Changed Username and now cannot add a blog to it

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    I changed my Username and ticked to discard the old address and have a new blog with the new username. I now have a new Username but no blog, and if i try to set up a blog with the new Username it says that it is already taken. I have logged out, cleared browser etc and it still states quite clearly that I don’t have any blogs. I want a blog to match the Username but it just won’t let me.


    Member is no longer available.
    The authors have deleted this blog.

    I’m sorry but reclaiming a deleted blog URL is not possible. It takes bypassing 3 warnings that blog deletion is irreversible and clicking a confirmation link in an email to delete a blog for good reason ie. deleted blog URLs are not recycled.

    You can register another blog with a similar name.

    Or you can register a domain via a domain mapping upgrade and it will not matter what the underlying address is.


    You have misunderstood. I changed my Username to serenitymeadow and i ticked to have a blog to go with it but the blog never appeared and it says i don’t have any blogs. If i now try to add a blog with the name serenitymeadow it says the name is taken, of course it’s taken…by me!



    I clearly understood you and I’m sorry but my answer is correct. Blog names are the same as usernames for the most part. Usernames can be turned into blog names, but blog names cannot be turned into usernames.


    I have deleted nothing. I changed my username and was not given a blog to go with it. Surely staff can confirm that i have never deleted any blog attached to this name because one has never existed. I changed to this Username yesterday and was not given a blog to go with it as i requested.



    I have several blogs that do not match my username. Nothing prevents us from registering such blog URLs. If another blogger registered that URL in the past and deleted it, then it will not be available as deleted blog URLs are not recycled here.

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    I got this Username yesterday and ticked to have a matching blog, but the blog never appeared. It’s as simple as that. Thanks for modlooking it as staff can confirm I have deleted NOTHING and there is an error somewhere.



    I have deleted NOTHING and there is an error somewhere.

    I did not at any time state that you deleted the blog in question. Please be patient knowing it’s the weekend and there are many waiting for Staff help. They most likely will not be able to reply until next week.

    P.S. Note: doesn’t exist and can be registered.


    I don’t want serenitymeadows I want what I asked for when I changed to this specific Username, but thanks for telling me anyway. Your answers did actually imply that I had deleted the blog which I have not because the blog has not even existed on my account yet, and if it has existed previously, with someone elses account, then I should never have been allowed to have this Username. I will wait patiently for staff thanks.


    Still waiting for an answer. It would be quicker for me to just go to a different blogging platform to get a blog.


    Still waiting. I require an answer as to why I cannot get a new blog to match my new Username as I requested. What was the point of me changing my Username if I can’t have a matching blog to go with it?



    Hi there,

    Sorry for the delay. I’m happy to say that with a brief investigation I was able to figure out how to get your blog restored to you! It seems that the original blog got deleted when you changed the name and that set this blog name to inactive – but still retrievable!

    I’ve restored the blog to you.

    I notice that since it is a re-used blog, there is some content there still. Do you want that emptied out, or will you continue on with it?



    Thank you. zandyring. I just logged in and noticed the blog had appeared (obviously I am very pleased with that!), No, you don’t have to empty the blog thank you I can manage with that. Thank you for your assistance with this.



    I’m glad I could help!

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