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Editing And Showing Your Google+ Profile

When you have a Google+ profile, and you use it with your Blogger blog, it replaces your Blogger profile - and becomes the public part of your Blogger identity.

Google+ displays your profile more transparently than Blogger displays your Blogger profile. Your Google+ profile is clearly and consistently linked to your Google+ comments and posts, for your readers to view - and it's part of the Google+ desktop, for you to view and to edit. And Google+ lets you display or hide sensitive portions of your profile, with more options than Blogger provides.

As a Blogger blog owner, you can probably find your Google+ profile, as attached to your Blogger dashboard.

All that aside, Google+ is not completely obvious, in letting you view and edit all profile content.

One of the challenges of Google+, and showing and editing your profile, is that Google+ is being updated, right now - and there are now two Google+ desktops.

How you display and edit your Google+ profile depends upon which Google+ desktop you - and your readers - are using.
You can only edit your own profile - and only the currently active profile.

If none of the screen prints, below, look familiar, you may need to look for a Blogger profile.


The Classic Google+ Desktop - Displaying the profile.

You can display your own profile, using the various Google+ desktop links. You can display any Google+ profile - as long as you know the ProfileID, or the account name.

If you (or another person) has a Blogger profile, you will use the Blogger profile display.


Start from the Stream display ("Home").

If your Google+ desktop dies not look like this, you probably have the new desktop.



Click on "Home" and the menu pops up - unlike the new desktop menu. Select "Profile".



And there is the Profile display - and various profile sections, where you click on the "Edit" link.




https://plus.google.com/114025756997654559499/posts
That's me!

If the profile URL includes "www.blogger.com", you'll be looking at your Blogger profile.


The New Google+ Desktop - Displaying the profile.

You can display your own profile, using the various Google+ desktop links. You can display any Google+ profile - as long as you know the ProfileID, or the account name. If you (or another person) has a Blogger profile, you will use the Blogger profile display.


With the new desktop, the menu is permanently displayed - unlike the classic desktop menu.

If your Google+ desktop dies not look like this, you probably have the classic desktop.



Click on "Profile".



And here we are, in my profile. How do I know it's my profile? The "Edit Profile" button - that you click on, to edit the profile. To the left of the button is the circle "i" - and you click on that, to get to the profile content.




https://plus.google.com/114025756997654559499
That's me!

If the profile URL includes "www.blogger.com", you'll be looking at your Blogger profile.


The Classic Google+ Desktop - Editing the Google+ profile.

You can edit your own Google+ profile, using the Google+ desktop. You can only edit your own profile. If you have a Blogger profile, you will use the Blogger Profile Editor.


With the classic desktop, there is no actual "Profile Editor" - when you are logged in as yourself, you have "Edit" links on each section that you can edit.



The classic desktop has profile content organised behind a row of tabs. The default tab gives you "Posts". Profile content is behind the "About" tab.



So you scroll through "About", and find each individual profile section, and Edit as necessary.



Just click on "Edit", in the profile section, and you get the Edit popup window.


The New Google+ Desktop - Editing the profile.

You can edit your own Google+ profile, using the Google+ desktop. You can only edit your own profile. If you have a Blogger profile, you will use the Blogger Profile Editor.


With the new desktop, you start from the Profile Display - and click "Edit Profile".



The profile editor start with a list of all communities - and which you wish displayed. To edit your personal information, you click on the circle "i".


Learn - and understand - what you should expect to change, and to see.

Unlike the Blogger profile, there is no Google+ Profile gadget to display on the blog. If you would like profile detail displayed, you may make your own custom "Profile" gadget, with little effort.

As with the Blogger profile display and editor, knowing what you should see - when properly logged in - can go a long way to identifying many reported problems with Blogger - when a Google+ profile is involved.

And knowing how to use both the classic and new desktops - and the respective profile editors - and knowing how to identify a blog owner - will help you to help yourself. And that's what you should be working towards, as a blog owner.

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