10 Apr 2008

Review of Blogger in draft

They have loads of new experimental features on the Blogger in draft site.

The best feature is the Scheduled Post Publishing which allows Blogger users to write a post which then appears on a scheduled later date.

There is also the option to add a "Blogroll" which some might feel is a replication of the existing "Link List" widget. However, the later involved multiple steps - first the url followed by the name, then you would have to click the "ADD LINK" button and finally clicking the "SAVE CHANGES" button. Now, you can import all your subscriptions from Google Reader and only need to paste the url of the blog then click "SAVE CHANGES" to add a blog to the blogroll.

Other features that Bloggers users have been demanding for a long time have been such as a Search box and Subscription link have also been added.

However, some of the features I really want to see as listed in my post "New features in Blogger that we want to see" are still not there.

Having said that, I was amazed at the number of widgets under the "fun and games" category that can be added to your blog - a total of 2776 at last count.

There are literally thousands of widgets available and you can add yours as well. Feels good to be a Blogger user.

WordPress users - Eat your Heart out.


David said...

This is some good stuff came out of blogger as I used to rant on and on about the issue regarding Blogger and even reported it to Blogger, but weren't able to follow the updates by em, now we can with Blogger in draft! Thanks Blogger for paying attention to our faithful bloggers ;)

Anonymous said...

Blogger is now really thinking so nice and hard for the bloggers. I thing there should be some move attention on the blogs which are really good blogs.

Keyamoni said...

I really love blogger for things like this. but I wish they will bring some great more option like wordpress so soon.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha.. blogger and wordpress the two old fat enemies. Though i prepare wordpress more still i like your post.