I don't like to use my blog to complain. It's not for that. It's for sharing the joy of creativity. BUT, I feel I have to make a comment here about Google+. Since Google has taken over Youtube, it is trying to force people into Google+. At first, I went along because I felt I had no choice but I do not wish to be part of their social network. I just want to be able to blog and to post Youtube videos and answer comments.
Last night I deleted my Google+ profile. I find out this morning that I am no longer able to comment or reply to comments on my own videos. To be able to do this, I have to create a Google+ account, the very one I just got rid of. I don't like to be forced into things against my wish.
For the moment therefore, I will remain unable to reply to comments on my Youtube videos. Unfortunately, this will appear rude to people who don't follow my blog and thus won't know of my decision (I have over 2,000 followers on Youtube as opposed to the 400+ I have here). This means that many people will be frustrated by me ignoring their comments. I feel I have no choice. I will add a notice at the top of each of my videos so that people know I am no longer able to comment. Hopefully the notice will be seen and people will understand.
I know a vast majority of people are happy with social medias but it's not "my thing" and I don't think Google+ should keep trying to force me into being part of it and using it.
So there. I've said it.