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A Blog site for all
Member Name: Kary
Advantages: Has everything I want and need
Disadvantages: None Yet
Blogger is a website that allows you to freely and easily set up your own blog, it does everything except for writing your posts for you.
To get started with Blogger you just need to make an account, this may sound like a hardship, entering lots of details and then finding some hidden charges right? Well actually no, I just had to sign in with my Google Mail account and I was done, no charges or additional details required. I then set about picking a template, they have a decent selection and allow you to change the layout of the post and everything like that and of course you can customise them to meet your needs.
Posting a Blog:
Well posting a blog is really easy as well, you just start writing, just write whatever you want to write about, for me personally I needed a place to vent my frustration at having a really annoying condition known as Ledderhose disease which has been causing me problems, anyway if you wanted to know about that you can visit my blog.
The format of the Blog editor is very much like a text editor, you can change the font and the colour of the text and you can add in a URL, however something which is also useful is that you can also post pictures and videos. I think that this is a really important function, a lot of things are much easier to explain with a picture or a video, for me this was how I have a limited range of movement in the toes of my left foot, explaining this with text was doable but why not just show people with a video, well with Blogger I could and I did.
Other bits and pieces:
One thing I really like about blogger is that there are several other things that you can do with your blog, on thing that I am sure is close to the hearts of many people here is that you can make money, just put get Google Adsense and then you can have adverts shown on your blog, sure they may not be to everyones tastes and you may want to keep you blog more pure than that but if you want some pocket money then this might be able to add to it.
Blogger is also good at giving you statistics, it will give you the number of views that you have had today and in total, it will also tell you where these views came from and I don't just mean what link, I mean which country, my blog seems to be popular mainly in the UK but also appears to be liked in Russia and the USA. I personally wanted to know more than this and it is really easy to link your account up to Google Analytics which will give you even more details, I can now find out what area within the UK the people are viewing the blog from and for how long.
I can't say that I have used many blogs site before, but I can say that I don't think I will need to use another one, Blogger does a good job at making it easy to post, easy to view and easy to keep track of everything, so far I have really enjoyed using it and hope that my Blog might even prove to be helpful to someone with the same condition at some point in the future. Blogger even has a mobile app allowing me to do posts and picture on the go.
If anyone wants to see my blog just PM me, however it will only be of interest to those who want to know about Ledderhose Disease / Plantar Fibromas.
Summary: A great site for bloggers