After chatting with a very friendly “happiness engineer” for about an hour, it appears, dear reader, that my Chrome setup is corrupt. Something about the way it’s set up is keeping me from accessing my blog except through my admin dashboard or reader. This isn’t the fault of WordPress or my computer, it’s something that’s been going on for quite some time and I just haven’t had the energy to address it until now. I’m not sure why this keeps happening. Like, this computer is fairly new, and I just downloaded Chrome (again). But it is corrupt — that’s the only explanation we could come up with. And it seems and I need to set up a new account. Grrrr.
I tried this about a month or so ago, and I failed spectacularly because in my infinite wisdom, I forgot to write down the password I used to create the new account. Not only that, but I did not set up a back up email to verify the account. So I couldn’t log in and Google couldn’t verify that it was me. I spent eight hours setting up that new account and switching all of my other accounts to Google email, only to be locked out. It was, dear reader, enough to make me cry. Luckily, I did have the foresight to document my progress as I went along (except, of course, that one password… *sob*) so it was easy enough, if time consuming, to switch back. But, as I just said, this account is somehow corrupt, so now I have to do something about it.
The alternative is to try a browser other than Chrome, which is a shame because I like Chrome. And I might just do that instead of attempting to create a brand new Google account. I used to use Firefox, so I might see how that works for a while. Or I’ll do a little research and see what other browsers are out there to use and abuse. I mean I’m changing a lot of things in my life right now — and much of it not by choice. Why not this? Hmmm… give me a little while, dear reader. I’ll try and figure this out. Until then. I’ll be over here, banging my head against the wall, because I love technology. I really do. When it works.