I was noticing some issues with Blogger and went to check out what was going on. Here is what I found. I think all Bloggers who use www.blogger.com as their Blog handler should be aware of these issues.
1) You can only view a blog's 300 most-recent posts. Until we get this fixed, you can append &selNumPosts=XXX to the end of the URL, where XXX = the number of posts you'd like to display. (Thinking this is a problem for Bloggers who are 2 years into this. - Dave)
2)Stats collection has been temporarily turned off, so you will not see your post count increasing on your dashboard or profile. We plan to restore this functionality in the short term but have needed to stop collecting the information for now in order to stabilize the database servers. (This is the problem that caused me to check out Blogger problems. Not a big deal to me... but it made me think that if the counter wasn't working, then is there anything else broke that I should be aware of that may cause problems for posts?- Dave)
3) Republishing an entire blog will sometimes get stuck part way through and not finish, though new entries can still be published normally. We are working on improving the database performance to fix this error. (This has happend to me many times-Dave)
4) We do not yet have a way to import posts from other blogging tools.
5) No way to undelete comments and clicking on the trashcan doesn't prompt to confirm deletion.
6) I wanted to give an update on our progress in dealing with the database performance problems. We have recently deployed a new set of servers to help shoulder the increased load - these servers are significantly better hardware (more memory). As a result, they'll help increase responsiveness throughout the app.We've also identified a specific set of queries responsible for the database freezes we've seen. By re-writing these queries, we've been able to get to the heart of the most serious problems we've been facing. We now believe that the databases are signficantly less likely to freeze.We have additional work to do. For example, users with larger blogs are still seeing unacceptably slow load times when accessing their blogs from the dashboard. There are other improvements we will be making as well as a completely replacement of our current infrastructure in favor of a more robust datastore. However, we're optimistic that the situation has improved. (The older my blog get's, the slower I've been noticing my access. Hope they fix this soon. -Dave)