So much for the Tweet that they'll be back up the week of the 5th. Here's the new note on their status page:
Happy New Year loyal Blogrolling users (I figure you must be loyal if you are still reading these updates after waiting so long!)…
To recap the story thus far, Blogrolling.com was brutally hacked in late 2008. We decided to take most of the system offline to ensure that no customer data was compromised and that we could still continue to serve blogrolls, but without the capability to add or edit them.
As you know, we’ve been working with our development team to re-write every single line of code in the Blogrolling system new from scratch. During this same period, we’ve also been working on several other really important projects to help ensure that we can continue to pay the bills and keep the lights on for the Blogrolling project, which really is a labor of love for us (its been a free service for as long as I can remember). We love Blogrolling just as much as you do, but we’ve also had to make sure that we take care of our paying customers as well.
We’ve also been slightly slowed down over the last couple of weeks by the holidays. As of yesterday, the last of the major holidays are behind us, and we’re now back hard at work getting Blogrolling.com 2.0 ready for a public beta as quickly as we can. I will post another update next week after our next code review.
Thanks again for all your patient support. We really do appreciate it and will do our best to make sure that BR2 gets online as quickly as possible.