Feb 8, 2011

Deleting/Restoring Blog

I don't know if anyone has ever had this problem, but anyway, if your blog is missing from the dashboard because "it has been deleted" - either by you or by someone else (you laugh at me now, but when my blog went missing I was pretty sure someone had deleted it - really appreciate Sanjeev not laughing at me), you can still restore it within 90 days.  Blogger keeps the blog kind of on hold during this time, and it's supereasy to restore it - just as supereasy it is to delete it.  So here's how you do it.

On Dashboard - select blog to delete - go to Settings
Settings - Basic - Click on Delete Blog
Click on Delete This Blog and you are done with the deletion - Export It option allows you to save a copy of the
blog in case you need it for anything.

Now to restore this blog that I just deleted - here's what I would have to do (I had deleted this blog earlier so pls don't stare too much at the dates)

After deleting, this is what the Dashboard would show.  Two blogs intact, and the deleted blog is missing.  Click on
Show All option to see the deleted blog (this has to be done within 90 days).
Clicking on "Show All" brings up the blog that had been deleted (I have two blogs here since I had deleted 2 and all
this was done earlier - just ignore the other one).  Click on undelete to restore the blog back to Dashboard.
That's it - Blog back on Dashboard - Again, this HAS TO BE DONE WITHIN 90 DAYS of deletion.
Again, this is not what happened when my blog went missing, but this is like a checklist.  If unfortunately, your blog goes missing, check to see if the Dashboard shows a "show all" option, click on it and check if you blog has been accidentally deleted.  The "show all" option or some other similar message will also be visible if your blog has been deleted/locked by Blogger for any Terms of Service violations.  In case of a locking by Blogger, clicking on Restore (I don't have images for this, but it would be there somewhere like how Show All is) will direct you to the procedure to be followed if you want to appeal Blogger action.

At any rate, if you go to Dashboard and find that your blog is missing, take a deep breath and look around.  If you are extremely lucky, and your blog did just get accidentally deleted, you do a happydance and just restore it back.  Restoring a blog locked for Terms of Service violations, now that is a different story all together, and I might do some research and try to put up a post or at least some reference for what that would involve.  However generally, a normal honest blogger really shouldn't be worried about TOS violations - if you take pictures from other sites, ask their permission beforehand AND credit the source, write original content, and that should be enough to keep you safe :)

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59 comments:

  1. but why rads cant blog? me wants rads to blog...

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  2. Hehehee..I was going mad with my blog missing and all naaa..so I put this title for the blog :D :D :D

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  3. :)

    whats new with you??? did any new look with siahi?

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  4. Nope..I try out things I need an hour or two at least because I tho am ultranew at makeup..and I don't usually get so much time because I have my work..only on weekends I try anything :D

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  5. Radssssssss...post some nice FOTD naa....Like Rati did!!

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  6. :D :D and I will get another name next!

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  7. hurrrrrrr...you post..I'll phatkaaao all evil souls from here!!!

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  8. another name??? hain!!! what are u gals talking abt?

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  9. :P nothing Anks..I was just telling ke ppl might call me some namoona name if I put my FOTD :D :D :D

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  10. oh c'mon.... we are all angel ppl here.... no calling names shames...

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  11. And good post Rads. Good for technology-challenged people like me.

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  12. Oh I am very technologically challenged tooooo :D :D

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  13. thats quite a detailed note rads....good one....me with cali..post new FOTD...now rushing to see wht she has done :)

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  14. oh very nice rads ...good for a newbee lik moi :)
    b/w cud u figure out who deleted ur blog ....

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  15. It was not deleted..it was a glitch in Blogger which got solved by the Blogger team only..nothing I did. And in my case, when I logged into the dashboard, it showed a message ke you have not yet created any blog, and a create one now button was there :D :D :D Like if you start fresh naa..first first on Blogger..that's how it was :D

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  16. Tell me ..you grinning so much..something something tellllllllllllllllllllll :D

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  17. he he he...me making something..will send piccssssss!! :D :D

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  18. HUH..me waiting waiting ... all that burger talk made me hungry :P

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  19. err...me not cooking!! he he he he...actually got idea from your recycle post... :D Me painting Kellogs ka dabba..its looking beautttiiiiiiiful and looking a nice prospective makeup storage container!! :D :D :D

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  20. Oh wowww..you do and post and me do same with the Kellogs dabba lying here :happydance:

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  21. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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  22. he he he..doneeeee..easy peasy prettttttty!! :D :D :D

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  23. Thanks for this post Rads :) It is really useful :)

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  24. It is quite nonscary naa seeing it in pics :D

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  25. cali i also want to see. :D :D Morning me you were painting your eyes now kelloggs ka dbba. :P :P

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  26. I also want to do easy peasy lazy makeup post :D :D :D without my face :| I will borrow Jomol's face :P :P :P

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  27. Arey haaaaaaaan..I have to post my eye pics too...!! he he..me go and do that now!! :P :P You check my dabba..

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  28. Nah, I don't laugh... not at least about this. We have had so many heartaches and tears about website problems that I am glad to save anyone who is having trouble.

    Blogging is a curious thing. It fills our lives on a day-to-day basis and fills a void. You wake up everyday thinking about writing something new, expecting new comments, and new fun. It's so much hard work doing this and that, and trying something to make your blog good all the time. And suddenly if your blog is gone, it feels as if somebody in your life just died. Somebody whom you loved so much is suddenly no more in your life.

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  29. You put it so well - that is exactly how I felt/feel :|

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  30. I agree..I am too much emotionally connected to my blog..Its like my second home!! :) So I can imagine how would anyone feel if his/her home is snatched!!!

    The emptiness is too vast to be explained!

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  31. cali i want to see the dabba toooo......me too lazy to paint ...will show to my daughter and she can do it :D

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  32. he he he...Priya, it didn't take much time..Ok! I think I didn't do very neat job either..next time I'll stick tissues on the surface and then paint..:D

    Right now it is adorning my black and brown table and looking soo bright bright pretty!! :D :D :D

    And Gooooooooooood Morrrninggggggg

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  33. OMGG!! He marooed such sent senti serious serious comment... :| I'll be very nice to him today. :D

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  34. Thankooooooooo Rads............you are our local software engineer/system admin/faltoo timepass........actually....I used your backuping blog wala post to good use and backed up my blog.......:)) and even did the export blog thing

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  35. he he he..Ratii...even I was shocked to read that...

    Hi Jomollllllllllll!! :D

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  36. Radss..wake up!! spank spank!!! :P

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  37. Rati - :D :D :D There is one VERY HAPPY donkey in Delhi today :D

    Caliiiiiiii - I woke up :yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn: earrrrrrly today..at 9:30 :D :D :D

    Jomol - :P :P :P

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  38. 9:30 is early????????? I wake up daily at 6:30!!! :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: I too want to work from home!!! :| :|

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  39. :happydance: :happydance::happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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  40. grrrrrr...... that time will come soon!!! :D :D :D Me praying!!!! :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:

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  41. I wake up at 5 AM every day...though I sleep at 10:15........just faltoo mein...........and she wakes up at 9:30 ::::spank spank::::

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  42. You go to sleep again..at 10? I like you Jomol..you are sooo like me :D :D :D :D Me too feel sleepy after some time..around 2-ish :D :D :D :| :|

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  43. Latest news:

    A 19-year-old girl in the US is getting treatment for her addiction of eating soaps and detergent powders.

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  44. he he he..me just had lunch!! :D :D Gobiii manchurian, roti, rice, sambhar, salad, curd and awesssssome fries!! :P

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  45. awesum post rads..u INFO GURU :p

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