**Before I get to the point of this post—I’ll just say, while looking for a pretty picture to post, that has absolutely NOTHING to do with my inadequacy as a blogger,photographer,writer,etc. I found this. It’s lovely. Something about it, made me think of my Momma—and then I realized today is her birthday. She would be 67. I’ve missed having 15 birthdays with her.
Ok…now on with the show (more like circus act) —that is CORN IN MY COFFEE POT!
I have HAD MY blog—I like the name, people know me by that name. I’ve switched blogs in the past—DISTANT PAST…and that was NOT fun.
Well, I tried to connect my blog with my Google+ account--
DOING that messed everything up!
If you’ve know me from the beginning—I’m not one to put all my info OUT THERE. Even when I first started blogging—I was ANON.Y.MOUS! I had nothing remotely related to name AN.Y.WHERE-- Gradually, I introduced myself and started leaving my name on the comments on your blogs--When I became brave, I added my name to my posts! Crazy, I know.
Anyway-- Recently, I connected to Google+.
SCREEEEEECCCCCHHHHH! that is me putting on the breaks. I had been making my usual rounds and what?! to my wandering eyes did appear?
My NAME! My picture!
What?! all over the World-Wide-Web… I was not happy. Let’s just say – it way outside my comfort zone.
I started do some research and found a program offered to Google+ users—called “Google Take Out”. It turns out that Google wants you to create an archive of your Google activity from time to time in order to see where you’ve been and check it for discrepancies…(blah, blah, blah) So—I did that. I created the Archive and I’ve not been able to download it SUCCESSFULLY YET!
You have to download the archive before you can merge your google accounts and make two into one… I say if you cannot get it download, then WHAT IS THE POINT? At this juncture…I cannot even use my google archive the way GOOGLE would like for me to…which is overseeing my account! I’m quite frustrated with it, can you tell?
I had tried to merge my accounts—Google says it CAN be done. I on the other-hand have been unsuccessful TWICE! IT IS NOT as easy as some would have you believe.
So—for now—I write this post as ‘Corn in my Coffee-Pot’ …my DISPLAY NAME.
**I also have my Google+ account and my gmail that is YEAH…PRETTY MUCH SET IN STONE. I cannot delete it or else I DELETE all of this! My creation and home base. (ie: COMFORT ZONE) My journal.
*** I DO HOWEVER, HAVE A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS… firstname.lastname@example.org (It is connected to a completely different Google+ ID…still me, but with a different address. Hopefully, someday soon…all of this will be there on that account. If I can ever get the archive to dowload.
IF YOU DON’T MIND, please make a note of that email…as you’ll be seeing it in your mail box more frequently. I DO ALSO… still have my YAHOO account…with all it’s own set of problems…and the dreaded NEO …whom / which? I despise.
I have a couple of questions for you:
- Do you have your blog linked to Google+ (many of you do)?
- Do you like it that way?
- HAVE ANY OF YOU TRIED Google Takeout and been successful with it?
That’s it for now. I probably told you more than you wanted to know. Just know it’s complicated. If I could give you a tip, a “WORDS OF WISDOM” SPEECH…
Don’t monkey around with the buttons and switches. Period. Leave well enough alone.
Til next time, Be Blessed!
But SEEK first His Kingdom and His Righteousness; and all these things will be added to you. ~Matthew 6:33