Google Blogger loses 14 years of work – Next time he will backup

If you are a blogger using Google´s blog system, Blogger, or if you are using any other online editing service like i.e. WordPress.com you might find this article interesting.

On June 27th an artist named Dennis Cooper found that his entire Blogger-blog was deleted by Google meaning that he has lost 14 years of hard writing work. And worst of all: He didn´t backup anything meaning that the sole home of his experimental writing, research, photographs, and more was all gone.

He has been trying to reach Google by email but without luck at all. All he know is that his blog denniscooper-theweaklings.blogspot.com are greeted with the message, “Sorry, the blog at denniscooper-theweaklings.blogspot.com has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs.”

And that´s not all, as his Google mail, Gmail, has been deleted by Google as well.

All he knows is that Google gave the explanation “violation of the terms of service agreement.”

Cooper can learn from this as well as he can give other bloggers the advice of “backing everything up!”

It must be really frustrating losing all of the work from 14 years of hard work, but not backing texts up when working on a platform like Blogger is not to smart anyways.

So if you are blogging on the web you might have learned a few thing here?