Now I panic everytime I start to leave a comment on someone's blog! Will it be a simple case of asking me if I want to post it as Bagman and Butler or if I want to be anonymous. Or -- GASP -- will it give me a series of options to post as my Google Account,WordPress, SomethingID, or "Name and URL"??? Or something else.
None of these work for me! I know I have a Google Account but everytime I try to post a comment through it, it tells me I don't have access to my account. Although I do. I guess just not to make comments. Sometimes, if I really want to leave a comment, I go back and copy my URL and use that -- trying to remember that I need to make sure I identify who I am. Sometimes I just give up and don't leave a comment.
Worst of all -- I just realized that my own blog does that to people trying to comment to me! I didn't do that! I want the old way back! And I can't figure out how to change it.
Then I go to my Yahoo mail and there are requests for me to be Linked In or befriended on Facebook, which I still don't understand. And somehow, Facebook has now invaded my Blackberry -- (Yes, I have a Blackberry despite the fact I'd rather have my old Droid back) but in any case, it beeps constantly now with email messages, most of which connect me to Facebook instead of Yahoo mail.
How did that happen?
I have managed to figure out how to disable three different programs that automatically tell the world that I'm available to chat the moment I turn on my computer.
Call me antisocial but while I actually like most people I meet, I don't really want to talk to everybody all the time. Particularly since most chats and tweets are like elevator conversations: "Hi. How about the weather these days? Check out my Facebook page. I'm doing well, how are you? Blah blah blah."
And no, I don't want to monetize my blog.