Hey Blogger - What's up?!?

I have used blogger as my blog service for over a year now. I have never had a problem I couldn't quickly figure out. Over six months ago, my leadership team members and I ventured into the world of team blogging when we began our professional development blog. We had great success sending back instant professional development from whatever conference we were attending as we all sat in our separate break out sessions.

This year, I developed two new blogs to be used as team blogs. One blog is being used to highlight faculty members innovatively using technology and the other blog is being used to document the travels of a special ambassador for our school. The problem is....these are meant to be team blogs and blogger invites are not working!

Adding team members is supposed to be a simple process, you enter the email address of those who you would like to invite to author on the blog and it sends out a message requesting acceptance from that person. I have sent multiple invites (even to myself to see if it is working) and the invites won't work!!! When you click "help" on blogger it suggests you leave a message at their help center, which I have done. In frequently asked questions, it suggests that you log in on different computers or browsers. I have done that. FOR TWO WEEKS, OVER AND OVER!

I don't know what else to do. I would like to keep all of my blogs with blogger, but the lack of support is unacceptable. I'm hoping someone from Blogger will see this post and help. If not, I guess I need to figure out how to switch over to another service without losing anything. Ugh! What an aggravation! If you have any solutions to relieve my pain - please help!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Melanie,
I just tested by other blog and sent myself an invitation to my gmail account and it went through. Perhaps the server with our e-mails is spamming out the invitaions. I had a similar problem with my class blog for parents who used certain e-mail servers. Your solution may be to use an alternate e-mail or have your invited authors create a free gmail account for this purpose.
Cheryl

Thanks for checking yours Cheryl. It's good to know yours is working...maybe it is certain accounts. I've tried some other faculty blogs and they didn't.
:( I sent an invite to someone at gmail and that didn't work. I'm still trying to be hopeful. :)
Melanie

Mrs. Nash said...

I know it isn't your first option, but I didn't lose much when I transferred over. :)

Mr. H said...

When I have problems like this with blogger I always try to get a new blogger to create a blog. Just a temporary blog so that they are at blogger. Once they have started this blog and saved one post I send the student to retrieve the email and go through the process. This always works. Hassle though.

Thanks for blogging