Technorati No Longer Troubled

May 20, 2008

Well, after almost 36 hours, I’ve finally been able to claim my blog at

To recap a little, about 11 pm Sunday night I thought I’d join to help promote this blog–that is one of the advertised purposes of the site. It took about 3 hours and 8 emails to reset my password and to change my ID–because the system wouldn’t recognize my ID and/or password for about 3 hours.

OK, I joined–finally.

Then, I kept trying to claim my blog through the OpenID Method–and when I got to the Complete Claim Step (the LAST step) the system kept sending me to the second step to claim my blog.

I exchanged comments with Support a number of time. I think you can understand my frustration and anger.

Finally, it was suggested I use the Post Claim Method which I have just done. (The Support person said they would investigate why the OpenID Claim Method didn’t work–as well they should.)

And it worked!

Now y’all better start reading my blogs.


Technorati Troubles, Part 2

May 20, 2008

It is now almost 24 hours–and counting–since I first started signing up for That took almost 2 hours–and 8 emails to rejoin and/or reset my password because the system didn’t recognize either my ID and/or my password.

I have been in contact with the Support Staff through a blog–of course–who just recommended I do the OpenID method again. I tried this today another 10 or 20 times–on top of the 10, 20, 30 times last night.

I actually got an error message, twice, regarding the OpenID Method–but then that disappeared.

It was mentioned if I had tried the other methods to do something I quite honestly do not understand. But why should I try something else when the OpenID method works, but the Complete Claim button does not connect to the end of the process.

I do actually get to claim my blog–this blog, of course–but then when I try to Customize the blog details and I click the Finish Button I go back to the claim method.

And I try the OpenID Method once again. . . .and again. . . . .and again. . . .and again. . . .and again.

A few years ago, I tried to join after reading about it in Antonia Zerbezias’ column in the Toronto Star. After umpteen times trying, I just gave up.

I am on the verge of giving up again.

This is a bloody waste of time.