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Blog removed LennyInOhio 6/25/12 9:20 PM
I used to have a blog that I posted on in 2006. I would periodically visit it and link to the writing on there for many years later. After a protracted absence, I went back only to find the following: "Sorry, the blog you were looking for does not exist. However, the name lennyinohio is available to register."

I tried to use the to retrieve the info, but the recovery tool itself doesn't recognize the old blog URL. When I then tried to use an old email (that I am  99% sure I used to start the Blogger account) I can log into the account, but I still see no sign of the old blog or even the "Deleted blogs" link on the dashboard. I'm sure I'm signed in the right account.

Can someone please help me find how to restore it the old blog? I know it is hanging there somewhere on the server. Help!

Is there any way to get assistance from a real live person?

Re: Blog removed Chuck Croll 6/26/12 2:41 AM

Everybody here is real, live.  Almost everybody, anyway.  And everybody here will try to help you.

However, we can't help you with something that does not exist.

Do you remember anything specific about any of the posts?  A snippet of text would be useful.
Re: Blog removed LennyInOhio 6/26/12 4:08 PM
Your help is much appreciated.  I'm also mostly real and live.

I frankly remember very little in the way of verbatim text that I can cite. I do remember in one post, citing a song that I heard on the radio, I quoted a snippet of the Alan Jackson song "It's alright to be a redneck":

It's alright to be a redneck.
It's alright to drive around in a dirty ol' truck,
Catch a bunch of fish and shoot a bunch of duck.
It's alright to be a redneck.

Does that help?

I will have trouble finding more snippets (b/c I never copied any of the posts over anywhere), but if necessary for authentication purposes, I can describe much more of the content in a fair amount of deatail (though not verbatim).

Thanks a lot.

Re: Blog removed Chuck Croll 6/26/12 4:26 PM
Re: Blog removed LennyInOhio 6/26/12 4:40 PM
A google search? No sign of blog.
Re: Blog removed Chuck Croll 6/26/12 5:12 PM
So you looked, and nothing looking familiar?

Doesn't look good, bro.  Are you certain that's the right URL?
Re: Blog removed LennyInOhio 6/26/12 5:16 PM
Yeah, URL 100% right. It just disappeared. Anyone I can contact at Blogger? There is no customer service at all?
Re: Blog removed Chuck Croll 6/26/12 5:26 PM

The blog is how old?
Re: Blog removed LennyInOhio 6/26/12 5:56 PM
about 6 years. Blogger however claims old blogs never disappear.
Re: Blog removed Chuck Croll 6/26/12 7:18 PM
No, they claim

Your blog will be yours, forever.

That does not exonerate you from extended absence, unfortunately.  And you have not yet proved that "" ever existed.