2020: Blogger finally is introducing new features!

Updated on 3 Feb 2020:

Blogger, the blogging platform maintained by Google, is often criricized for being slow in introducing new features. While Wordpress has grown as the most used CMS and blogging platform, Blogger has lagged behind.

Starting mid-December 2019, Blogger is cleaning up some of its old stuff. It has changed the way Themes and Stats are offered, and promises to introduced modern-looking features in the days to come.

Hope, the changes being introduced by Blogger are not just minor tweaks to user interface for bloggers. My wishlist contains a few new themes, some features in post editors, some in-built SEO (search engine optimization) features. High time, Blogger rewards bloggers who have stayed with it despite the onslaught of Wordpress, with productive blogging features.

Changes noticed so far:

  • POST EDITOR: On the right column, The LINK option has been changed to include exposure link.
  • STATS: The looks have been changed, also now summary and the latest post data are shown on top.
  • COMMENTS: Looks have been changed.
  • PAGE EDITOR: Search description is available.
  • THEME: PREVIEW is not available now in the opening screen. The options to backup, HTML editing etc are hidden in the three dots on the right side. HTML EDITOR's buttons for saving/ preview are at the bottom.
  • In SETTINGS> OTHER, there is an option for VIDEO MANAGEMENT.
  • You can change the LANGUAGE of BLOGGER through SETTINGS> USER SETTINGS. But that will change the language for other Google products, e.g. Gmain also.