[UPDATE 3] Blogger is back. Users can now sign in to their blogs. Deleted posts and comments are being restored, according to Blogger Tech Manager Eddie Kessler.
[UPDATE 2] Service remains unavailable after nearly 24 hours.
According to Blogger Status, posts are currently being restored by the maintenance team.
[UPDATE 1] On Friday, Blogger Status posted an update about the ongoing problem.
"To get Blogger back to normal, all posts since 7:37am PDT on Weds, 5/11 have been temporarily removed," the post read.
Blogger says that service will return "soon," though no timeline was mentioned.
[PREVIOUSLY] Blogger, Google's online publishing platform, has been experiencing a service disruption since Thursday afternoon.
Blogger Status informed users of maintenance issues at 3:30 p.m. ET and wrote that the site would be in read-only mode until the problems were resolved. (The post was later removed.)
As of 9 p.m. ET, blogs were still inaccessible for users. According to DownRightNow, the outage had been uninterrupted for several hours. DownForEveryoneOrJustMe also confirmed the downtime.
Blogger attributes the issue to a problem that occurred during regular maintenance on Wednesday.