– Friends, you need to know that Blogger is a blog publishing service that accepts multi-user blogs with time-tagged entries.
As of May 1 2010, Blogger also allows users to publish blogs to their own web hosting server, via FTP. All such blogs should be converted to use the blogspot.com subdomain, or point their own domain to Google servers via DNS.
History of Blogger
On August 23, 1999, Blogger was launched by Pyra Labs. As one of the world’s first blog publishing tools, Blogger played a role in popularizing the blog format in the world. In February 2003, Pyra Labs was acquired by Google, making a number of premium Blogger features previously commercialized by Pyra Labs a completely free service. In October 2004, the co-founders of Pyra Labs, Evan Williamsresigned from Google.
On May 9, 2004, Blogger introduced a major redesign, adding features such as web standards compliant templates, individual archive pages for posts, comments, and posting via email. On August 14, 2006, Blogger released its latest version in beta, codenamed “Invader”, alongside the gold release. It migrates users to Google servers and has several new features, including interface languages in French, Italian, German, and Spanish. In December 2006, this new version of Blogger was removed from the beta version. As of May 2007, Blogger has completely moved to Google-operated servers. Blogger was ranked 16th in the list of the top 50 domains in terms of number of unique visitors in 2007.
style="text-align: left;">Blogger Design Change
As part of the Blogger redesign in 2006, all existing blogs on Blogger are migrated to Google servers.
Along with this migration of the Blogger service to Google servers, several new features were introduced, including label management, a drag-and-drop template layout interface, blog reading permissions (to create private blogs) and new web feed options. Furthermore, now every blog is updated dynamically, unlike before where each new post or comment was treated by rewriting the HTML file.
In September 2009, Google introduced a new feature as part of its tenth anniversary celebrations. These features include a new look for writing posts, improved image handling, and other Google Docs-based implementations, such as:
- Add a location to a post via geotagging.
- Timestamp the publication, not the original creation.
- Change the vertical size of the post editor. The sizes are stored in per-user, per-blog preferences.
- Editing link in compose mode.
- Full Safari 3 support and fidelity on Windows and macOS.
- New Preview dialog showing text in a width and font size that is close to what it looks like in the published view.
- A placeholder image for the tag so the embed can be moved in compose mode.
- A new toolbar with Google aesthetics, faster loading times, and “undo” and “redo” buttons, also adds a full justification button, a crash button, and an expanded color palette.
In 2010, Blogger introduced new templates and redesigned its website. The new post editor was criticized for being less reliable than its predecessor.
Various Languages Available
As of late 2016, Blogger is available in these 60 languages: African, Amharic, Arabic, Basque, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (United Kingdom), English (United States), Estonian , Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, IndonesiaItalian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (Latin America) , Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Zulu.
style="text-align: left;">Country-specific Blogger Address
Around February 2013, Blogger started integrating user blogs with country-specific URLs. For example, “exampleuserblogname.blogspot.com” will be automatically redirected to “exampleuserblogname.blogspot.ca” in Canada, “exampleuserblogname.blogspot.co.uk” in the UK.
Blogger explains that by doing this they can manage blog content more locally so that if there is inappropriate material that violates the laws of a particular country they can remove and block access to that blog for that country via the assigned ccTLD while maintaining access via the ccTLD address. other and the default Blogspot.com URL.
If a blog using a country-specific URL has been removed, it is still technically possible to access the blog via Google’s No Country Redirect replacement by entering the URL using the regular Blogspot.com address and adding /ncr after the .com.
In May 2018, Blogger stopped redirecting to ccTLDs and country-specific URLs will now redirect to the default Blogspot.com address.
- The Google toolbar features a “BlogThis!” which allows toolbar users with Blogger accounts to post direct links to their blogs.
- Google AdSense as a way for blog owners to earn from their blogs.
- Google Adwords as a way to promote new blogs.
- multi-author blog, which allows users to create a blog for groups (group blogs).
- template change feature, which allows users to change the blog template design as they see fit. For users with programming skills or an understanding of CSS code, this feature is very useful because it allows them to design their own blog designs, including by adding a number of menus and columns.
- Bloggers can be connected directly with google+ which can tag friends and share directly with them.
Design Adjustment by User
Blogger allows its users to choose from a variety of templates and then customize them. Users can also choose to create their own templates using CSS. The new design template, known as “Dynamic View”, was introduced on August 31, 2011. with Dynamic View introduced on September 27, 2011.
It is built with AJAX, HTML5, and CSS3. Load times are 40 percent shorter than traditional templates, and allow users to present the blog in seven different ways: classics, flipcards, magazines, mosaics, sidebars, photos and timelines. Readers still have the option to choose their preferred view once the blog owner has set the default view. Several widgets (e.g., Labels, Profiles, List of Links, Subscription Links, Followers, and Blog Archives, etc.) are available for Dynamic View; Other templates are chosen by blogger.
In April 2013, Blogger updated HTML template editor which has several improvements to make it easier for users to edit the blog source code. The editor is updated with syntax highlighting, number lines and jump-to-widget buttons for easy code editing.
Blogger has the following limits on content storage and bandwidth, per user account:
- Blog description – max 500 characters; Hyper Text Markup Language is not supported
- Number of blogs – 100 blogs per account
- Number of labels – 5,000 unique labels per blog (an increase from the original 2,000), 20 unique labels per post (with a maximum of 200 characters)
- Number of images – Typically, up to 1 GB of total storage, divided by Picasa Web . If you upgrade to Google+, your photos will be stored in Google Photos, where you have 15GB of storage space shared with Gmail and Drive. However, if someone has signed up for a Google+ account, images less than 16 megapixels (4920 × 3264) such as info obtained from https://support.google.com/photos/answer/6220791 will not count towards this storage limit. For users who did not sign up for Google+, 800×800 pixels and images below will not be included in this storage space.
- Page size – Individual pages (blog main page or archive page) are limited to 1 MB.
- Number of pages – There is no limit to the number of pages you can have on one blog
- Team members (those who can write to the blog) – 100 invites per blog
- Favicon – Any square image less than 100 KB
- Account suspension: if the site violates any terms of service, the site may be suspended by Blogger without notice. Repeated violations may result in the suspension of a Google account.
On February 18, 2010, Blogger introduced “auto-pagination”, which limits the number of posts that can be displayed on each page, often causing the number of posts on the main page to be smaller than the user specified. and led to a hostile response from some users. https://support.google.com/blogger/community?hl=en&gpf=d/forum/blogger
Personal blog is limited to 100 members only.
Community Blogger Support
The official support channel is the Blogger Product Forum https://support.google.com/blogger/community?hl=en&gpf=d/forum/blogger. This online discussion forum, delivered using Google Groups, caters to Blogger users with varying experiences, and receives some monitoring from Google staff. “Primary contributors” are community members nominated by Google staff who enjoy additional privileges including managing discussions and direct access to Google staff. Chances are there are top contributors or other knowledgeable people reading forums almost all the time.
A number of people, including some of the top contributors, run personal blogs where they offer advice and post information about common issues.
The StackExchange Web Application Forum has a tag for “blogger”, which is used for questions about various blogging platforms, including Blogger.
So, I think that’s it, friend, for the history of Blogger, whose reference I took from Wikipedia.
Hopefully it can be useful to add to our insight, especially those who are in the world of blogging… okay ..