Showing posts with label Blogspot or Blogger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blogspot or Blogger. Show all posts

17 March 2018

Tumblr vs Blogger: The Blogging Face-off | BrandYourself (Reblog)

"In a matchup of Blogger vs Tumblr, who wins?"

Adding my "extras" to this very informative article published by BrandYourself.com, an online reputation management service.





The article writer starts off examining the traffic ranking as a measure of popularity among users and the difference between Tumblr and Blogger, i.e. the intended purpose for the platforms; and ends up by basically saying: “Eh! So what!”  In other words, the results of a comparison of popularity and purpose yielded no significant lines in the sand to be drawn, in order for the two to challenge each other and say “I dare you to step over this line!”

Moving on from there, the writer decided to contrast and compare the sign-up process, the dashboard interface, and customization and basically I ended up thinking: “Eh! So what!” (O.o)

* The BY article writer concluded that Tumblr is the victor.

* My conclusion is that there is no need for a face-off.  These two platforms can fit together like a hand in a glove.  They're both winners!

First, everything stated in the BY article is spot on. It's all true true true. (In my humble opinion and to the best of my knowledge.)  Even though our conclusions are worded differently, in essence, we actually both agree.

I just want to add a few "finishing touches" to the contrasts and comparisons that were presented.


Blogger or Blogspot is not an original Google product (i.e. was not developed in-house) and Google clearly does not place a high priority on enhancing and improving it. But that's OK. Because I'm perfectly fine with the platform. I can work with it! So send prayers to the Google tech god and ask that this free and easy-to-use platform not be eliminated from the free set of webmaster tools offered to Google account holders.  We have to pray.  We know what happened to Google's attempts at creating a social networks before Google Plus. Blogspot is a great platform for newbie bloggers and for experienced bloggers who really know how to “whip it!” (i.e. make good use of it). I've seen some really beautiful blogs published using the Blogspot platform.


Some people may think the Tumblr platform was only started for people who love porn.  LOL.  I don't know what David Karp had in his mind but I will say that for whatever reason he utilized his creative genius, the final product is an inimitable blogging and microblogging platform that is awesome!  Really!  I have tried to find Tumblr alternatives and the platforms may come close, but they can not take the place of the original.  Alas, Mr. Karp maintained a little bit of control when YAHOO acquired Tumblr but finally in 2017 Karp resigned and turned over the reins to the new management after the company was purchased by Verizon.  I have been an active Tumblr user for several years, and even though the company has changed ownership, the platform itself has pretty much remained the same.  It can be used for blogging (the same way most people use Blogspot) and for microblogging (the same way most people use Twitter) or both.  It is super easy-to-use and there is a Tumblr Help Center, if you have questions.  If bloggers cannot find answers, the Tumblr Staff can be contacted. 


So in response to "In a matchup of Blogger vs Tumblr, who wins?", my answer is: 


It's a tie. A very nice tie. ☺






14 February 2018

Joie de Vivre Magazine

Started a new cultural lifestyle blog last year (2017). Yes! I'm still determined to try to blog and try to earn income from blogging. What??!! :) Loving every minute of it. LOL. The successes and the failures. Stop by if you get a chance. And thanks for encouraging me.  (You can also visit my foodie blog.) Your kindness is immeasurable.
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15 May 2017

Blogspot Has Added New Themes (Templates) for 2017

“Express your unique style with a brand new set of Blogger themes.
From simple and sleek to fun and funky, there’s a fully customizable theme designed to fit your. Plus, they’re all built to look great on phones, computers and tablets and to load quickly. Check them out: https://goo.gl/vEPpd3

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Found on Google Plus at the official Blogger social media page.

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Websites, blogging (and vlogging) are an integral part of the Internet landscape. People who were “old school” who did not even want to build websites for their businesses realized that websites are just like an advertisement in the Yellow Pages. So they took the time to create a web page because it was just good business sense.

YP Walking FingersRemember the Yellow Pages? It was a huge phone directory where you could find names, addresses and phone numbers of businesses. It was a big thick book that everybody used. These days, even the Yellow Pages has a website! You can’t fight progress! ?

  • Business history trivia: Did you know that the “Walking Fingers” was never trademarked.

REF: “The Yellow Pages “Walking Fingers”: The Most Famous Symbol Never Trademarked.” YP United Blogs. Ed. Yellow Pages United Staff. Yellow Pages United, 9 May 2012. Web. 21 Mar. 2017.

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Back on point. No sooner than the business person accepts that they need a website, they usually also understand that the next step to complement and supplement their site and to enhance their online reputation and presence on the web, getting the word out to others, is to add on a blog. Why? Well because the “experts” say that the blog shows potential clients or customers that you’re good at what you do since you know how to write about it and can provide tips and advice.

For many businesses and personal bloggers, Blogger or Blogspot, the official Google platform is the preferred publishing platform. If you are a newbie blogger and you are the DIY type (Do It Yourself), Blogspot is a good platform because it provides free templates or themes, gadgets or widgets, allows affiliate advertising, allows Google Ad Sense or Ad Sense alternatives, and the Blogger Team regularly supplies “how to” tips and tricks via its blog or social media accounts.

I have been using the Blogger or Blogspot platform for my home business projects for over 5 years. No doubt the free template I use has been around much longer than that.

On March 20, 2017, the Blogger Team announced that Blogspot has brand new themes.

Whew! What a relief!

It’s a relief that Google is not abandoning its free blogging platform. For a while there was a story being circulated – unofficially – that owning and maintaining this platform did not make good business sense, it was not profitable, and Google might discontinue it.

What? Glad these rumors have not become reality. I’m not an expert but how I see it: ‘If Google can’t offer a free publishing platform for businesses and wanna be bloggers, what kind of example is that for a tech giant to set for others in the technology world. Really!”

So I spent several hours testing and trying out this new set of blog themes. These new templates are wonderful but …

But in the end, my decision was to stick with the Ethereal theme. It suits my purposes.  Would I recommend them to other aspiring bloggers?  Yes.

  • Do you have a blog?
  • Which blogging platform do you use?
  • Which theme or template did you choose?







* * Content first published as LiteracyBase.com on March 22, 2017

31 March 2017

Experimenting with Blogspot (So far ... So good.)

Gave my blog a little “cosmetic surgery”. This is what happens when you are in “self-teach learn as you go” mode.


Use a do-it-yourself tool or application for years and then one day you have an “Ah hah” moment because you finally figure out what the “button” is for!


Usually, my attention is devoted to my Tumblr blog, but decided that there was something not quite right with the look of my Blogger ( Blogspot ) blog. 



Hmmm … ? What can I do that I haven't done before? Have you ever changed the fonts for the blog post titles and dates or added highlights? It's a simple thing but for me it was a revelation!


Well, I didn't want to get overly ambitious since it was my first time but clicked on the “Customize” button for the template dared myself.


Clicked on “Advanced” and boldly went where I have never gone before!


Changed the font for my post title so that it could stand out more and increased the font size for the dates and even highlighted it in blue. That was it! Didn't dare go any further for fear things might get screwed up. Very pleased with my blogging adventure!





My Blog Stop! created using the official Google Blogger (Blogspot) blog publishing platform


(Screenshot below created using Fireshot, a Firefox browser add-on.)


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