Friday, August 28, 2009

How to change email address for Blogger login


"How do I associate my blogspot blog with a new gmail address? I want to keep the content and change the gmail account." (the answer to this will also be applicable for those who have more than 1 blog but will like different PROFILE for different blogs)

This post is for the old Blogger UI (User Interface) and if you are currently facing problems following the instructions in this post because you are currently using the Blogger new UI, you can revert back to the old Blogger UI, then you will be able to follow the instructions in this old post.


If you want to use a different email address, whether gmail or other email address, to access Blogger, all you have to do is to sign into Dashboard and click SETTINGS > PERMISSION and add yourself with the new email address as an author.

Blogger Dashboard Settings  Permission

Now for convenience, it is best you open another browser (see why I have so many browsers in my computer) without signing out of Blogger. Sign into your new email address and you should see a message from Blogger which should be the one containing the invitation. Accept the invitation.

Update: From a commentator: " I tried adding my yahoo email and I made it an admin but I couldn't log in. So, I created another gmail account and viola! It worked"

My response: Actually, any email address will do, not only gmail. Only thing is, that email should have associated with it a Blogger/Google account, and if it doesn't, it is easy to create one for the purpose of becoming an author/administrator


Now go back to your Blogger account in the other browser where you are still logged in and in the PERMISSION tab. You should see your other email address added as an author. Give yourself admin rights. Now if you are sure that you have added yourself with the new email address (I suggest you double check), you may remove yourself with the old email address if you wish.

Update: For those having problems, I hope this comment by Anne can help you:
. For those with multiple emails, gmails, Blogger accounts etc. and currently faces the irritation of having to continually sign in and sign out, read my recommendation on how to easily overcome that below.

I originally had the same problem as some other people. I had my blog with my ABC gmail account but wanted to switch it to my DEF gmail account. Every time I tried the instructions, it still wouldn't let me sign in with my DEF gmail account. I realized my problem: going to Dashboard, then Edit User Profile, then "Email address," I had updated that section to my DEF email. However, once I switched that section back to the ABC email and then went through your instructions, it worked perfectly and I could use the DEF gmail! Not sure if that's helpful for others with the same problem!


If you have multiple accounts and currently is irritated by having to repetitive sign in and sign out, my suggestion is to use more than one browser as different browsers have different browser cache, meaning you can be logged in Account 1 with, say, Firefox while at the same time also logged into Account 2 with, say, Google Chrome and instead of repetitively logging in and logging out, you just switch from browser to browser with no need to log out in any of your browsers.

188 comments:

  1. thanks a lot for this. I was looking everywhere to try and find out how I could switch. definitely appreciate your help.

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  2. worked perfectly, thanks so much for this.

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  3. Thanks...been trying to figure that out for ages. Now I can blog anonymously as my aka and as me. Perfect.

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  4. I still can't get it even though i'd tried your ways to solve the problem. My email address for my blog is different with the email address of my blog's author. For example, i sign in my blog with ABC(email add), but i went to the settings, permissions, i saw the author email add is DEF(email add). And i want to take DEF as my login email add but it's unable to login. Can i know how to solve this? Thanks you.

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  5. Hi Winnie,

    Email add in PERMISSION but can't log in with that email add? That is strange. Are you sure you are not trying to sign in while the other email add is already sign in? Try to sign out ABC first and then try to sign in with DEF.

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  6. Yes i'm sure i'd already sign out my account and resign in with the new email address again. I tried lots of times already, but still couldn't sign in with the DEF one. And i did lots of ways to switch to the DEF email address but still the same also. Sigh

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  7. Your problem is very unusual. Perhaps a screen shot or better bring your problem to Blogger Help Forum where there are Blogger Employees who may be able to diagnose your problem.

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  8. Hi i am trying this but it is asking me to create a blog when i accepted the invitation.

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  9. I went to Google Blogger to get the answer I looked for just exactly you posted here. Theirs did not work, but, yours did! You should get a job with Google and fire those people who don't know what they're doing or talking about!

    Your help was tremendous! THANK YOU!!

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  10. Hi Cynthia,

    Thanks for taking time to express your appreciation. BTW when you say Google Blogger (wonder if we should call it Blogger.com to distinguish it from the generic blogger), are you referring to Blogger Help?

    BTW how did you find this article?

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  11. Cynthia, will also appreciate if you can give me the URL of that page which you said didn't work.

