How Dependent are you on Bloglines?

When the Bloglines Plumber is making an appearance, I realize just how dependent I am on Bloglines. Not as a reader, I’ve long prefered a desktop app to a hosted solution for this very reason, but traffic-wise, a site like Performancing relies pretty heavily on the blogosphere’s #1 reader.

The error message they’re showing is particularly ominous:

We’ve had a database multiple hardware failure. We’ll update this when we have more information.

I reckon there’ll be a few sweaty palmed hackers feverishly working on fixing this. And man, let’s hope it DOES get fixed — I don’t know about you guys, but I use Bloglines subscribers as a very rough count on how well a blog is doing, and I’d HATE to have to start over from scratch if they lost everyone’s account details.

Sheesh, doesn’t bear thinking about does it? heh…

UPDATE: They’re back up and running 🙂