Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!

Thursday 30 May 2013

Google + woes and an unwelcome name change!

I  recently somehow managed to join up with Google +     -  I couldn't see why I shouldn't; I had had a number of requests from people who wanted to add me to their circles and I I managed to identify myself in a way on the Google + screen in a way which I was happy with, as Sarah B (Compostwoman)

BUT I found that,  when I post anywhere on the Google empire I had lost being identified as "Compostwoman". Including on this blog and in any comments I leave anywhere else.

Now I like being known as Compostwoman; it is what I do a lot of and I have spent a lot of time writing under that name.

I know it isn't difficult to find out my real name, if you really want to - indeed I have posted links on here which refer to my real name and where I live, so my issue is not one of anonymity. Its is more that I want to carry on being known by a name I have used happily for many years.

Google would not let me use the name Compostwoman, they said it breached their terms, or some such. So I removed myself from Google +, but that didn't work either - I was still not identified as Compostwoman, and I had a " sort of Google +, but not exactly" page .

So I have spent a lot of time today trying to find out how to get back to being Compostwoman and  have finally succeeded.

If you want to do the same, and get back to your old Blogger identity - and you don't mind leaving Google - then follow this link

And good luck!

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