Why I chose BloggerWhen I first decided to start my blog I didn't have a clue where to start. So I started with searching for information and it seemed that the most popular blogging platforms to chose from were Blogger and Wordpress. I didn't really have any idea what the differences were, but what I did know was that I was already a user of Google products like Chrome, Picasa and Gmail.
I decided to go with a Blogger blog figuring I would at least have a clue about some stuff and that Google was pretty good at integrating their products which in theory should make things easier for me.
So I set up all the accounts and profiles and stuff I thought I was supposed to set up, including the Purfylle G+ page. But the Purfylle page was rather limited and I didn't seem to be able to use Purfylle as a blog author, nor could I find any information on how to fix this. I gave up and went with the flow for a while and focused on figuring out other stuff.
ConfusionThen someone commented on one of my posts. I was SO excited. My first comment! I figured out how to reply, but the reply was from me the individual, Stella Lee, not from Purfylle my brand. I was worried about how confusing this might be for my readers.
It became even more of a worry when I couldn't respond to comments on my guest post at GCC as Purfylle but only as Stella Lee and that it would be even more confusing for her readers. It's also considered poor guest blogging etiquette to not respond to readers and I did NOT want to be a bad guest.
Then I really stressed out when I read something saying this could not be fixed. I didn't want to have to start over from the beginning because I'd made the wrong choices setting up my accounts. Eeek.
PhewAnd then I found this Tutorial over at PeggyKTC.
I found these instructions to 'set a googleplus password' helpful for step 3.
I followed her steps and of course rushed ahead thinking I knew what I was doing and missed the very important information in step 4 'The invitation will have a big orange "Accept invitation" button - don't click this button!' and had to start over.
I got through it in the end and now I CAN comment as Purfylle! Woohoo!!!
Mission Accomplished. (and yes, I am feeling just a little bit smug right now, which might last until I notice my next blunder)