I've been talking about it for months.
And then I decided to just do it.
After watching multiple tutorials and reading many blog posts, I knew what I had to do.
At least I thought I did.
See, I decided to set my blog up with its own domain.
I did everything the tutorials and blog posts said--but it wasn't working.
It reminded me why I don't do blog stuff. I paid someone to design my blog because HTML makes me cry. I know the basics--but if you get into complicated codes and stuff, I don't follow.
"Why won't you work?" I screeched, frightening both the cat and my daughter, who calmly told me, "You're yelling at nothing." (My daughter. Not the cat. We aren't in a Dr. Seuss book.)
I knew I was being ridiculous--but COME ON, I followed the instructions!
"I followed the instructions!" I boomed.
Natalie rushed over and handed me a Hershey's Kiss. She's known me long enough to understand that chocolate helps.
I stuck the chocolate in my mouth and scowled at my screen. I tried Blogger again to see if they were able to establish that yes, I did purchase my domain. No luck. Error again.
I bought my domain through Namecheap, and I have to say, I was impressed with their customer service. I had lamented my problem on Twitter, and they got right back to me. I did a Live Chat and was promptly connected with someone named Vladimir, who said I did everything right. (I pictured the show The Americans as soon as I saw his name.)
"WHAT THE CRAP?" I shrieked.
To complicate things, Blogger gave me different CNAMES to input into my Namecheap account. It gave me two CNAMES at first and then when I got error messages, it gave me new CNAMES that were different from those codes. So which codes do I use? Should I try the news ones? I am so utterly lost. I almost want to go back to the day when I had no idea what CNAMES even WERE. I hate CNAMES! They can kiss my ass.
Apparently it might take up to 48 hours for everything to work. Or the problem might be on Google's side. *Sighs* So hopefully I'll have a regular .com blog soon.
In the meantime, I'll be snacking on chocolate....