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Sunday, August 21, 2011

You don't have to leave Blogger to avoid Google+ issues

Mom and I have been spending the afternoon redesigning my blog a little and working on our blog reading. After reading George the Duck's post about Google+ and their real people policy AND because mom was already having problems because they kept thinking she and I were the same person, she decided she had to solve the problem.

We did one simple thing - we changed the Google profile for her email to her and not me. This did not mess up my blog. It didn't even change my blogger profile. There is also no link back from my blog to mom's Google profile. So all fixed and no future problems.

For my pals that have left for Word Press - please be sure and add an RSS button to your blog so I can subscribe to you. Or, add an email subscription link. Mom has a terrible time keeping up with reading blogs but she always reads her email!

In fact, for my pals still on Blogger, did you know it is really easy to add an email subscription link to your Bloggie? It is easy to set up AND you never have to do anything. You can see how many people have subscribed to you that way. We were sorry we checked today because it hasn't been that successful but then we have been very bad about posting lately. I'm sure many people prefer Google Reader but for peeps like mom and me, it would be nice to add the email subscription.

If you use Blogger, all you have to do is go to the design page, click ADD A GADGET where you want it and the Email subscription gadget is on the top of the list!

Oh and let me know if you like the new look. I'm still working on some color issues.


Backcountry Brodie said...

I did it Yoda! I have the pee-mail sign up thingie on my bloggie now. Thanks fur pawing that out to me! I has to go show mom how to put it on her bloggie, too. And your new blog remodeling looks WOWSER WOWSER fabulous! Eggsept fur we is not matchy no more.

Two French Bulldogs said...

we sure like your new page
Benny & Lily

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Golden Thanks ... we are a bit confused too when we joined. Now worried so ... we just did option 1 to not visible on search.
LOVE the changes you made on your blog. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Yoda, your blog looks grrrrreat. I did not even know there was a problem with blogger/Google like that. THANKS.

I don't like getting the email thingys though. I just read right on my dashboard page.

Cathy Keisha said...

Your blog redesign looks really nice.TW has her mail acct on gmail; mine is on hotmail. We want to leave Blogger because it's down too much. Either my followers don't show up or some other problems. As far as Google+—Pfftttt!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love your new page it is very smart!

woos, Tessa

Emma Rose said...

Love the new look. Thanks for the info on the Blogger/Google thing. We have the same problem here so we will try that!

Emma Rose

Mariodacat said...

ZOWIE pal - your bloggy looks super. I love the new look. Like the green background too where the writing goes. It's easy to read and M has old eyes, so something she can read is a good thing. I htink I'll use your advice and add the email thingy too. I get the Commments that way. Thanks for all the good tips. I'm not on Google+, so hope I don't has to worry. I'm hoping they don't mind ladycat's email name - if they do,we is in big trouble cuz M not like to use her real name.

Prudence said...

Love the new look Yoda! And thanks for the advice, just added the email gadget to my bloggie! Now to get after mom to post more. I have so much to bark about, know what I mean? Barooooo!

Anonymous said...

The new look is FABULOUS! Good to see you again :D

Waggin at ya,

Dexter said...

Thanks for figuring all that out. Google can be so temperamental at times and there are so many rules about dogs blogging, people blogging, whatever. Your blog looks fantastic too.


Brian said...

Your blog looks terrific!!! I left Google a while back, but your idea sounds pretty darn easy.