About Blogger - Complete Guide For Beginners

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Blogger, is a blog publishing system. It was created by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. The service itself is located at www.blogger.com, and blogs published are hosted by Google at subdomains of blogspot.com.

Blogger holds an alexa rank of 7 and this itself explain how popular blogger is !

Getting Started With Blogger
You can use blogs for everything from updating your friends and family about your life, giving your own advice column, discussing your political views, or relating your experience in a topic of interest. You can host blogs with multiple contributors, or you can run your own one.

Setting Up Your Blog
Setting up a Blogger account takes three easy steps. Create an account, name your blog, and choose a template.You can choose your blog name by checking its availability. You can also host multiple blogs with the same account name.

Hosting Your Blog
Blogger will host your blog for free on blogspot.com. You can also use Blogger by redirecting from any web hosting service with your own domain name or you can also get a custom domain from blogger. It can be shifted to another domain at any instance. FTP server can be published through blogger.

Once your blog is set up, Blogger has a basic WYSIWYG editor and an Updated editor with many options like text formatting, hyperlinking etc. You can add pictures, videos and links directly from the editor itself. Numbering and bulleting are also provided. You can edit and re-publish you posts at any time.

Email Your Posts
You can optionally configure Blogger with a secret email address, so you can email your posts to your blog. This feature is very helpful to update blog while using a pocket PC or a mobile device. Posts can also be added through third-party services.

Blogger will let you upload pictures from your desktop and post them to your blog. You can choose the basic layout and size of your images, and they’ll be uploaded to Picasa Web Albums, so you don’t have to host the pictures on a different website. If you have direct links of the pictures, then also you can post them to blogger.

You initially pick one of several templates for Blogger. You can switch to a new template at any point. The template controls the look and feel of your blog.You can also customize and create your own template, with some basic knowledge of CSS and web design.The arrangement of most of the elements within a template can be changed by dragging and dropping.

Making Money
You can make money directly from your blog, by using Google AdSense to place ads automatically onto your blog page. The amount you earn depends on your subject matter and the popularity of your blog. Guest authors can also use their adsense to earn revenue.

If you want to make blog posts, but you only want to keep a private journal or you just want your friends or family to read them, you can choose to make your posts either private or restricted to approved readers. Invited people can only see the posts by logging in.

You can add labels to blog posts, so that all of your posts about anything can be grouped. This makes it easier for viewers to find posts on specific topics. Any number of labels can be given to a post based on the category it belongs to.

You can publish feeds for your blog by using feed burner, another service by google. You can also get a vanity url for your feed, which can be shared with others. Users of your blog can subscribe to your feeds and can get updates through email.

Blogger provides an effective comment system through which you can get responses and feedbacks from users. Comments are displayed below each post. Blogger profile link of the user who makes a comment is also displayed. Comment moderation can also be done.

This is the special feature provided by the blogger. You can invite your friends, family or any one to write for your blog. The invited persons are called guest authors and you can also grant them 'Admin' privileges to manage your blog.

Blog Tools
By using blog tools, you can import, export or delete your blog. Posts and comments published on one blog can be easily imported to another. Date and time of the posts remains unchanged. By using this feature you can backup your blog at any time.

With all these Blogger is an excellent place to share any thing.

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