When I started Blogging in 2004, my Blog was associated with my current Verizon email address. When I moved to Gmail, you would think Google would have made it easy for me to move my Blog as well. But no, I never seemed to figure out how to do that.
Aside from the annoyance of having to change accounts every time I posted, it was not a problem for several years. Not in fact until I took a 9-month break and then tried to start up again.
It seems that Blogger must have deactivated my password after 90 days of inactivity. They were willing to send me a new password to my Verizon address, which of course had been defunct for years.
I am guessing this happens to Bloggers all the time. Many people must change email providers and at some point take a 3-month hiatus from Blogging.
The real kicker was the fact that Google doesn’t make it possible to talk to a human being about anything! After some Google searches, it quickly became apparent that I was screwed. Although my old Blog was still there, it was and will remain without a viable owner!
As a birthday present to me, my wonderful husband offered to set up a new Blog, figure out a way to bring over all my past posts, and make it look somewhat similar to my old Blog. He quickly determined that we should leave Blogger behind and move to a place where one can talk to a real person. He found a company called Squarespace that supported everything I wanted.
I’m less than impressed that Google doesn’t see the wisdom in supporting its customers with English-speaking real people. Sometimes there is no substitute for a conversation with someone in the know. And shame on Blogger for locking me out. But then, maybe it was time to move on!