Please let us apologize for the various problems Blogger has been going through over the last week or so. All of us here depend on Blogger as muchas you do, so we completely understand the difficulties and frustration these issues have caused. We are currently putting a lot of focus and energy into improving the performance of our databases. They have been under a considerable load recently, which causes the long delays and occasional errors in navigating the Blogger site. However, we added several new machines yesterday, and we have more on the way. This should put less pressure on each individual machine which will make Blogger more responsive. This is an ongoing process, and we will probably have a few more ups and downs before we get to a more consistently reliable state. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to work on this problem.
Thanks for using Blogger.
P.S. Remember that you can keep an eye on our Status page for updates as they become available:
We also had a post about this recently on Blogger Buzz: http://buzz.blogger.com/2005/03/more-power.html