You might have been using Google Analytics, Crazy Egg or any other third party tools to track your blog traffic. Now Blogger has got built-in stats. The Blogger Stats monitors and analyzes blog visitor traffic in real time. You can see which posts are getting the most visits and which sites are sending traffic to your blog right now. For example, if a reader shares one of your blog posts on Twitter and the post is getting lots of clicks, you will see a traffic increase in Blogger Stats almost instantly, with the particular Tweet mentioning your post being identified as the traffic source. Traffic data across longer time periods (day/week/month) and all-time historical data are available as well.
You might have been reading a lot of tips, tricks and advice on how to become a better blogger. Even better bloggers read about how to create appealing content, how to promote your blog at social networking websites, how to first make friends and after that bore them with continuous shouting about what you have to offer at your blog, how a simple tweet can bring your more traffic, how to become a better blogger in 30 days, how to not sound like a stupid when you do not have a clue about exactly what you are writing, how to copy RSS from bigger sites and make their content your own, how to be a rock star blogger over night etc etc… Done reading? Here is a genuine trick of being better blogger right now. You won’t even hear this piece of advice from Darren Rowse. Its about your own hands and your PC keyboard.
Blogger now has a home on the iPhone. The team behind BlogPress built a free version of BlogPress just for Blogger users. BlogPress Lite contains many of the great Blogger features you have come to know into a simple yet powerful mobile application for blogging on the go.
If your blog is original and unique then nobody can steal content or it identity from you. You might have heard about Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures (commonly known as Digital Rights Management or DRM) that control access to copyrighted works. It also criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control, whether or not there is actual infringement of copyright itself. In addition, the DMCA heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet. Passed on October 12, 1998 by a unanimous vote in the U.S. Senate and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 28, 1998, the DMCA amended Title 17 of the United States Code to extend the reach of copyright, while limiting the liability of the providers of on-line services for copyright infringement by their users.
TechMynd is unique. TechMynd does not share its name or logo with any other blog or website. Currently I came across a fake blog at blogger which was using TechMynd in its URL. That blog is being given notice to take down because it tried to steal TechMynd’s identity.
There are pretty much easy automated methods to copy everything from any blog as it gets updated from time to time. In order to do so you just need RSS Feed URL of the target blog. Ever heard of Blog Aggregator or Feed Reader? They does the same thing. If your feed gets in the wrong hands, you are in a big trouble. Whatever you will post, it will get published over there also without your acknowledgment or awareness. There is an easy solution to that.
Matt Mullenweg (A founding developer of WordPress) talks about how blogs can change reading habits of a blog reader and blogger himself at WorldCamp 2008.
I find it true by myself that a blogger/blog reader has to digest much information in short time and he/she just tries to scan the whole thing whatever he is reading and gets the material of his interest. So the attention span for reading decreases in this way. When some one has been blogging for a while or has been reading blogs for a while, he will find it difficult to read the whole thing also in case of reading books.