Thursday, November 18, 2010


I has been a while since I have posted. I know that. A few quick things first though. I may have to take the two blogs down and delete them entirely. It seems my dear husband had created a Gmail account and somehow it has been linked to the blog. He swears he has no idea how it happened and has tried to get it resolved by removing it. It's still there even though I have tried to contact Google, gone to their useless "Help" section and gotten no response or assistance in deleting the damned email account.

I did read one way of doing it was to create yet another new Gmail account, (which I do not want or need and have no intentions of doing) sign that on as another author, then delete my original account... blah, blah, jump through hoops, we're too lazy to help you or just don't care, blah. It's just not working for me.

So I may be deleting the entire thing. My blogger account, the NPD blog, this blog and all of the pictures and links on either one. There it is. If there was any information here that anyone wants to save as a future reference, fair warning, look it up now because soon it will be gone.

I don't expect anyone to freak out over the loss. I also don't expect or wish to create any headaches for anyone by giving a short deadline. I will leave the blog up and "as is" for now. If anyone would like to suggest a deadline or date to delete it, I'm game. Otherwise I'm thinking the end of the year would be as good a time as ever.

Once deleted- I will start over again. I always do, because that is just, what I do. New and fresh and a beginning to go with the the New Year. Until then, I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween, has a Happy Thanksgiving, with much to give thanks for and finally a Merry Christmas.

To all of you who have supported this blog by signing on as followers or posting in the comments- my sincerest and heartfelt thanks goes to each of you. I really have appreciated it! I can be reached via email at


  1. Hey girl! you do what you need to with the blogs.I haven't had much dealings with blogger help ,and it sounds lucky that I haven't.If I need to pick your brain ,no fear I will!New years sounds like a good time to make a fresh start.Wonder what the new blog will be called and what adventures we will go on with you!

  2. Well hell! You want I should take a crack at sorting it out for you?
    There really is no logical or technical reason why your blog would be primarily linked to any account other than the one you originally linked to in the creation of.
    I am not aware of any independent of prompt within this type of programming that would have caused such a change.
    It is possible if you originally linked to say a yahoo account and then later a GMail account was created with your information that there may have been a prompt asking if you would like to transfer everything to GMail.
    But again, that would require a response to a prompt.
    I am kind of smart about these things.LOL
    So if you did not and JR did not you could contact Blogger/Google legal and tech support and create a ticket for tech support to identify the date and time these changes took place and the IP of the prompt activator.
    Everything and I do mean everything leaves a indentifiable trail.

  3. Why is it bad if JR's gmail is linked to the blog?

    Good luck, thanks for the warning, and let me know when/where/what the new blogs will be!

    Hugs to y'all!

  4. Yes, it definitely required a user controlled action. And not just one but many.

    Windows Live Hotmail (previously known as MSN Hotmail or simply Hotmail) has upgraded its user interface to new Outllook lookalike AJAX-intensive interface, and has successfully annoyed many existing users of Hotmail. Gmail turns out to be a good alternative if you decided to dump Hotmail and switch to other webmail service provider. Or for any reason, such as love the features and loading speed of Gmail, you want to transfer and move all your Hotmail email messages to Gmail, there is a very simple way to do it.

    The trick to transfer and move mails in Hotmail to Gmail or vice versa from Gmail to Hotmail is by using IMAP support of Gmail and HTTP server support of Hotmail and MSN. Hotmail is typically a webmail service and Microsoft does not provides free POP3, IMAP and forwarding options for non-paying users. Previously, many users who want to download
    e-mails from Hotmail has to depend on third party program such as Hotmail Popper or third party service such as IzyMail to emulate as a POP3 and SMTP proxy server. With this trick, users no longer need to download and install any third party program to act as intermediary mail server to allow email client such as Eudora and Thunderbird to be able to download messages from Hotmail, which after that can be uploaded and imported into Gmail using Mark Lyon’s GMail Loader. This trick also secure and reduce privacy and security concern as you do not need to provide any user name and password to external party, and the e-mail messages been downloaded and then uploaded to Gmail do not go through third-party servers or other program parsing. You will also get the correct and unchanged timestamps on the mails imported into Gmail from Hotmail.

    The moving of mails from Hotmail to Gmail relies on special email client from Microsoft is actually the same with process to upload and import existing mails into Gmail, with additional process to configure Hotmail account. For this purpose, you can pick from Outlook XP, Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, Outlook Express (in XP or older version of Windows, but older OE does not support HTTP Server protocol) or Windows Live Mail (beta). These mail clients support HTTP Service Provider for Hotmail and MSN mail service, which in essence is the IMAP protocol for Hotmail. Note that Windows Mail in Vista no longer supports HTTP servers that are used by Hotmail and other Web-based e-mail providers.

    To move and transfer from Hotmail to Gmail, firstly, configure and set up your Hotmail e-mail account on one of the supported mail client mentioned above. Here’s a guide to add Hotmail to Outlook 2007.

    Next, configure and add Gmail mail account to the SAME mail client you used to setup Hotmail account by using IMAP access. That means if you’re using Outlook 2007, configure both Gmail and Hotmail account in Outlook 2007, with Gmail account type as IMAP, and Hotmail account type as HTTP. Before setting up, ensure that IMAP has been enabled in Gmail. To enable and turn on IMAP in Gmail, go to “Settings”, then click on “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab. Select “Enable IMAP” and then click on “Save Changes”. Gmail has a comprehensive guide on how to configure various email client to access Gmail via IMAP.

    Once both accounts have been added, inside the mail client there should be 2 mail items or email folders to represent these two e-mail accounts.

  5. Friday, January 11, 2008
    Changing the email address on your blog
    It's actually fairly easy to change the email address assigned to your blog. Whatever you do don't delete the blog. It will take some pleading with Blogger employees to get them to restore the blog for you.

    Here's what you need to do: Login to your blog with your current email address, then click on Settings in the dashboard or from the admin page. Click on the permissions menu item. Add your other email account as an author. Give them admin access, then logout and log in as the other email address. Go back to the permissions page and delete the original user.

  6. I don't think anyone is saying that it is a problem for an account JR made to be linked to the blog GL.
    I think the problem is both CNJ and JR are saying they didn;t make those changes.

  7. So the question remains, WHO did?
    Because this is not a simple one click procedure.

  8. I've dealt with google help so I know of what you speak and certainly understand your frustration.

    Please let us know where you'll be.

  9. Sorry to hear your troubles with blogger. I just found your blog and am reading through the posts. It is not something that just Ooopsie Poopsie! happens, or anywhere as easy to correct either.

    If it all goes, I hope you have saved the photos somewhere. Some of them are quite good. Let us know where to find you if you choose to start it up anew again.