It works! It wasn’t working yet when I went to bed last night, but I got up this morning, checked to see if it worked yet, and it does! I had to make a change or two to the template because the images weren’t loading, so I saved them to my computer and uploaded to a different server. Once I updated the images in my template, everything worked well.
I did end up getting impatient last night because it wasn’t working yet, so I started doing a little more reading, and ended up following these instructions instead. Instead of creating a new CNAME record, I just had to edit the ‘www’ one and have it point to ghs.google.com – and it works. I don’t know if the other way would have worked, because I didn’t wait to see, but these instructions are very clear and easy to follow.
Then I read this:
With GoDaddy Total DNS Control, you have 2 lists – “A” and “CNAME”. The “A” list needs to be empty, and the “CNAME” for the “www” alias needs to be at the top of the “CNAME” list.
So, I deleted the one item in the “A” list – though I really don’t understand it, and I did copy it to notepad first so I can put it back if I need to.