A few days ago I was complaining about Blogger/Google and their foolish Google+ profile issue. It went away but has returned intermittently. But in trying to resolve the situation I came across an interesting finding.
I had also been asking for my followers to share my blog so that I could get up over 100 followers. Sad for 7+ years into this blog. But I had forgotten I had 2 Google+ profiles. One for Nonsensible Shoes and one for Dean L. My blog posts get published to Google+ under my Nonsensible Shoes profile. It has 4 followers, and it stopped adding the posts in 2013 for some reason.
My Dean L profile has 237 followers and over 3 million views. Holy crap. I publish nothing there from this blog. Am I an idiot or what?!?
So I looked up how to merge the two profiles into one. Google has one. Needless to say, it's a Byzantine process and ridiculously more complex than it should be. That's my way of saying I have not done so, successfully yet. I'm embroiled in something called Google Takeout. Ugh. I have a lot of technical experience but this is just confounding, draining, patience-trying and not fun.