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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Blogging Woes

Hello friends.

Can I just talk about some #firstworldproblems for a minute? I'm having some issues with Google-slash-Blogger.

1. The custom domain name I purchased "thestripedflamingoblog.com" expired (unbeknownst to me).
2. I did not realize this until after it expired, of course.
3. I'm unable to login to my Google Apps account OR Google Admin Console to update my payment info to renew it, for whatever reason.
4. To remedy this, I attempted to purchase another domain name and set it up...but am running through a whole gamut of issues syncing that up with Blogger. (of course)
5. I really would love to use my old domain name...and I doubt seriously that someone has purchased it already, right? I don't know.

I just want it to be simple. I would pay for someone to fix all of this, but Google is changing everything and basically just frustrating the crap out of users. Like me.

I kind of just want to throw in the towel. But I love blogging. I guess I'm being a primadonna, because my blog is still readable (even if by the old, no-longer-relevant blogspot address) but all my archived links don't work and THAT'S frustrating. The other frustrating part is that a lot of my traffic or whatever is tied to my thestripedflamingoblog.com url, so starting over with a new domain (or even a new blog) will cause me to lose a lot of traffic and such. I know that's so vain to say...but it makes my heart hurt a little. Sigh. I know, y'all. First world problems. But I just can't help but be frustrated with this. :(

Have any of you encountered any issues lately with Blogger/Google and custom domains or Google apps or have any of you made the switch to WordPress? What would you do in my sitch?

For right now you can use my old blogspot URL to get to my blog or this new domain name I purchased through a third party. If I have to switch everything over to it, I will, but I would love to keep my old one.


~April

7 comments:

  1. Sounds horrible. I would try to stick with your old URL. I don't understand why you can't log into Google? You just don't have the right password?

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    1. My password works for everyting except for the area I need to access to renew. I don't understand why. Some bug thing...but they've also just converted all old accounts to new accounts and made them paying accounts or something ridic. :(

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  2. April, contact Google customer support. I had issues last year and when I finally got in touch with them (I had to email them, couldn't find a contact number), they were really quick and thorough in helping me sort things out.

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  3. Hey girly! I agree with SMD above - just give Google support (or the third party site you used, like GoDaddy) and they will get it all straightened out! Happened to me a few months ago, and the rep from Go Daddy walked me through and checked everything! Good luck! :)

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  4. I am having the exact same issue. I Googled my issues and came across your post. Do you mind sharing with me how you got it resolved. I am so frustrated! Thanks!!

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    1. Hi Sharon,

      Sorry I just saw this. Please email me at aprilanne147@hotmail.com and I'll walk you through what I did. THanks!

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  5. I am having the exact same issue. I Googled my issues and came across your post. Do you mind sharing with me how you got it resolved. I am so frustrated! Thanks!!

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