Oh yes! That would be me...As you can see things are almost back to normal. Just have to play around with colours & do a little tweaking...3.5 hours with my IT man & my blog is virtually (pardon the pun) restored! Turns out it was nothing to do with "me" or anything that I had done WRONG but rather that Blogger just happened to be working on the site & it was "under construction" at the very time that I was trying to change my template!!! Norty, norty Blogger! Just because your free doesn't mean you can mess with our settings & templates...I've tried accessing sites before when a pop-up has appeared, saying "This site is unaccessible at the moment due to maintenance" or "This site is currently under construction." It's not difficult to "put up a sign" then I would have steered well clear of my template & would have saved me sleepless nights & heartache!
Although I would have preferred to live without it, this experience has certainly seen me grow & learn. I can now back up my blog posts & comments once a week & have my HTML for my template & widgets all backed up, so I feel much more secure & not so worried that my blog may go up in a puff of smoke one day! I have lost a bit as I redid my entire blog roll on the dreaded night & now have to redo it. From what I can remember everything else is present & accounted for. I can't tell you how relieved I am & may I suggest that you learn ASAP how to do regular back-ups & how to save ALL your HTML (including widgets) so you don't end up in the stressed out state I was in. Many of you suggested I move over to Typepad or Wordpress but I just don't have the time to learn a whole new "language" (program?) again as Blogger has only just become second nature to me...
My week so far has been taken up dealing with this & other technical glitches in my Photo Storage program. NOT the most exciting stuff...Am also busy working on my Design Team layouts & having FUN printing out my own photos, which are working out at 20% of the retail price!!! The trick is, find a reputable ink cartridge supplier that will give you the best price on genuine HP cartridges (R270 each at Matrix at The Crescent) & use good quality but INEXPENSIVE photo paper (Premium 260gsm Wove) at CNA for R110 for 50 A4 sheets. THEN edit away & knock yourself out! I got 22 A4 sheets out of quarter of a cartridge.
Way to Go!