Blogger And GMail

Here's a cool little trick that I learned yesterday that maybe a tiny few of you might actually find useful. When I first made the switch on Blogger from their original sign-on to the Google Account based login... I wasn't using GMail at all. So I created a Google account using my own personal email address. Since then, I've gotten a GMail account and created an iGoogle page... which makes it really easy to move around the different Google applications without having to log in to all of them over and over. One problem existed though... I still had my older Google account that I had to use for Blogger. Anytime I wanted to post something I would actually be logged out of my new Google account and into my older one... requiring me to log back in with my newer account after I was finished with Blogger.

You'd think Google and Blogger would have figured this out... but they actually point fingers back and forth through a couple web links... and then the actual solution doesn't work! Ha! Anyway here is the trick I found on a blog all about Blogger... you can invite your newer GMail based account to be an administrator on your blog... once both your old and new account are set up as administrators on your blog... you simply remove the older account from the blog. It's actually quite simple.

Now iGoolge, GMail, and Blogger all log in automatically without me having to do it... and even when I'm making comments on other people's Blogger blogs. Sweet!

Here are the steps:
1. Add a second account, as a blog member.
2. From the second account, accept membership.
3. Make the new member an administrator.
4. From the new administrator account, remove the old account.


Blogger Autie said...

I'm not sure I need to do this. We'll talk.

Just wanted to point out that it has been a really long time since you went for a run...
Me too...HA!

Anyway thanks for the PhotoShop lesson the other night. The pictures turned out great and the evening was a success. I spent the rest of the weekend recovering from my lack of sleep. I was up Thursday night until 2AM despite your lesson.

8/06/2007 10:38 PM  
Blogger Paige Kearin said...

You know all the tricks don't you.

8/07/2007 10:45 PM  

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