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

edesignuk

Moderator emeritus
Original poster
Mar 25, 2002
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London, England
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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Kid Red

macrumors 65816
Dec 14, 2001
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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.
 

ryan

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May 17, 2002
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Denver, CO
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.
 

Digidesign

macrumors 6502
Jan 7, 2002
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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).
 

cgmpowers

macrumors regular
Mar 21, 2002
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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