I am a bit confused and I thought I should turn my requests to a higher power. Naturally I am trying to verify my blog (progressivetimes.wordpress.com) with Google Webmaster tools. Now I've seen the various posts, and the FAQ page
I am by no means an expert, but the directions seem pretty straight forward yet following them leads me to no avail. The page with the google HTML is currently up as a private page. Each time I am getting a google error that is saying:
Last attempt Feb 26, 2009: We've detected that your verification file returns a status of 404 (Not found) in the header.
Normally I'd just shrug and say I'm S.O.L. but all evidence points to this working for everyone else so I wonder if I am making some kind of mistake. Did something with WordPress.com change recently that would impede this process? Any direction would be divine.
The blog I need help with is progressivetimes.wordpress.com.