BlogApp 1.3 - Great for anyone with a blog at blogger.com

Discussion in 'New Mac Application Announcements' started by edesignuk, Jan 12, 2003.

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    edesignuk

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    #1
    Just found this great little OS X app. If you have a blog at blogger.com then you can post directly to it from this neat little app, it's great! It makes posting your most recent thoughts an absolute breeze & is much quicker than going via the website, although if you want to change any of your blogs settings you will still have to use bloggers web interface.

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  2. macrumors 65816

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    #2
    WTF is a blog? I've seen it like 7 times in the past 3 days.
     
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  4. macrumors 65816

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    So people just enter in personal events like a diary, post it on the net and other people read and enjoy them? Not sure I understand the phenomenon.
     
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    chewbaccapits

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    #5
    Uh...

    right...Don't understand it....How different is this from POSTING in a normal website?
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    It's not really all that different. The beauty of it, like these forums is that you're able to have a "presence" on the web/internet without having to know any thing about web servers, html, javascript, etc. As part of a contracting assignment a year or so back I was asked to setup a weblog server from Userland. Quite frankly their code is junk but it does make it easy for people to have their own website with a minimal amount of effort.
     
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    alset

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    #7
    Does this system support Flash? Is it strictly HTML?

    Dan
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Archipelago

    Just to throw a little competition in. . .

    There's also Archipelago which I believe may do the same thing for free and so far in my experience it's pretty dependable.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    Blogger.com

    pros:
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    1. easy to use
    2. archives your entries
    3. Lots of basic templates to choose from
    4. Basic Blogger is FREE
    5. Lot of people use it

    cons:
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    1. Security issues, giving them your FTP login/password for your site. Most people don't mind, some do.

    2. For those who are HTML savvy, you can whip up a much better template for your entries than what Blogger generates. Because it's a loop generation, all entries are formatted in the same style, which is frustrating if you want more flexibility. I think Blogger Pro addresses this, but you pay for it.

    3. The archive feature is hard to maneuver around. There is no search feature, and to find a particular blog can be painstaking since all you have to nav through are date ranges.

    4. I don't think there are security features for your blog (i.e., password access). So, your blogs are viewable to all (I guess that's the point).
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    My blogger...

    I have had a blogger for six months and for the most part like it.

    However, I agree that the archives are a pain in the butt but the rest of it works well for me.

    Check mine out..

    CGMP Blogger

    When you're finished, check out the rest of my website.

    CGMP.org
     

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