Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Google, Blogspot, Friend Connect Help!

Wise, sophisticated bloggers of the internet, how do I drop a google friend connect?  I have one that is for some reason pushing through all their posts every time they publish a new one.  Would be just a little bit annoying, but Reader doesn't give me a "mark all as read" option since I'm not "subscribed" to it.

I got smart after a bit and subscribed to blogs in google instead of clicking friends with them.  I tried going in through the google friend connect page, but it just gives me options to manage my blogs.

I'm guessing this is obvious, but I'm overlooking it....

I really am more and more feeling the compulsion to move to whatever platform it is that makes the nice need comment form with name/email/website (i'm thinking this is wordpress) and the ability to reply to a comment, but just seems like so much work and blogspot is so easy.  Except when it's not.  And then it's evil and totally unmanageable.

Is there a hire it done open for basic rather than fancy blogs to get set up as wordpress?


  1. It is not that hard to move from blogger to wordpress. I did it several years ago, and then from a wordpress.com to a self-hosted account. i'm happy to help if you have any questions.

    I never use the google friend connect stuff because of what you're talking about. so annoying, and i never figured it out. argh!

  2. Is it difficult to get links and pictures in old posts to migrate?

    Are there services that will host you on their servers in your own domain? Paul says he doesn't want Wordpress on our servers due to some security issues.

    I figure if I move, I might as well move to a domain instead of within Wordpress.com.

    Happen to know if blogpress or a similar iPhone app works? And where do videos/pictures that you put in posts go since not the default Picasa/YouTube of the google world?

    1. shoot, sorry it took me so long to reply to this! an outside company hosts my blog, so you don't have to worry about doing it on your own servers. (i won't recommend my company, though. they suck.)

      there is a wordpress app for the android, and i'm sure there's one or ios. in fact, i have one on my ipad, so yeah. i host all my pictures and videos at flickr, and i post my pictures of the day directly from there. you can also upload them to your wp account and host them there.

  3. If you figure out a super simple way to do it, let me know!

  4. I found your blog today through Maybe If You Just Relax. You click the MANAGE button, then a list of blogs will pop up. Click SETTINGS beside the blog you want to manage, then click 'stop following this site.' Hope this helps.

  5. JP, you're my hero! I ended up at a page something like http://www.blogger.com/manage-blogs-following.g and could manage the reading list entirely!