I wish blogger gets improved day by day. Meanwhile Blogger also has promised the community to bring some changes the users have sought for. “Wait, what? What we could give you? That’s right. This is our birthday — but we’re celebrating your contributions over the years. …… As we turn ten, we wanted to give you some presents to commemorate this milestone and thank you for letting us be part of your story” writes blogger in its official buzz page (read the full story at Blogger Buzz). And blogger is already working on to release the changes which you can know through the Official Blogger Buzz.
I am really excited that Blogger is bringing many features that we had requested and even those features they think are important to our Blogger Community.
On 10th birthday of Blogger for those who haven’t gone through the evolution of Blogger, here is a short history of service from the Wikipedia page of Blogger.
• On August 23, 1999, Blogger was launched by Pyra Labs. As one of the earliest dedicated blog-publishing tools, it is credited for helping popularize the format.
• In February 2003, Pyra Labs was acquired by Google under undisclosed terms. The acquisition allowed premium features (for which Pyra had charged) to become free. About a year later, Pyra Labs’ co-founder, Evan Williams, left Google.
• In 2004, Google purchased Picasa; it integrated Picasa and its photo sharing utility Hello into Blogger, allowing users to post photos to their blogs.
• On May 9, 2004, Blogger introduced a major redesign, adding features such as web standards-compliant templates, individual archive pages for posts, comments, and posting by email.
• On August 14, 2006, Blogger launched its latest version in beta, codenamed “Invader”, alongside the gold release. This migrated users to Google servers and included some new features.
• In December 2006, this new version of Blogger was taken out of beta.
• By May 2007, Blogger had completely moved over to Google operated servers.
• In October 2008, Turkey temporarily blocked access to Blogger.
In fact Blogger is progressing gradually and its users like us who make it a better community. So make the most of blogger and yes keep waiting to see the change Blogger is introducing… you will love it.