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  12. Thank you so much! Life saver!

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  13. Thank you so much for this! I just switched over my blogs to the email address I use for Gmail so I no longer get logged out of my Gmail when I check on my blog (and vice versa)!

    I also wanted to let you know that I have found your entire blog so helpful. You've made it possible for me to make my blog the way I want it without too much trouble. Everything I've tried from your blog has worked and made me so happy. So...thanks SO much!

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  14. Okay, I went to the dashboard of my existing email id via firefox and added my 2nd email id as an author.. here it says '1 open invitation' with my 2nd email id..

    Now i signed into the 2nd email id's blogger dashboard via IE.. but here it shows nothing new... From where can i accept the invitation to author the blog?

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  15. Thaaanks!

    @winnie
    I think you can only add another gmail account. I tried adding my yahoo email and I made it an admin but I couldn't log in. So, I created another gmail account and viola! It worked.

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  16. You actually don't need to create a gmail address unless you want to because you can use your yahoo email to create a Google Account. Looks like I have to add this note the the post.

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  17. I have actually the same problem as winnie.. I login with ABC gmail, but in my Permission tab, I see DEF gmail. When i try to login with DEF id, my blog isn't there! This is weird..

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    1. Thanks for the info - Worked a treat!

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  18. "login with DEF id"

    I assume you mean DEF id for Blogger. If so, this is an unusual problem different from @winnie.

    Suggest you post your problem over at Blogger Help Forum and would appreciate you give us feedback.

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  19. Thanx guys. This was extremely helpful for creating a psuedonym.

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  20. Hi, thanks for the instructions on changing email log-in. I went through that smoothly but when I try to log-in with my new email, the profile is empty (it is still me), and the blog follows are all gone. So now, if I were to delete my old email, will I see my profile and "blogs I follow" again? Or do I have to set that all up again?

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  21. I would be very careful about deleting anything because if you ever want to undelete, it may be extremely difficult. I don't bother very much with follows but if you want to follow those blogs again those are within your control, just follow again with your new email address/Blogger account.

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  22. Grrr, friggin Google. I sign into my blogger, which signs me onto my gmail account. I don't care about my gmail account, I just use it to make a blogger account. Then it signs me off my Youtube account and onto a different one, which really makes my piss boil. They say you don't need a gmail account for blogger, but it won't let me invite an account that's Yahoo! to contribute to my blog.

    Scallywags, they...

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  23. I think this actually worked. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    I wish it would have stated that you should have a gmail account, but oh well...

    Thanks again!

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  24. I'm having issues! I tried doing what you said. I currently login to my blog with my hotmail account, but want to use my gmail account. I invited my gmail account, and it automatically said it was an admin, and never sent it an invitation. Yet, I still have to sign in with hotmail. I want to delete my hotmail altogether. When I sign in with my gmail, it says I don't have any blogs. Please help!

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  25. Sir... can I make the new author with the same ID or screenname as my original?

    And.... can I somehow get al of my OLD POSTS to be authored by the new author?

    I want Harvey44 to be the author of all posts both old and new.

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  26. Harvey44, just go to EDIT PROFILE and make the display name Harvey44, save and all posts will be what you want.

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  27. Hi Peter! I can't see my Reading List -or- list of blogs I follow from my new dashboard. Did I do something wrong?
    Thanks for your tips!

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  28. New dashboard? What new dashboard?

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  29. Sorry! I probably said all wrong. I wanted to change the email address to my blog. So, I created another google account. Now, when I access my blog through my new google account (or gmail address)I can't see my blog list of blogs I follow. Hope I explained it better this time. :)

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  30. I am through all the steps. I now have two identical profiles and the new one is associated with the right email address.

    BUT

    I realize that all the blog photos - about 1000 of them - are associated with the old profile.

    What happens when I delete it? Is there a way to take all the pictures from the old and associate them with the new, with messing up the existing blog posts?

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  31. You will have to invite yourself (new email) to make yourself as another author. As for followers, once you change google account, you will have to start from scratch

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  32. Harvey44,

    If you are thinking of deleting Google account, don't do it.

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  33. Peter, I have a question, once I have added my new email addy, and made it as an administrator, can I now delete my old gmail addy I dont want to use anymore?

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  34. Yes, you can delete one after confirming the other can do admin stuff like change settings, send invitation etc.. I myself have done it before and had no problem.

