSL IP who resolved this issue quickly and now i can work on my blog with any connection .