If you've been on the Internet for any length of time, you're probably familiar with blogs (short for "web logs"). A blog is a kind of online journaleither very personal or very publicthat its author updates frequently with new musings and information. What you might not know is that anyone can create a blog. It's really quite easy, and can be quite fun. All you have to do is find a blog-hosting service and a blog creation toolsuch as Blogger.
Blogger (www.blogger.com) was one of the first sites on the Web to offer free blog creation and hosting. Anyone can sign up to Blogger, for free, and within minutes create their first blog. It's that easy.
Blogger is part of the Google family of websites, and Google recently launched a new version of Blogger. If you've used Blogger in the past, you'll like the new version much better; it's faster, easier to use, and a lot more flexible than the old version.
So, if you want to create your own blogor migrate your old blog to the new version of Bloggerread on. You'll be online in no time!
This Digital Short Cut explains the beta test version of the new Blogger. Even though this beta version is available to the public, it still has some bugs in it, and Google continues to add features and functionality during the beta period. Therefore, some of the features discussed in this Digital Short Cut might change over time as Google refines the new Blogger.