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  35. I have the same problem as others in this thread. Email1 is the only admin for my blog, but I sign into Blogger with email2. If I try sign in with email1, I get a blank dashboard and no blog. If I sign in with email2, all is well.

    I use email1 for all my blog correspondence, but have to log out and log in with email2 to get to my dashboard! So frustrating.

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  36. I am not sure about this "admin" but a blank dashboard part but perhaps you confused which email address used to set up the blog. If so, then use email2 to invite email1 to contribute to blog then make email1 admin.

    If for some strange reason you are right about admin having blank screen, I would suggest you use 2 browsers, eg. Firefox and Google Chrome (or Internet Explorer) and in Firefox, you log into eMail1 and in Chrome (or IE) log into eMail2 and use whichever browser that allows you to administer your blog.

    I find having many browsers very useful. See Why you should be using more than 1 browser

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  37. Thank you so much. This worked and it was so easy even for me...lol.

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  38. I tried this but it is not working for me. I accepted the invite but it's still showing as an open invitation. It's also asking me to create a new blog with the revised email address. How to fix? Sorry for confusion. Thanks!

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  39. oops.. nevermind.. just got it to work. thanks!

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  40. The only thing I can think of is to send an invitation again.

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  41. You're awesome! Thanks a million! :)

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  42. what a relief! i was so confused... :) thanks!

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  43. Thanks - very helpful! :)

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  44. Thanks! It is great! You are doing a great job here. Your advice has worked for me. Thanks a lot! A

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  45. This was so helpful, thank you!!

    I originally had the same problem as some other people. I had my blog with my ABC gmail account but wanted to switch it to my DEF gmail account. Every time I tried the instructions, it still wouldn't let me sign in with my DEF gmail account. I realized my problem: going to Dashboard, then Edit User Profile, then "Email address," I had updated that section to my DEF email. However, once I switched that section back to the ABC email and then went through your instructions, it worked perfectly and I could use the DEF gmail! Not sure if that's helpful for others with the same problem!

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  46. Hi Anne,

    Thanks for your feedback. I have updated this post with your comment and hopefully it will help somebody with similar problems.

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  47. I want to change my primary gmail address and migrate my blogger and everything to my new gmail address. But at the moment I do not know how to do this. My dashboard still can only be opened with the primary account. I did add the new gmail to the settings-->author, but when I go to the new gmail account I added I cannot access the dashboard I added it to (very frustrating)Please help if you can

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  48. have you accepted the invitation to become team blogger?

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  49. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! Of course, i had the same problem as everyone else with the 2 separate email addresses, but thanks to Anne, i was able to fix this. I was soooo tired of having to log in and out for youtube, blogger and my actual gmail account! Thank you again.

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  50. Worked perfectly. Thank you!

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  51. Brilliant, thank you so much!

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  52. it is veryhelpful...thank you so much now I changed the email log-in for my blog!

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  53. THANK YOU!!!! It was really bugging me to have my personal email displayed. I googled and your blog popped up. Your instructions were perfect and I have been looking for an item that the vendor brand was posted in one of your ads so I "killed two birds with one stone.."

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  54. worked perfectly in conjunction with Annie's comments!

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  55. Thank you so much for this site! I was having trouble signing into an account that hadn't been updated the other day and was told that I'd have to have a gmail or hotmail account in future, but when I created a gmail account, and tried to use it, I kept getting messages saying a gmail account couldn't be associated with it! (??)
    However, your instructions worked perfectly and I've now deleted the old email address and all is well.
    Thanks again!

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  56. Really very helpful information.
    You people not only helpful but just live to help for other.

    Lots of thanks,

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  57. Thankyou, I also had spent a day trying to change my email address and move all my blogs to one place.
    Its great to see a site with such helpful hints..

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  58. This is AWESOME! I've had to change my email and it wouldn't allow me to change it to my new GMail account but with this tip it worked like a charm. Thank you!

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  59. thank you thank you thank you!!

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  60. Thank you. It worked for me too!

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  61. I must have somehow sent an invite a long time ago and lost it because I see the email account I want to use. How do I resend or accept invite? I am stuck at this step.

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  62. Thank you very much for this suggestion. I have tried it on my www.india-free-online-jobs.blogspot.com and successful.

    Is it tamper my traffic status or can I apply now for adsense? just tell me

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  63. Provide more details without which I cannot help. Maybe better you email me via my contact form

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  64. "Is it tamper my traffic status or can I apply now for adsense? "

    You mean will it affect your traffic? Answer is no. Regarding AdSense, are you asking because you applied and got rejected or they suspended your account because of some TOS violation or something?

