Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Google & Blogger Fail Again

Yesterday Blogger posted that the custom domain issue had been resolved. So I waited patiently (sort of) but continued to get the 404 error code when trying to access my blog. Meanwhile, back in the forums others were also griping about the fact that their blogs were still down. When I posted my issue in the forum I was asked by a moderator whether I had added a second CNAME. Come again? He then told me to go to my settings and add it. First of all, I have changed nothing in my settings. I explained to him that the reason I bought my domain name through Google is because they SAID I would not have to change anything, that they would do all the re-directing. Apparently after fixing whatever their big fiasco was, they decided we were all going to have to go in and change settings ourselves. Yay...

Now, I am asking myself...why in the world did they not come out with a set of simple instructions to walk us through this? Instead the poor guy in the forum is answering the same question over and over, and becoming increasing short (snotty) with people. Finally a woman in the forum (need I say more?) posted the steps she took to get her blog back up. Unfortunately Google must have sent her to Go Daddy for her domain name and not eNom where they sent me, because I am not seeing the two CNAMES for my blog located where she said they should be. What else would I expect?

So I have sent all the login information and copies of the forum posts out to my daughter in the hopes that she can figure it all out. I really did try to do this on my own, but I just don't get it. If she cannot fix it, then I am done with Blogger. I will see if the blog can be moved over to WordPress.

And the picture here? It doesn't really have anything to do with the post other than the fact that it kind of reminds me of giving Blogger the finger.