I am happy here with WordPress. I’ve never had a problem with my blog here. I also have not had a problem with my blog Random Thoughts on tumblr. (www.suzysomething.tumblr.com) BUT, the blogs I have (one is a personal journal that no one sees but me) with blogger have been a headache ever since Google+ decided to get involved and made it nearly impossible for me to get to my own blogs. I’ve had to jump through several hoops every time I’ve tried to get to my blogs…such as changing my password 4 times….and spending 60 minutes one day before being able to get to my own blog. Yesterday I read with dismay an error message that told me my blog had been termed as “spam” or that it might have had some “questionable content” that could be a reason for being blocked by their electronic decision-maker and that I’d need to ask to be reinstated. Questionable content? I don’t think so! I was not a happy camper.
I was especially not a happy camper 2 hours later after trying to find an actual living person to help me. I was referred to a bulletin board forum to see if others had had the same problem and what they did to fix it themselves. I did that…there were 2 comments there and both suggested that I try to “backdoor” my blog by using a different browser, and both said they had been unable to “fix” their issues; neither responded to the comment I left there asking for help. It seems that other blogger users aren’t there there either. Another site I was referred to had lots and lots of comments about blogger and Google+ and most of them were very negative. I’m being nice here and not using the words people used to f-ing describe their f-ing problem and that both blogger and Google should go, well…you get the idea. All this just trying to find out where to go to ask to get my blog back. I never did get an answer to that.
So, today I am looking for a new home for my little blogs. I would really like to be able to get to my journal blog because I use it as a list of things to do and a reminder of commitments and deadlines. I also “plant” some of my creative ideas there to let them germinate…if they do germinate, that is. In any event, I will follow up on my email to WordPress about moving my blogs from blogger, optimistically believing that I will be able to get to them to initiate the move process. With WordPress, I know I’ll receive an email response from someone, and they will be happy to help me. I never did get to an actual person on blogger or Google+—only more referrals to canned responses that did nothing to help me get to someone I could “petition” to “reinstate” my blogs. I can’t get to them and apparently they are no longer available to anyone else. And I can’t even find out what I need to do to get to the place where I can ask to have my blogs back. I’ve completely given up on ever getting to an actual person since Google+ and blogger appear to have been taken over by electronic trolls. Not a happy camper here. Please bear with all the italics…I’m using them instead of shouting.
I’ll keep you posted as the story unfolds. I don’t like blogger and Google+ and I don’t want to play anymore. I’m going to pick up my toys and go home…so there. Oh dear…I’m having the equivalent of a temper tantrum. I hate it when that happens!