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  65. I have added my 2nd.gmail acct and it appears to have Admin priv.s, BUT i have not received an invite to accept in my 2nd.gmail acct.
    Suggestions?

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  66. Thanks so much for this post! I was driving myself nuts before I read this.

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  67. Thanks Peter, that Anne's advice helped me to go through your instructions! :)

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  68. fantastic... saved a huge headache.. needed the pictures as was unsure what to do till found your link.THANK you.Shaz.

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  69. Thank you! I was getting tired of logging in/logging out all the time!

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  70. Let me add to the list of whiners and say, I still can't get it to work. The email I started out with is permanently on the page. I've followed all instructions, added the 2nd email but it's saying you can't have two gmail accounts, only the one you originated the blog with. I've made email2 the admin and it still won't let me sign into the blog. Thanks for any help!

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  71. I myself have never tried using 2 gmails for the same Blogger account, but I suspect Blogger would not allow that because a Google account is normally tied to gmail and with 2 gmails for the same Blogger account, you may end up with lots of confusion. So the remedy would be to use a non-gmail email address for your other account.

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  72. Thank you so much. I initially tried to add a hotmail account and give it admin privledges but that didn't seem to work. I created a new gmail account and it worked as you said. Thanks again and keep the tips and tricks coming.

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  73. MDK, you should be able to use any email address including Hotmail. Wonder why that didn't work for you?

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  74. I have completed the steps and when I try to log in with my new email it says I have to create a new blog. Did I do something wrong?

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  75. Have you accepted the invitation?

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  76. When I "add an author" and put in my new email address should I receive the invitation instantly or does it take a long time? It's been about 15 minutes now and I still don't have an invitation in my inbox.

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  77. You can go to Permission and click "Invite again"

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  78. So I read the post and all the comments and still having problems. Hope this will all make sense. my abc account ends in cox.net and my def account ends in gmail.com. I have one blog with abc account and and I can only make posts with it even though under settings, permissions it has def account as the admin and the only one. If I sign in under my def account it won't let me post on my blog. If I click on my account and then try to change my abc account to the one I want, which is my def account, by clicking change email when I put it in it says "a Gmail address is not allowed to be the primary address of this account." If I click on edit under email addresses and try to add it, it says "You can not associate a Gmail address with your Google Account" I think the problem is I have two google accounts but I'm not sure, of if that's even the problem how do I combine them or delete one? I have spent so much time trying to figure this out so I can delete my abc account and but no such luck! Please help!!

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  79. I also tried to do what Anne said under user profile and my username is abc account but my email address below it is def. How do I change the username?

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  80. The number of almost similar complaints is beginning to make me think that perhaps there is something not right on the side of Blogger. What is/are you blogs' URL

    The more details you can give the better.

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  81. For those with problems, can you please read the update with Ann's comment and also when talking about abc account and def account etc state whether they are gmail or non-gmail email addresses as this fact seem to have a bearing on the problem. If you don't like giving details of your email addresses perhaps you can contact me via my contact form

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  82. Oh brother. I signed up for a brand new gmail account with the sole purpose of opening a blogspot account but I wanted to (for the first time ) to purchse a domain from google so the domain redirect is automatic from google as I have had trouble with this from Godaddy in the past. So instead of www.abc.blogspot.com it will be abc.com. I also got me@abc.com vrs me@gmail.com. So going through the steps i built a blog ( under gmail) and in publishing I opted for $10. Google domain registration. Great. So my blog has a domian URL. I have to log into blogger with the gmail account and cannot change the email address for login purposes which causes havoc because google sees me@abc.com as a gmail address. Every time I go to switch it says a google account is already associated with that email address. No shit. Had I known this I would have stuck with Godaddy. Logging into google apps or email I want to use knocks me out of that blogger gmail account. Frustrating. Suggestions please thanks

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  83. Ran0m, I am afraid I have no suggestion as I never experience anything like what you described. For example, I manage this blog with a gmail address. In this same browser I can be logged into the email address with this domain eg me@bloggertipsandtricks.com and I don't get kicked out from gmail or Blogger. And with that me@bloggertipsandtricks.com I can get into the Cpanel to manage this domain while the gmail will be use to manage this blog. So I don't have your problem

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  84. Oh thank you so much!!! So much more helpful than google was - they didn't seem to realize this might be wanted. Again, THANK YOU!!!

