Friday, 28 March 2014

Google! What Are You Doing?

A number of us having been experiencing problems signing in to Google Friend Connect.  I have been having this issue for nearly three weeks and of course, Google cannot be bothered to respond to this issue.  When you try to sign in, follow or even unfollow a blog, you may have been getting this message, "We're sorry...
We were unable to handle your request. Please try again or return a bit later." 

I have noticed a workaround for this issue within a Google Forum. It takes me about two to three attempts, but I have been able to follow back a couple of bloggers who linked into my site almost three weeks ago.

Go to your Dashboard.  Where you see your Reading list.  Click on "Add".  
This will take you to the above option.  Go to the blog you wish to follow.  Copy and paste their URL into the space for adding the URL.  Then click on "Follow."  Up at the top middle of your page you will note the word "saving".  You might then get the following message, "You are already following the maximum number of Blogs (300). Unfollow some other blogs first"  Of course, if you cannot sign in, how could you unfollow.  I repeated the "follow" over again if I got the above message and it then worked.  You should then be able to go to the other site and see your picture icon on their blog.

I appreciate this is a ridiculous workaround to the Google Friend Connect issue.  Google have been totally disrespectful in not addressing this issue.  If you have been having this problem, good luck.  I hope this works for you. 

You may well have noticed you cannot comment on this posting.  I should of mentioned that I switched off comments so I could try to catch up commenting on other blogs.  Sorry for any confusion.  I think I'll just blame Google.