Blogger was created to give you an easy way to reflect on past issues, discuss current events, and speculate on future trends. To assist you along your journey, Blogger has developed a vast array of features that helps make your blogging an effectively simple experience.
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Customize your design
The Blogger Template Designer offers many templates, making it simple for you to create a professional-looking blog. In addition, the Template Designer lets you customize your template. Choose from hundreds of background images, tens of flexible layouts, and rearrange widgets through a drag and drop interface. You can add gadgets such as slideshows, user polls, or even AdSense ads. You will find that changing fonts and colors is also simple and if that’s not enough control, you can even edit your blog’s CSS and HTML.
Publishing your voice is easy and free
Creating your blog with Blogger takes just a few easy steps. In a matter of minutes you can start posting text, photos, videos, and more to your blog. Post as often as you want; it's free.
Add photos and videos to your post
You can easily add a photo to your blog post by clicking on the image icon in the post editor toolbar. Your photos are then hosted in your free Picasa Web Albums account, where you can order prints and organize photos into albums. Adding a video to your post is just as easy; just click on the film-strip icon on the post editor toolbar to get started. Videos uploaded through Blogger are hosted on Google Video.
With Blogger, you can earn money just by posting high quality original content on your favorite topics. Blogger has a dedicated Monetize tab that allows you to easily place AdSense ads on your blog.
Develop your community
Let your readers follow your blog by adding the Followers gadget. Your readers can click the "Follow This Blog" link to add your blog to their Blogger Dashboard and Google Reader account. They also have the option to add their image and profile to your blog to tell the world that they're a fan.
Feedback from your readers
It's easy for readers to leave comments on any of your blog posts, giving you useful, timely feedback. They can leave comments right below the post, in a pop-up window, or on a separate page.
New post notifications
Your readers can choose to subscribe to your blog's feeds, so they're notified whenever you publish a new blog post. You can even set up your blog to email new posts automatically to specific email addresses or mailing lists.
With Blogger’s Pages feature, you can create new pages that are linked from your blog. For example, you can create an “About This Blog” or a “Contact Me” page, in a similar way you write a new blog post, and provide links to those pages as tabs at the top of your blog or in the sidebar.
Posting on the go
Blogger has many additional ways for you to post to your blog. You can post to your blog from your mobile phone or through a secret Mail-to-Blogger email address. With these options, it's easy to post to your blog whenever you want, from wherever you may be.
With Blogger, it's easy to create a team blog, allowing multiple bloggers to contribute to a single blog. You select which team members have administrative authority and those who are just authors. You can also choose to make your blog private and restrict who can view it. This puts you in full control of your blog.
You can choose among a host of third-party applications that integrate with Blogger to make it even easier for you to blog. Be sure to check out code.blogger.com if you're a developer and want to create your own great app.
Even more features...
Blogger is constantly developing new features and you can check out Blogger Buzz to stay on top of all the latest additions and changes. To see what others are posting, check out Blogs of Note.