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  85. Thanks for this information! Very easy to follow. I've moved over all my profile info and my list of blogs I follow to the new account's profile. One question, though: I have some draft posts written by my ABC profile. Will these be deleted if I remove ABC as a contributor to the blog?

    I think I may just leave the ABC e-mail until all my drafts get published to be safe, but in the meantime I can't display my profile on my blog--it will be a list of the two "contributors" instead. Kind of frustrating.

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  86. Does anyone know if I will lose all of my photos that were associated with the 1st account when I remove that account?

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  87. It is a big NO NO to deleting Google/Blogger account because you will lose all your posts plus uploaded photos. I may have a post to try to recover. OK found it - Restore deleted Google/gmail/Blogger account but you have to be fast though.

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  88. just starting out a blog and I find your tips very helpful and understandable! Than you so much!

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  89. Thank you so much!

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  90. Thanks for this post. I would very much like to link my blog to the email address that I have been using for blog contact, AdSense, Site Meter and Feedburner, but I am still very wary. If you click on my identity you can see that now there are two mes in the "about the author" widget with me listed as a Team member in each of the profiles. However if I understand you correctly if I remove the first me as an author (associated with my original email address) then the following things will happen:
    1. I will lose all the images and posts associated with the old me author.
    2. I will lose my blogger status ie. on Blogger since 2007 and profile views.

    Is there anyway to get around these problems?

    Can I re-post the old posts with the same images with the original post date?

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  91. Clarification to my question...if I remove my original email/identity in Blogger as an author will I lose my images and posts that I uploaded with that identity? I will still be using this email address and identity for other things just not my blog so the gmail account associated with that original profile will not be deleted/disabled but it would be disassociated from that blog.

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  92. For Kristin: refer to Tower crane constructed with LEGO bricks.

    That photo was uploaded with a different Google/Blogger account which subsequently was removed. You can see that uploaded photo (and blog post) are still there, not deleted.

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  93. Kristin if you just remove yourself as an author in the 2 authors blog but don't delete your Blogger/Google account, your images will remain.

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  94. For Kristin, I suspect that all including draft posts will be exported. But there is nothing that can beat an actual test, so create a test blog with some draft posts and try exporting them, then delete the original test blog. If you actually do that test, would appreciate some feedback on your success.

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  95. I have two gmail addresses. Under x@gmail.com, I have my Gmail, my calendar, my Google Reader.

    Under the other gmail address, y@gmail.com, I have my blog. I have the first e-mail address, x@gmail.com, added as author/administrator. This works fine. I'm able to post to the blog from either e-mail address. But I can only modify the template, etc., if I'm logged into y@gmail.com. Then I have to log back into x@gmail.com in order to use my Gmail, calendar, Google reader, etc.

    Is there any way to migrate the blog at y@gmail.com over to x@gmail.com? I'd just like to stop having to log out and log back in again whenever I work on the template.

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  96. Simple if you just want to use x for both Blogger account - get x to invite y and then make y admin.

    The way I do it, I have more than 1 Blogger account and I use different browsers for different accounts and I don't need to log in and out etc. This is one of the many reasons why I recommend installing many browsers in your computer.

    Eg, I would suggest you use, say, Google Chrome for x@gmail.com and at the same time logged into y@gmail.com using Firefox browser and you don't have to login logout like what you are currently doing.

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  97. ohhh!!thanks so so so so much for the information!!!its really helps!!!

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  98. Thank you so much!! Couldn't figure it out myself.. that worked perfectly!!

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  99. I cant make my new added author as admin. How? I can't remove the old author as well :(

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  100. This still works. Thanks!

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  101. First time i am hearing this. Could this be because the 2 email address shares the same Google account?

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  102. ABC? DEF? I tried the generic instructions to no avail. I want to change the "sign-in" email address, as in assign a new email and delete the old for good, no longer associating the old with the new email or old blog account, nada, fin... MY supposed DEF account shows as admin in the ABC settings, but I can't access any blog settings through DEF to make any definite changes from there. Now, instead, I have two email accounts attached to one blog. Maybe the issue Winnie had is not so rare as you perceive or the generic instructions are too generic.

