Wednesday, July 13, 2011

well, um, not so much

I'd hoped to have this blog all set by now. But, no. For some unfathomable reason Blogger makes changing the primary email on a blog a nightmare. I thought I'd figured it out, read the Help forum posts, set up my secondary blog authors for backup, etc. Then my daughter, who's pretty computer savvy, and I tackled the project.
Since we read that you will lose all your photos from Picasa if you transfer the blog administrator email, we set up a Gmail account and transferred all the photos first. Then we meticulously followed the many steps indicated, using different computers and browsers as instructed.
In the end, I have this blog, which confusedly has two contributors--me here and me on the old version. This new one didn't bring my profile or reader list of 317 blogs I follow, but it's on the old one. I had to write a new profile for this one.
I have no idea what's going on and am frustrated beyond anything I can really explain. I don't think I've ever run across anything this convoluted in my life.
Anyway, just trying to change an email because I moved has ended up costing days of my time, and I still don't know if this blog will go poof when I turn my back.
As I promised before I will find you all if I have to start over. Right now, I think I'll go watch a movie and chill.


Donna said...

Oh, you are a brave one blogger O'Brien. Good idea to take a break before your head explodes. My money is on you and Cybele. I'll keep checking in to see how you're doing.

MG Higgins said...

Yikes, what a hassle! Hope your chilling helped and things are better today. Your blog LOOKS good. I'd never know you were having a problem from this end.

Unknown said...

How frustrating. I'm so sorry! I wish I was more computer savvy to help you, but sadly that is not my talent... Good luck!

Phoenix said...

Technology frustrates me like no other. Sometimes I think it's become anthropomorphic and has decided to hate me back.

My solution is doing just what you did: walk away, take a breather. It will get sorted out.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Donna: Head exploding, yes, still don't know what's going on...

Melissa: Thanks. I hope I salvage most of it.

Nisa; Not mine, either, so that makes this a hair-pulling experience.

Tracy: Yeah, I think we share the tech anthropomorphics. I swear, sometimes, it loves to sabotage me.