Blogger developers crawl after WordPress and add Pages feature
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Google announced Thursday that Blogger’s beta feature that allows users to create separate pages -- such as an ‘about me’ page -- is now available to everyone.
Though it may sound a little (a lot?) tardy for a basic feature like that (such an option has been available in many competing blog platforms for several years), it’s a significant addition for the site’s droves of loyal users -- made up mostly of amateur authors and anchored by Google’s insanely popular corporate blogs.
Blogger in many ways kicked the phenomenon of weblogs into high gear. After Google acquired the site and its founder, Evan Williams, moved on to become chief executive of Twitter, many professionals and tech-savvy writers have migrated to more fully featured blogging platforms like WordPress and TypePad, or followed Williams to trendy microblogging platforms like Twitter or Tumblr.
But for those still holding on to the glory days of blogging (in my day, blogs didn’t have pictures!), you can finally design a page about yourself that doesn’t have to adhere to Blogger’s rigid profile layout.
-- Mark Milian
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