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  103. Did you succeed in making DEF an admin? And after making DEF admin you still not able to access settings? If that is so, I am afraid that is as far as I can help. Perhaps you can try posting your problem over at Blogger Help Forum - login issues and will appreciate you coming back here and post the thread URL or update us when you find a solution.

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  104. Thanks a lot, couldn't find it anywhere, realy have to just say thanks ;-)

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  105. Hi, I've done what was outlined above, but the problem is that as an 'invited' author using my second gmail account, blogger doesn't allow me the same permissions (stats and all the other backend)- it only allows me to create new posts and even then, the editing and formatting is limited...any ideas?

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  106. Obviously you missed that portion about making yourself an admin in addition to being an author:

    "Now go back to your Blogger account in the other browser where you are still logged in and in the PERMISSION tab. You should see your other email address added as an author. Give yourself admin rights. Now if you are sure that you have added yourself with the new email address (I suggest you double check), you may remove yourself with the old email address if you wish."

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  107. Peter ... I've still been hesitant to try this but I need to take the plunge. Will there be any implications for my google analytics or google adwords account?

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  108. Because I am not a user of adwords and also haven't tested it with Google Analytics, take my response as an educated guess.

    1. Google Analytics if installed into your blog script using codes obtained from GA website using a particular Google account will continue to be accessible via that same Google account. Not too sure about the stats in the Blogger Dashboard though which can easily be checked out with a test.

    2. Not too sure what you are apprehensive about the adword account but in any case don't feel competent to comment. Will appreciate feedback from you if you decided to go ahead.

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  109. Peter...Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Thank you for your advice. Switching to the new email address worked fine. I didn't delete the old email/blogger account and all my posts stayed. I didn't end up doing any experiments but thank you for the suggestion. I spend as little time as possible working on code and managing stuff and as it is it takes more time than I have! But it is fun! Now I'm working on another problem but need to find the right place to post the question. If you look at my blog About & Shop page I bet you can guess what it is....that annoying thin line between the columns I've gotten rid of!!!

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  110. I tried to do this tonight. The email I want to switch to is my custom domain/google apps email. It didn't work - google is telling me that I can't use a professional account with a personal account. Not sure if there is a way around it.

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  111. Sounds like it is your AdWord account that is the problem.

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  112. I added my new email. forgot to make it admin, so I logged in as author. I saw that I didn't have authorities as many as the admin. so I checked what i've missed.
    now as I made my new email admin, is it really okay to delete my old email? or should I let it have two admins?

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  113. maybe I know what Joanne problem is.
    your new email will show up as 'author'. on the right side of that you can see 'previlage admin', click that. and you will make your new email, admin.

    I still haven't delete me old email until I'm sure it won't affect anything on my blog. may be I will make a test blog as you suggested. later when I had time.

    thanks for this info. it really helped me.

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  114. If you trust all the admins you have added there is really nothing wrong with having more than 1 admin. Remember though, any admin will have the right to edit settings, even delete the blog.

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  115. Hello peter. what should i do to off permanently my blog?

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  116. Are you willing to delete your Google account? Think carefully for deleting Google account have far reaching consequences and photos uploaded to Picasa will all be lost and it may very difficult, I think impossible, to turn back the clock. Other than than, maintain your Google account but delete all your posts and edit your Blogger profile to be almost blank or with false info.

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  117. I followed your instructions step by step.Also followed Anne's method. But still there is no invitation message to my DEF gmail account. What's wrong?

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  118. Thanks for the post, exactly the information I was looking for. =)

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  119. I was looking to change the primary source of my blogger email, and this told me exactly how to do it. Thank you!

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  120. Thank you so much... this really is a very very helpful tip. Really needed it.

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  121. I've been trying for ages and it was so simple! Thanks a bunch!

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  122. but how can i delete the old one

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  123. Sign into Dashboard, click Settings tab, then at the top, click Delete blog

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  124. Thank you so much, I was really stuck on this!!!!

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  125. Thanks so much! It took forever to for me to get the "two browsers" thing. It worked perfectly once I did that. But the "Blogs I Follow" are not showing up on my dashboard. Is this change forever, or something Blogger will work out in a day or two?
    Thanks!

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  126. We have been told about some User Interface changes for all Google products including Blogger. Not sure if that is the cause of the missing followers

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  127. thank you so much. this has been very helpful.
    thank you! ;)

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  128. Thanks for the tip.
    I made a new gmail account, that s the annoying part (as I have so many :) ) but it is fine now.

