I attended a seminar on cyber hacking and sabotage. The speaker is a computer programmer. She explained that cyber attacks are bombardments of bots that overwhelm a page to impede its operation. This is why a targeted web page cannot be found sometimes. It can be why data does not get saved.
I believe this blog has been attacked and that is why I have hardly been able to post anything all year. I think the reason is the political content.
I am working to try to thwart these attacks.