Google makes good on their promise
Earlier this month, Google announced they would be giving Blogger, their blogging platform that had seemingly fallen to the wayside as they focused on sexier technologies like satellite imaging and augmented reality apps.
Now, Google is aiming to change the very way people consume blogs by giving all of readers of Blogger sites options on how to see the blog by adding “view” at the end of a blogger’s URL. For example, https://intoabbasarms.blogspot.com is the standard view of the blog of the Kenyan orphanage we work with (my grandmother lives there full time), but if you go to https://intoabbasarms.blogspot.com/view, you’ll see on the top right a variety of ways to view the blog… go play with it, then come back, we’ll wait…
Blogger is finally cool!
Although we still recommend owning and hosting your own URL, if you are a beginner, Blogger is a good place to start (it can be migrated to WordPress later in a matter of minutes). I haven’t liked Blogger or had a blog there in years, but it is actually kind of tempting now- maybe my personal blog should go to Blogger from Posterous? Hmm.
Blogger has critics and advocates, and there’s not a lot of gray area in between, but we have a feeling that if it has blog purists like us a little excited, that gap just might be bridged. What do you think of the new Blogger?