    Best

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  129. i've accepted the invite, but i'm still not appearing as a blog author? I had to make a google account to go with my hotmail one to "blog" as it says in the invite, but even when I do that, it still doesnt work! Help please! (:

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  130. Perhaps you can test it with a different email address (gmail perhaps as then you don't need to create another Google account) and test it out. You can always remove yourself later.

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  131. When I add another author it doesn't send an email to my gmail account. I tried it with my junk mail account and it sent it there. Any ideas?

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  132. If you are the current admin it wouldn't send an email to you, only to the email you invited which it seemed you succeeded with the junk mail

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  133. Thanks SOOO much!! This helped me change everything over and even though it's a hassle (too bad Google didn't make it easier to link their two accounts into one. I'm just happy this worked! Thanks again!

    http://withflowersinhair.blogspot.com/?spref=fb

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  134. Thank you so much for posting this! GREAT HELP!!

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  135. Hi Peter, can you help me with my problem in my gmail account. I am trying to apply adsense and analytic in my blogs, but it was rejected , how can i use another gmail to monetize from the blogger. thanks...please email me...at honeybeesantiago@gmail.com

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  136. Anyone can use Google Analytics but for Adsense, you have to give them an approved website/blog with good content. It does not depend on the gmail address.

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  137. Dear Sir,

    I am fed up trying to change my user login email ID. Can you help me. I can see a new email added as an author, but I cannot give it any admin rights or delete the old one. How do I give the Admin rights to the new account. I have been trying hard for hours to get my current email ID out of login as I have to give an access to a friend to the site to do something. PLEASE HELP ME

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  138. You will have to do that while logged in for the original Blogger account, then Dashboard > Settings > Permission

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  139. thank you. helped me alot :)

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  140. Hoping Peter you are still checking this thread, because Kristin's question above (her first version of it) contains something impt I hope you can address: if I remove an account/email address from the admin privileges of my blog, do the stats in that account's blogger Profile disappear, such that you can no longer see "number profile views" and "Member since..."?

    Basically, I want to disassociate the original profile from the blog and transfer the blog to another, newer profile. But I don't want to lose the old profile.

    I've already done the steps, above. (Very clear!) I just haven't "removed" the admin privileges of that originating profile, because I don't want to lose my stats! I hope this makes sense. thanks so much.

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  141. If the email add (username) you want as the profile for your blog which now have 2 admin (ensure that it is so) you can remove the original profile without affecting its existence. If the original profile (username) no longer have any blog associated with it after removal, then when you log into that Blogger account, it will just tell you that you have not created a blog and request you to do so. That is my understanding of how it works with the old as well as new profile.

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  142. just great, man! thanks a lot, this solved my email sign-in problem!

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  143. Thank you so much. This really helps. (:

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  144. I followed your instructions and successfully added my new account as admin. however, even after I deleted the old email/google account from my blog, I'm still receiving emails to this account about comments. do you know how to change this? thank you!

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  145. For old User Interface
    Dashboard > Settings > Comments

    For new User Interface
    Dashboard > Settings > Posts and Comments

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  146. You're awesome. THANK YOU!!!! Worked perfectly.

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  147. This is what I have been looking for! I recently changed my email from hotmail to gmail and was getting so tired of signing in and out of google. Thanks!

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  148. Ok here is my problem.
    I was able to add my new email as a author, however when i go to delete the other one as admin, under permission it just pulls up this screen that says "you are an author of this blog" with no option of changing admin. How do i change this?

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  149. Be more specific with your question like for example mention of email 1 and email 2 and if you are using 2 browsers to do this task rather than signing in signing out and in again etc etc

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  150. HELP!!How in the world do you make this new email address as an admin???? I don't see an option for that anywhere> this is so frustrating. why do they make it soooo complicated???? blogging used to be so simple... now it seems to be the hardest thing on the web.

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  151. Yeah I too am irritated by the makeover via the new User Interface and at the moment too cannot find the place to add author/admin. Check back later

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  152. Alternatively, if you can't wait, revert back to the old UI and you will be able to follow the steps in this old post to add author or admin.

