Blogger, Google's blogging and online publishing service, announced earlier this week that its blogging platform would go into read-only mode on Wednesday night at 10pm Pacific Time for some routine maintenance.

Google said the shutdown would last about an hour, however, a day and a half later, bloggers are still unable to post and the service is unavailable to readers.

Early Friday morning, about 30 hours after maintenance began, Blogger issued a status update saying that in order to get everything back to normal the company will revert back to a stable version of Blogger software.

The company says the rollback to the stable version means that all posts and comments made between 7:37am and 10:00pm Pacific Time on Wednesday will be lost.

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