This is the worst day of my life.....or.....blogger/google better listen up!
Yesterday, I joined the ranks of "new bloggers", as I mentioned in the "old switcheroo". I said I wasn't going to change the template, but I very foolishly did. If you are computer illiterate, you had better not change your template without expert help standing by.
I saved the old template, as I had been told I could always go back to it if I wanted. I WANT, damnit, I WANT - and they will not accept my saved version of the old template, no matter how nicely I beg. Not only have I lost my statcounter, my newish blogroll and all the little gimmicks I had in the sidebar, but they refuse to reinstate them.
Today, blogger/google has decided (yet again) not to recognize me, except on special occasions - and I can't lock down when those are. It seems they have decided that they will recognize me by my gmail address and new password only once in a while. I had to try it 7-8 times before I got here this time, and now I can't remember how I did it, so I suspect that the next time I try to get into the dashboard, I will have the same trouble again. POOH!
I have read and clicked on every "fix" they mention in their help menus; nothing works. There is no email address (that I can find) to allow you to communicate directly with someone at Blogger/Google. Incidentally, don't you think they should change the name to Bloogle? I do.
I have tried to log on with the old blogger name and password, and I have tried it with the new google name and password (which has been changed) and they still will only allow access to the dashboard occasionally. I know I have the correct address and password, because they DO work part of the time.
One of the supposed perks of the "new blogger" was the quick edit button on the top bar. Well, my buttons don't work - no matter how many times I click them.
Here's what I hope will happen: 1. That Blogger will decide to use its own search feature and look for instances of the use of the name blogger or google, and discover my plea - or 2. One of you will know how to email them directly and will share the address with me.