Those of you who have recently logged out of MyBlogLog may have noticed that logging back in requires a few more steps than normal. This is because MyBlogLog has finalized their implantation of their Yahoo ID login system. Back in early January of this year, it was Confirmed: Yahoo Acquires MyBlogLog for $10 Million and only now are we starting to experience the implementations between the two company offerings.
After logging into your Yahoo ID, MBL is going to ask you to login to your account. MyBlogLog will detect if you currently have an account based on the email address you used to create your Yahoo ID. Simply type in that same email address and password into the provided fields to begin step 2.
Step 2 is the beginning of the merging process. This is where your MyBlogLog account will be merged with your Yahoo account. An important thing to note here is that on this screen, your avatar will be changed to a default grey smiley face so make sure you change your avatar.
Once you take care of that, check mark the legal mumbo jumbo box and begin the account merger. Upon my first try, I was greeted with a big fat ERROR. The error was as follows: LOGIN TIMED OUT. PLEASE TRY AGAIN. I did try again, and again, and again. Each time, I was greeted with the same error. Pressing my browsers back button was ineffective, forcing me to start the entire process over from scratch. Talk about annoying.
15 minutes after sending in an email with no response, they apparently have fixed the issue. My account was successfully merged and I am free to roam about the MyBlogLog community again. I hope your account merger performs a bit more smoothly than mine did.
3 thoughts on “MyBlogLog in Meets Yahoo ID”
Just saw the additional steps : I’m out of MBL. I’ve never liked Yahoo’s authentification system so I’ll pass.
I agree with you, OpenID would have been much better.