Last Friday, one of my grade 7 students came in during recess to work on his blog. He was shocked to find he had no posts. I knew he had had posts just a half hour earlier, so was surprised myself. Then I checked my blog and I had no posts. What??? I am learning to manage student blogs, so my first concern was that I had accidentally deleted the posts. Since, I’ve been blogging for years, that didn’t seem likely. I realized that as unlikely as it sounded, that there might be something wrong at Edublogs, but what was the most efficient way to find out?
I turned to a Twitter as my communication tool. I sent the following message at 12:36 PM “
@edublogs Where are my blog posts & student posts? http://bit.ly/gOvEIu Help!!! ”
At 12:40, I received this reply, “@rhondacarrier Sorry for inconvenience. We had temporary server hiccup that is resolving now.”
What a relief. I went back to teaching and by the end of the next class, 45 minutes later, the blog posts were back in place.
Thank-you to Edublogs for the prompt reply and thanks to Twitter for being my communication tool.