Sunday, 23 December 2007 - 12:01 PM EST
Actually, entries and comments from deleted blogs can usually be recovered because they are kept in some dark hidden space on the AF and Tripod servers lol. Found this out last year helping someone at the tripod club recover a large blog that was mistakenly deleted. It's not easy but can be done- at least to allow copying of old entries and comments so they can be reconstructed in a new blog.
Here's a tip that may help if you ever lose a blog. Take a few minutes and find the unique ID number given to your current blog. You can find it by going into blog manager and looking at the URL when you choose to delete comments or edit entries. It will be at the end. For instance, the link to the comments in a test blog I have here looks like this:
Those two screens in the blog manager (edit entries, delete comments) allow you access to all the comments and entries in your blog. You should be able to bookmark their URLs so that when you're logged into your account you can access those screens from your bookmarks. Or, if you save your ID number in a safe place, those URLs can be reconstructed using your blog's unique ID number and again, when logged in should reach those comments and entries even if the blog itself is actually deleted. I don't know how long they're kept in cyberspace but if caught early, you can still get to your blog text content even if disaster happens.