Blogger (also called as Blogspot) is a free content management service (CMS) for publishing websites that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was developed by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Generally, the Blogger websites are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com. Sites can also be assigned in the registered custom domain (like www.example.com). A user can have up to 100 blogs per account with some limitations.
Blogger / Blogspot Screenshots
If you want to see what Blogger system looks like in action, look no further, check the following images:
Introduction to Blogging
Because Blogger is one such advanced blogging tool which it is providing a rich set of features for making weblogs, so you may need to know a bit about blogging industry.
“Blog” is an abbreviated version of “weblog,” which is a term used to describe websites that posts diary article on unlimited rang of subjects.
Blogs tend to have a few things in common:
- A main content area with articles listed chronologically, newest on top. Often, the articles are organized into categories or label (in case of Blogger / Blogspot).
- An archive of older articles.
- A way for people to leave comments about the articles.
- A list of links to other related sites, sometimes called a “blogroll”.
- One or more “feeds” like RSS, Atom or RDF files.
A blogger is a person who owns or runs a blog or a person who maintains the blog. That is, posting articles or new posts, information, sharing the most up-to-date news, opinions and case studies to name but a few. Such entries are known as blog posts.
Basic Tips for New bloggers
- Post regularly, but don’t post if you have nothing worth posting about.
- Stick with only a few specific genres to talk about.
- Don’t put ‘subscribe’ and ‘vote me’ links all over the front page until you have people that like your blog enough to ignore them (they’re usually just in the way).
- Use a clean and simple template if at all possible.
- Comment on other peoples’s blogs (as they normally visit back).
- Enjoy, have fun blogging and remember, there are no rules to what you post on your blogs!