New blog designer on Blogger

A year in the making, we just released the new template designer on Blogger. The announcement is at the Official Google Blog, and additional posts at Blogger Buzz and the Blogger in Draft blog provide more detail about what’s up. I’ve just updated my design, so if...

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Hello Technorati, old friend

Last fall, I spoke at the Internet Summit on a panel with Richard Jalichindra, the CEO at Technorati. They had recently relaunched Technorati, and his continuation of founder David Sifry’s “state of the blogosphere” was a good take on what was new on blogs. His data mirrored...

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Sonos S5

Almost exactly four years ago (crap, seems like yesterday!) Fred wrote about his first experience with Sonos. He summed up the experience pretty well: [The Sonos system] delivered a premium experience for me and if you are looking for a simple, elegant solution for integrating digital music...

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Google Buzz monitoring

When I ran the publisher team at FeedBurner, I made it a habit to watch for any discussions about FeedBurner. Back in those days, there was a fair amount of concern about using a third party to syndicate your RSS feed – would we force ads into...

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Let Obama be Obama

Reading Marc Ambinder’s recap of President Obama’s “question time” at a GOP event today, it reminded me of one of my favorite West Wing scenes: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT0AP3Nqvuo&hl=en_US&fs=1&&w=480&h=385] I’ve refrained from discussing politics on this blog for a long time, which surprises many who followed me through the...

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Turning off Blogger FTP

Just finished posting on Blogger Buzz about a fairly significant product decision: we’re shutting down FTP publishing at Blogger. For the vast majority of Blogger users (99.5% of them, to be exact), this is a non-issue. But for the .5% who continue to use FTP, this is...

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Blogger Pages – finally!

We’ve been hinting at these for a while, and we were this close to getting Pages out before the holidays… but at long last they’re here. To say that most Blogger users wanted stand-alone pages on their blogs would be an understatement. I created a couple pages tonight...

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