Please help me. A few days ago something flashed up on my dashboard inviting me to 'switch' to Google. I don't even know where it came from though I probably clicked on something I shouldn't have. To make it go away I clicked on 'switch' without reading what it was about. Yes I know - more fool me. However, I'm already in Google, I have a G+ account and I log into Blogger via Google so what difference could it make?
Here is the difference it makes:
1. I can no longer comment on other Blogger blogs, if they are using the blogger comment facility, using my Midlife Singlemum name as I like to do and as I have always done. When I'm blogging that's my name.
2. The comment I leave having to use my real name then links back to my G+ page. That is absolutely UNFAIR AND UNACCEPTABLE. When you leave a comment it's a mutual arrangement by which you support the blogger who wrote the post and they and all their other readers can, if your comment piques their interest, click on your name to see what your blog is all about. That's how it works. You pay a visit and leave your blog calling card, not a link back to G+ where I never go and cannot begin to fathom how it all works.
3. The Google menu bar that now appears at the top of my screen when I am in my blog is in the way. It pushes a whole centimetre off the bottom of my screen view. I don't have a big screen on my laptop and I suddenly have to scroll down more often to see things I once had in view.
Please, I beg of you, please and pretty please, could you 'unswitch me' so that G+ gets the heck out of my blog. Please restore my right to sign my blog name when blog commenting and to link back to my blog not G+.
I look forward to your reply,
(http://midlifesinglemum.blogspot.com - in case you need it to re-establish my comment links)
After getting way too upset about a technical issue on the blog - no one died, etc... - big thanks to Sally Whittle of @Tots100 and @Nickie72 from Typcast who showed me where to look. Apparently, you can click on the wheel (top right of dashboard menu bar) and 'revert to blogger settings'. Who knew? Obviously I accidently clicked there in the first place but honestly, who knew?
To all the fine folk at @Blogger and @Google whom I harassed this evening in my meltdown. I apologize for my overreaction. Next time I have a problem I will of course go straight to Sally and Nickie and not bother any of you at all.
I did think of deleting this whole post as one solution to retaining some dignity. However, already one commenter has indicated that she has the same problem and can't get out of it. So I'm leaving all my hot headedness up in the hope that someone may benefit from my experience.
And now for a cup of tea...