Blogger Day is celebrated on August 5 every year. This day celebrates one of the most popular platforms in the world, Blogger. Anyone who has ever created a blog before has most likely used Blogger. This platform allows people to express themselves for either personal or commercial reasons. Some bloggers use blogs to disseminate information and it has been a very good way to consume news ranging from politics to sports, technology, lifestyle, and a host of other topics. This day should be well celebrated, especially by the blogging community as it celebrates one of the platforms that contribute to our freedom of speech.
History of Blogger Day
Blogging started with several digital precursors to it. Before it became popular, digital communities took many forms. In the 1990s, WebEx and other Internet forum software created running conversations with ‘threads.’ Blogger, an American online content management system, was established by Pyra Labs on August 23, 1999, after which it was acquired by Google in 2003. Google hosts the blogs and they are accessed through a subdomain of blogspot.com. Users can also have their custom domain (such as www.example.com) by using D.N.S. facilities to direct a domain to Google’s servers. Up to 100 blogs or websites per account are allowed.
Blogger is one of the first dedicated blog-publishing tools. After Pyra Labs was purchased by Google in February 2003, originally premium features of Blogger were made free. The following year, in 2004, Google acquired Picasa and its photo-sharing service, Hello. It was then incorporated into Blogger to enable users to upload images to their blogs.
In 2004, Blogger underwent a major redesign which included web standards-compliant templates, individual archive pages for posts, comments, and email posting. This new version, called “Invader,” was released in beta alongside the gold version in 2006. Users were then moved to Google servers and by May 2007, Blogger had completely moved over to Google-operated servers.
In 2015, Blogger announced that it would no longer allow its users to post explicit content unless they offered “substantial public benefit,” such as in “artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts.” Just four days later on February 28, 2015, due to severe backlash from long-term bloggers, Blogger reversed its decision and went back to the previous policy that allowed explicit images and videos if the blog was marked as “adult.”
Blogger Day timeline
Internet forum software companies create running conversations with ‘threads.’
Blogger is established by an American company, Pyra Labs.
Google acquires Blogger for an undisclosed amount.
Google acquires Picasa and its photo-sharing service Hello, and incorporates it into Blogger to allow users to add images to blogs.
Invader, a new version of Blogger, is released in beta and gold version with special new features.
Blogger Day FAQs
What is the most successful blog?
HuffPost is the most successful blog and generates about $500 million per year.
How long should a blog post be?
It should contain at least 300 words to rank well on Search Engines but long blog posts (1000+) would rank better than short ones.
How do bloggers make money?
Bloggers mainly make money through advertisements on their blog pages.
Blogger Day Activities
Read a blog post
Celebrate Blogger Day by reading and sharing a blog post. This helps to encourage bloggers to keep on expressing themselves for your benefit.
Start a blog
Start a blog to celebrate Blogger day. Not all blogs have to be for commercial purposes, personal blogs can be created as an avenue to help express your thoughts.
Celebrate the day by spreading awareness. The more people that know about Blogger day, the better it is for everyone.
5 Blogging Tips For Beginners
The right structure
Your blog posts must have a catchy intro, a body, and a conclusion.
The visual content
Visual content like an image, video, or infographic helps keep your blog post looking interesting and therefore keeps readers’ attention.
Have clear focus
Try to niche down your blog as sticking to a particular niche while blogging gives you credibility on that topic.
Post regular content
Content has to be posted to your blog regularly because irregular and wide apart posts do not help your blog stay in the minds of readers.
Make sure to link each blog post to another one of yours to keep readers on your blog page.
Why We Love Blogger Day
It encourages self-expression
Since blogging is a way of expressing one’s thoughts, it can be therapy for some people. Sometimes, you just have to write to feel better.
It is commercially viable
Lots of bloggers have made a ton of money from blogging. Spending a few hours a day blogging is a lucrative business but you have to get things right.
It attracts more bloggers
Blogger day attracts more bloggers. This means even more content for us to read and that’s a win-win situation.
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