“We are looking into the matter and are working to ensure that the service is restored as soon as possible. ”（我们正在调查此事并着手行动，以求该问题尽快解决）
There has been much speculation about China’s recently imposed “blanket ban” of all Blogger powered blogs. Some believe this is intended to quell references to the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident, while others wonder if this is a technical difficulty as hinted on Blogger’s Known Issues page.
In either case, this ban affects blogs hosted on the *blogspot.com subdomain (approximately 275 million) and also those who use a custom domain for their Blogger blogs (statistics of which are very difficult to gather). Here are the results of accessibility tests from WebsitePulse which show whether sites are accessible from within China:
不管是以上哪种情况，这次封锁影响了 *.blogspot.com 下属的所有子域（大约2.75亿），此外还包括使用自定制域的用户（数目难以估计），以下是显示这些站点不能被中国大陆访问的截图。
According to logs from Herdict Web, Blogger powered sites have been blocked from around the 16th of May onwards; even today, there are dozens of references via Twitter from those in China who are unable to publish to their blogs or access websites they wish to visit:
根据 Herdict 站点的显示，这次网络封锁大约始于五月16日，在 Twitter 上有大量来自中国大陆的信息，显示他们不能发布或者访问 blogspot 的博客站点。
What can we do to work around this ban, ensuring those in China can publish their blogs and access the sites they want to read?
For bloggers in China who want to publish new posts
Bloggers in China are unable to access their Blogger dashboard by regular means. However, there are other services which can still be accessed that can publish to Blogger on your behalf.
Post by email 邮件发布
Blogger has offered the “Mail to Blogger” service for quite some time, enabling bloggers to publish new posts while on the move. This enables us to write an email to our secret “Mail to Blogger” address which is then automatically published on our sites.
The only downside to this is that the Mail to Blogger address must be set up from within the Blogger dashboard, so this service is only possible for China-based bloggers who have already set up their email address.
A possible alternative is Posterous, which you can set up as a third party “Mail to Blogger” client using your blog’s unique ID number (which can also be found in the source code of your blog’s feed).
一个可替换的方案是采用 Posterous，这是一个第三方的邮件发布客户端，你可以用自己的 blog 数字 ID 标识进行发布（这一数字可以从博客的 Feed 源地址中查到）
Auto-post via Facebook or Ping.fm 通过 Facebook 或 Ping.fm 自动发布
"Blog It" 是一个 Facebook 的应用，可以通过 Facebook 的用户资料更新多个博客。只要你在 Facebook 的用户资料中安装了这一应用，你可以授权你的 Blogger 账户允许访问，这样你就可以在任何时候使用 Facebook 更新你的博客。
Ping.fm is another alternative, offering a simple solution to update your Blogger blog (and other social profiles) from a single application. Using Ping.fm you can update via the web, IM, email and other third party applications. It is advisable to use Ping.fm for short posts only as no formatting options are enabled.
Ping.fm 是另一个替代方案，它通过一个应用来更新同步你的博客。你可以在网页，IM工具，邮件或其他第三方应用中使用 Ping.fm，不过这一方案仅适合较短的文章以及无格式文本。
To read Blogger powered blogs from within China对于中国大陆的读者，如果他们想阅读 blogspot 博客的话。
For those wishing to read their favourite Blogger powered blogs from within China, here are a couple of possible solutions:
对于那些希望阅读 blogspot 博客的中国大陆读者，以下是一些可能的解决方案：
Translate Blogger blogs 翻译博客
Using Google Translate or Babelfish, you can circumvent the restrictions by viewing Blogger blogs in a translated page. This ensures that the URL of the site you are reading is based on a different server.
使用 Google Translate 或者 Babelfish，你就可以通过翻译页面绕过网页的限制，这一机制确保访问位于其他服务器上的资源。
Choose to translate from Chinese to English (or whichever translation you prefer) and paste the complete URL of the blog you wish to read. The blog will then be accessible for you to browse recent posts or archives with ease:
Unfortunately this does not appear to work when attempting to access the Blogger home page, so this workaround will not enable you to post from the Blogger dashboard.
Subscribe to “banned” blogs using an RSS reader 通过 RSS 阅读器订阅
It is also possible to read updates from your favourite sites by reading in an RSS reader. Sign up to use Google Reader, BlogLines or Newsgator (none of which appear to be banned in China) and add the URL of the default feed for the Blogger blog you wish to read. This will be in the following format: http://your-favourite-blog.blogspot.com/atom.xml.
通过 RSS 阅读器获取更新也是一个好办法，使用 Google Reader, BlogLines, Newgator 等未被中国大陆封锁的阅读器，将博客的 Feed 地址输入订阅，通常的地址形式为 http://your-favourite-blog.blogspot.com/atom.xml
You will then be able to read the latest updates from your favourite blogs, though unfortunately it may be impossible to comment on these posts since this requires access to Blogger servers.
这样你就可以看到这些博客的最新更新，然而不幸的是你无法评论，因为评论页面位于 Blogger 主服务器上。
Digital Inspiration also offers some interesting techniques to access banned sites from within China in this post.
How to find out if your blog is banned in China
The simplest way to discover if your blog (or website) is inaccessible from within China is to use this free tool from WebSitePulse. Paste the URL of your blog in the window and hit enter. After a few moments, you will be presented with results which show if your blog can be accessed from China and comparitively with other servers from different continents.
使用 WebSitePulse 可及时判断自己的博客是否被封，输入博客地址，你就可以查知，你的博客从中国大陆以及世界上其他地区访问情况是否有区别。
How to find out if your ISP is blocking Blogger blogs
如何判断你的ISP是否屏蔽封锁了 Blogger Blogs
To discover if you will be able to access Blogger powered blogs through your internet service provider, it is advisable to ping blogspot.com using your computer’s DOS ping tool.
你可以使用 ping blogspot.com （这段不翻了，完全是 ping）
If you use Windows, you can do this by clicking the “Start” button and choosing the “run” command. Type “cmd” into the box and hit “enter”. Then type ping blogspot.com into the black box followed by enter.
For unrestricted access to blogspot.com through your ISP, you will see something like this on your screen:
Pinging blogspot.blogger.com [188.8.131.52] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 184.108.40.206: bytes=32 time=329ms TTL=239
Ping statistics for 220.127.116.11:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 294ms, Maximum = 337ms, Average = 323ms
In cases where the URL is blocked, you will likely receive a message like “Ping request could not find the host. Please check and try again.
It seems unlikely that Blogger powered sites will be accessible from within China in the close future, though as we have seen before, such restrictions are usually lifted after a period of time.
看起来在短期之内 Blogspot 不会被中国大陆解封，尽管按照以往的经验，这些限制在过了一段时间之后就会放行。
I hope the information and tips in this article assist those who need to post to their blogs or read Blogger powered sites from within China. Please feel free to offer your own suggestions and comments below.