Blogger (Blogspot) Introduction
Blogger is a service by Google that allows you to make your own blog or site with custom domain. You can open a single or multi-user blogs with this service.
You might think, as a free service this is very limited but the limitations are not so much as you think. Actually there are a lot of features you can use. I discussed some of them below.
Adding a Custom Domain
By default, your blog’s domain name (url) will appear at a subdomain of blogspot.com (e.g. blogname.blogspot.com). But you can add a registered custom domain to your blog (e.g. www.example.com), and can redirect the subdomain to your custom domain.
No Need to Buy Hosting
Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com, so you don’t need to spend money to buy a hosting.
Installing a Custom Template
There are a lot of custom templates are available online, you can install one of them and customize it.
Creating your own Template
You can create your own Blogger template very easily.
Redesign Your Blog
You can change your blog’s look using
Blogger for Mobile Devices
Blogger has a different view for mobile devices. The visitors who access your site from mobile devices will view your site on a selected mobile template.
Adding More Users
You can invite more users (up to 100) to write posts on your blog as a author or admin.
Earning Money from Your Blog
You can directly integrate your Google AdSense account to your blog and can earn money by displaying Advertisements on your blog.
Although there are some limitations on Blogger but I believe these will not prevent your work so much. Some important limitations are described below ─
- Number of Blogs: 100 blogs per account.
- Blog Description: 500 characters maximum.
- Number of Labels: 5,000 unique labels per blog, 20 unique labels per post (with at most 200 characters).
- Number of Posts per day: Only 50 posts can be published per day.
- Uploading Files: Image files (JPG, GIF, or PNG) and video files can be uploaded on you blog. And all other files such as ─ MP3, ZIP, PSD, PDF, DOC, DOCX, etc. can not be uploaded.
- Authors or Admins: 100 invitations per blog.
- Account Suspension: If your site violating any terms of service, your site will be suspended by Blogger without any notice. Sometimes repeated violation may cause your whole Google account to be suspended.