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  1. I started a new blog that I do not want associated with my primary blog. I set up a new email address and tried to invite myself as a user, but WordPress figured me out. How do I make the author of one blog different than my primary blog without setting up a whole new account? I don't want to have to log in twice to check my blogs.

    The blog I need help with is thewaywardcook.com.

  2. At wordpress.com the email address we use to create a username account is our unique identifier and all blogs registered under that username will appear in the "My blogs" drop-down. As you dont' want to create another username account with a different email address you can set a display name or "nickname". http://en.support.wordpress.com/email-address/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/change-your-username/#change-display-name-nickname
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/my-blogs/

  3. I have this problem as well, though I'm not sure if your answer solves the problem. It seems if I change one name, the change appears on both blogs. Also, if you click on the author or admin name on each post, it leads to the other site.
    Yes, I also tried to invite myself as a user but no go.
    Should I delete the blog and start over with a new email address?

  4. @monetinmilford: DO NOT delete the blog, otherwise you'll lose that __.wordpress.com address forever.

    You can transfer ownership of one blog to a second username you have created with a new email address:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#transferring-your-blog-to-another-user-or-account

  5. @monetinmilford
    I'm sorry. I apologize for not being clear. If you want to completely disassociate the blogs you must do as airodyssey has stated ie. create an new username with a different email address and transfer the blog to the new username account.

  6. I have tried to create a new username and use a different email and it keeps saying the username is taken.

  7. Then choose another username. There's nothing you can do if someone already got it.

  8. Thank you very much, I took my new email, and signed up for a new username. I was really happy to see that you can create a username without creating a whole new blog. Then I invited that fictitious member of WordPress to be an author on my blog. yay it worked. I really don't understand why I can't just write in whatever username I want for the author of my post, without going through all that. I am happy for now.

  9. @raincoaster - it's the same as the blog name so I wasn't sure if I couldn't have it because it was being used for a blog (by me) or because someone else had it as a user name (but hadn't used it for a blog which would be a bit strange).

  10. @fairycakemother
    When we register a blog the matching user name is reserved and we have to contact Staff in order to get it. Please contact Staff http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

  11. Thanks.

  12. You're welcome and best wishes with getting this sorted so you can focus on blogging. :)

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