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  153. I have a related but different (and infinitely infuriating) problem. When I signed up for my Blogger account (July 2011), I was using web mail (q.com). Last weekend I decided to switch to Gmail and opened a Gmail account. Here's where my troubles began:

    (1)-Google's robotics then automatically changed my Blogger log-in credentials, replacing the q.com email address -- the Blogger address of record -- with the Gmail address. (2)-This of course locked me out of the blog. (3)- The process of getting around this barrier -- of figuring out how to do it -- then destroyed the rest of my weekend, probably at least 32 hours of frustration before at long last I was in. (4)-Going to Account > account settings > email addresses, I attempted to change to the Gmail address. (5)-Blogger refused to accept the change, the pop-up message stating the Gmail addresses are not allowed with this account. (6)-Finally -- in rage and despair -- I cancelled the Gmail account. (7)-Now though I am haunted by the ghost of the dead Gmail address: every time I try to access my Blogger account, there it is as a sign-in credential, though now at least I can delete it and replace it with the q.com address.

    I actually want -- have a need for -- a Gmail address. But given this experience, especially the Blogger lockout, I don't dare try again.

    Any suggestions?

    (Yes I have a separate Google account, but when I tried to combine that with the new Gmail account, I got the same refusal: Gmail address cannot be used with this account.)

    Crazy-making to say the least.

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  154. Where's my question? Why is it being suppressed?

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  155. I have multiple email addresses but can be logged into all of them simultaneously by using different browsers for different email addresses. Why don't you try that.

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  156. Thanks for the info Peter. I would meet you when I come to malasiya before I/you were gone :D

    @Everyone: Follow the instructions exactly and it works very fine.

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  157. It worked!! You are AWESOME!!!Although one can add author in the new blogger interface, granting admin privileges works only on the old interface. Thank a lot.

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  158. I want to change my blog email address from my personal to one i create for my blog. do i have to delete my on my personal and create a new one on my new blog email. Please i need help.

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  159. Thank you so much for this, Peter. It worked well for me. :)

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  160. D.A.B.A, you don't need to delete any email accounts, just change the email address for login that's all. It is never a good idea to delete any account because you may never know when you may need to access it.

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  161. Omygosh!!! Thank you so much for making my life a million times easier! Wonderful, clear, correct instructions!!! =D

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  162. Thank you for this awesome information, so easy to follow and it worked!

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  163. Will I be able to view the private blogs that I had been invited to read?

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  164. If you have been invited and you are at the same time logged in, you should be able to view the private blog you have been invited to.

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  165. Hi,

    Thanks its working. Great info to share!

    Zimbra

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  166. Hi Peter, i have a problem where i switched myse,lf to just an Author instead of Admin. Now of course, i can't allow myself back into Admin. Is there any way i can make myself Admin again?!? Thank you

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  167. Is there another author or admin for your blog?

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    1. Yes i have one other author and two other admins. Would they be able to switch me back?

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  168. Then your solution is very simple. Just ask anyone of the other admins to switch you back as admin.

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  169. Worked for me 100%... thanks! Whew!

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  170. Bless you for this--solved a huge problem that was stressing me out. Thank you. THANK YOU.

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  171. Very glad it worked for you Katie

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  172. a friend who didnt realize all the trouble it was going to cause, added a gmail acct to set me up with google talk. (he didnt realize i had a gmail acct that i never ever use, but am required to have to use the Tmobile phone playstore to download android applicatins). instead i use yahoo for everything, and never get gmail except on my phone from that playstore. here's whats really irritating me, somehow the gmail acct he created attached itself to my blogger profile. and now every time i comment on someone elses blog, i cant get mail sent to my yahoo anymore, instead it sends it to that gmail acct he created i dont use. i never see mail unless it comes to me on yahoo, and i LOVE yahoo since i stay logged into yahoo messenger on my laptop and always see all incoming new emails id otherwise not know i received. now i can still login to my blog with my yahoo since its listed as an alternative address, but it just wont notify me of new comments there when i post on others blogs. This has really been annoying the hell out of me. and ive tried to remove the gmail address from my blogger acct, but it wont let me, it requires me to keep the gmail address, says it CANNOT be removed as the primary email. in the old days all was fine when all i had was the yahoo email i used with my blog. i dont know how to fix it, and for gods sake if im required now to have a gmail acct, at least i want to switch it to one i actually use. i wont get mails on my laptop, but i will on my phone at least. i considered just deleting my google acct, but i was afraid to do that, because my blog is very popular about my life grinding lowstakes poker and been around for over 2 yrs, and i was terrified it would delete the blog entirely if i deleted the google acct and just started over. is this true it would do that? how do i fix things?

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  173. Don't delete your Google account or you will lose your blog.

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