Tuesday, December 18, 2007

blogger hack

A while back I did an internet-practice overhaul... I switched to Firefox as the browser of choice, and drank the Google cool kool-aid, which has had a profound impact on my life and productivity. Got myself a gmail address - burnsie512 {at} gmail.com - and I'm off and running...

Well, when I started blogging back in the day, I signed up for a Blogger account under my old Yahoo email address, so when I started using my Google account as my webernet profile of choice, I found myself in this peculiar position of doing everything EXCEPT blogging under my Google identity. I would spend my days browsing around on Firefox, loving my iGoogle page, but when I needed to blog, I would open up crappy old Internet Explorer and do my blogging... all this so I wouldn't have to go through the process of logging out of Google, and then typing usernames and passwords to log into Blogger with my Yahoo address - this had to be done because Google bought Blogger and they were talking to each other, and Blogger isn't able to automatically switch profiles for me. So I was left with quite the conundrum, and it was extremely annoying.

Well, just today, I figured out a hack which proved to be the answer to all my problems, and just in case there's another suffering the weight of two Blogger accounts out there, here is the method of relief:
  1. Log into your existing blogs and send a Contributor invitation to your Gmail account for each of your blogs
  2. Log into Gmail and accept the invitations to contribute
  3. Log back into Blogger using your old account name and switch the permissions of your Google accounts to ADMINISTRATOR
  4. Staying in your old account, remove your old account name from the Contributors list of each of your blogs
  5. And finally, log into Blogger using your Google account, and your set to go - you've effectively made an account swap of your blogs
I'm happy to say that from now on I will be posting from the comfort of Firefox, under the pretext of my Google account.

3 comments:

uncle tim said...

dude, kool-aid is spelled with a 'k'. That's two posts you've done it in, and I'm surprised he hasn't shown up at your door, or rather, busted through your wall and kicked your butt. Just watching out for you man.

burnshead said...

haha... good point, and good catch, and thank you, and so am i.

holzbau w├╝rzburg said...

Good Job! :)