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Review of the new Blogger

Filed under: Software and Technology by Hari
Posted on Thu, Feb 8, 2007 at 11:50 IST (last updated: Thu, May 7, 2009 @ 21:07 IST)

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I must admit to succumbing to a temptation I've had for a long time. I went ahead and created a Blogger account for a new (experimental for now) Cricket blog, currently titled Forward Point. Since I already had a gmail account, it was just a matter of a single click and my blog was ready.

There are several great features I found in the new Blogger (which is no longer beta). I must admit that it's rich in features and extremely easy to use. Push-button publishing it definitely is. Here are some of the enhancements from the older blogger which wasn't integrated with the google account: Add to all this a huge and active community and you get a complete picture. There's no doubt that google are extremely eager in maintaining their dominance in the blog world and it's fairly easy to see why almost everybody has a blogspot address these days. The user-friendly features may look a bit silly to the technically more proficient users, but they're fun tools to use (particularly the instant template editing) and definitely enhance the blogging experience.

The only downside (as far as I can see) is the lack of a large number of pre-built templates. However, because of the template editing features every blog can be fairly customized with a little effort. Full HTML editing is still available for the more advanced users.

Even though I will continue to hold to my opinion that WordPress is the best blogging platform for the more experienced (in terms of sheer customizability, size of the support community and availability of a huge number of themes and plugins), I think Blogger definitely will remain the most popular blogging tool for the less geeky crowd.

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4 comment(s)

  1. Anyways, a blogger needs to know a little bit of HTML language to customize his page in blogger. But still, blogger is easy for a beginner blogger, than wordpress.

    Comment by LogeshTamilSelvan (visitor) on Thu, Feb 8, 2007 @ 20:51 IST #
  2. Yes, Logesh. I created a cricket blog. Did you see it?http://backfootdrive.blogspot.com/If you want I can invite you so you can also post there. Enna solre?

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Thu, Feb 8, 2007 @ 20:56 IST #
  3. ya.. its Cool! keep writing in it. and now its Cricket season, write your views about each match.

    Comment by LogeshTamilSelvan (visitor) on Thu, Feb 8, 2007 @ 22:26 IST #
  4. Thanks Logesh. Do you want an invite or not?

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Fri, Feb 9, 2007 @ 08:48 IST #

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