For some reason, Blogger has been playing with me. Not my blogger–YOUR Blogger.
Which means that I’ve not been able to leave comments unless someone had enabled the new blogger (a confusing mess if there ever was one) so that the new format for comments showed up. I am an avid commenter when I’m not grading (which is what I should be doing now, but hey–it’s lunchtime and I’m taking a break). But for about the past two weeks, I can’t leave comments. So I tried to switch to a different gmail, thinking maybe Google had it out for my old one.
Surprise! They’d deleted my alternate gmail address. Just because they can. And no, you can’t have it back. Not even if you click through at least 25 very unhelpful screens trying to figure out why, but getting the same message over and over and over:
Give It Up. We Rule the World. You Can’t Have Back Your Other Email. Now Go Away.
Sigh. So I set up another email to match the web name on this blog, and tried to comment.
I have to set up a BLOG in order to comment. It’s not enough to have a gmail address–YOU HAVE TO HAVE A BLOG. I already have a blog. Like I have about nine blogs. Like I love the digital world except for when I hate it. Which is about now.
But remembering that Google rules the world (which is why when I have to search for a sensitive topic, like why mothers-in-law are the most hated people on the planet, or should I hand piece or machine piece, I go to a new favorite: duckduckgo.com which has a no-tracking policy. You’re welcome.), I knuckle under to their incessant demands that I set up another blog, which if I do all my stuff right should mirror over to this site. And so far, it does.