I found this update posted Aug 7 on the Blogger Discussions:
"Like Twitter and Facebook and other services this last week, Blogger is currently under a significant DDOS attack, and the 403 messages are a temporary prevention put in place to try to squash the attack. We'll keep you posted. Thanks for understanding!"
Some v-mails and e-mails reporting inability to post also said "How do I post?" and "What's that Open ID thing--I've seen it before--what is it?" I googled Open ID before I went to my experts to figure out why people couldn't post. When I got to my experts--they too said--"Open ID--yeh-I've seen that--what IS it?"
It's a good thing to know that even savvy guru's didn't know that! So I'm taking a moment to empower you:
The nutshell: You know what a pain it is--when you have to figure out a new username and password for each different site
Open ID eliminates the need for that! It’s YOUR chosen ID and you can get onto oh--about 50,000 sites by now. You MAY already have one and don’t know it! If you’re registered with Google, Yahoo, Blogger, Flickr, or a whole LIST of services--that ID may be your Open ID. If you don’t have one, it’s easy to get and it’s free. Be Aware: if someone else used your computer to get on some site--you may find their user name registered as YOUR open ID! You CAN change it--mine was an ancient user name--not the one I want to use now and it was easy to change!
It’s free and it’s YOUR ID. Once you have it--goodbye to all those “oh what am I going to call myself for THIS site?”s! http://openid.net/get/ Also see: http://openid.net/what/ you can go to different blogs and sites and log-in with your own Open ID. Ok?
Of course--I thought: “I must’ve done something wrong!” That’s a common assumption for anyone when you’re new at something. When you’ve had brain injuries and you didn't get something right, there's always that “oh--this must be my brain just not working Well!” That might be true sometimes--but a lot of times--WRONG! Like this week.
It’s not just MY sites, MY blogs--this is all over communication networks! A SYSTEM problem!
The networks are doing their best to protect US from the disruptive cyber-attacks. It’ll all work again soon. Breathe deep and be patient! There are a lot of disruptive attacks going on all over the place. Especially at supposed Health-Care Reform supposed meetings where everyone ought to be acting with respect to themselves and respect to their neighbors at the meeting. So that all of US can be heard. That's why I started this blog.
Hah! Must be brain-damaged to start a couple of blogs on the eve of a cyber attack of communications media! Oh. Wait a minute--I am--according to Mainstream Medicine. They said it was "permanent." Today I’m exploring all the new ways that are the blossoming and the many platforms allowing regular people being able to quickly connect and share.Twitter. Facebook, Delicious. Digg. And my brain is working so Well that I not only GET it but find myself explaining this “new stuff” to some really advanced long-time computer-users!
Then again, Mainstream Medicine said I'd never get my sight back too. It took 5.5 years of some pretty serious on-going Self-Care Wellness Practices and some brilliant and committed Pro's at Alternative Assisted-Care to prove that "for the rest of your life" stuff wrong.
Alternative Health and Medicine and a Wellness Lifestyle that’s not taught in Medical School proved that wrong and I can SEE and I’m Well today.
Just like these present problems on Twitter and Facebook and Blogger et al are not your computer or my blog--they’re systemic--so are the problems in our badly broken Health-Care system.
So why are they only talking to the people who ran that system and America's Health into the sad state it’s in?