Friday, June 12, 2015

Guess Who's Part of the "Reply Blogger Club?"

This girl!  Well, I'm pretty sure this girl. (I will cry if I'm not)  Before joining the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers, I didn't even know what a "no-reply" blogger was.  Actually before last night I didn't know there was such a thing.  But I was quickly learning that I was one.  Gasp!  That is 100% not what I wanted to be.  I started blogging so that I could connect with other quilters and chat about the art I love so much.  With the help of several people I finally figured out what was happening.

The problem had to do with the fact that my Google+ and Blogger accounts were connected.  (If I remember correctly, I set them up at the same time)  I was pointed to this post at Sew Many Ways so that I could fix the problem, but when I clicked on my picture in her first step, I did not get the same options.  I couldn't find my blogger profile and I was beginning to think it was abducted.  After an hour or two of playing around (and walking away when I was frustrated) I finally found the answer.  I had to un-connect my two profiles.

I started off by clicking on the Cog

Next I chose the option to "Revert to Blogger profile."

Then I followed the instructions on the next two screens.

I switched to the limited Blogger profile.

Entered my desired display name and continued on to Blogger.

Then I was taken to a stripped down version of the dashboard I was use to.

This is where the directions from Sew Many Ways kicked in.  I clicked on my name...

and chose Blogger profile.

Next clicked the Edit Profile button.

Now the important part...make sure that Show my email address box is marked.  After that I scrolled to the bottom and saved my changes.

Then I returned to the blogger screen and clicked on the Cog again.

This time I clicked on Connect with Google+ and followed the instructions.  Then I was back in business.

Thankfully, my new friend Ashley @Crafty Ashley B was kind and patient enough to let me keep posting on her blog until I figured out what I had to do.  And also a thanks to Eleanor@ Cat Approved Quilting and Sandra@Musings of a Menopausal Melon for letting me try test posts to their sights as well.  Now all I have to do is kick back and wait for my Reply Blogger Club Tshirt and key chain to come in the mail.  It's a hard club to get into....just kidding.  

If you were struggling like I was I hope this post is helpful.


Stitchin At Home said...

I'm glad you got this figured out.

Crafty Ashley B said...

Great post! I was (and still am) happy to help all my fellow bloggers!

Anonymous said...

I had exactly the same problem! I took the same steps as you've outlined and things are all okay (hopefully). The only thing I didn't do was re-link my Google+ account, maybe I should do that too? Glad you managed to get it sorted out. :0) xx

Afton Warrick said...

Hello, I'm visiting from the New Quilt Bloggers Hop; I participated last year. I blog over at I too had this same problem. I thought Google + would be helpful, and had no idea that I was creating problems for myself. To make matters worse, I was trying out whether I could establish an account for the quilt guild, and now I'm stuck with the guild e-mail as the unchangeable one for my account. Arggggg! At least I'm not a no reply blogger any more.

Terri Ann @ said...

Great post Tish, so wonderful that you were able to share your fix with everyone else. Here's a fun tool that might make things like this easier for you in the future: Lightshot: It's a Chrome extension that help take screenshots and let's you draw arrows, add text and then save the image to your desktop.

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