Friday, December 17, 2010

Blogger Goes Mobile as MyBlogLog Goes Bye-Bye

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As an early Christmas present to us, Santa Blogger has released their new Blogger mobile version which is available for users of Blogger in Draft. I learned about this because a little "alert" menu appeared on my Blogger's Dashboard today. To have your blog available on a Mobile device:
  •  You have to go the the "Email & Mobile" menu choice under the Settings tab. Once there, you'll see a "Mobile Template (beta)" section. Simply choose the "Yes On mobile devices, show the mobile version of my template" Option Choice; then press Save Settings at bottom.
  • Note: you have to do this for each blog that you have.

Prior to today, my blogs never loaded on my mobile phone. But, after setting this option, this blog and others were available. Thanks Google and Merry Christmas 2010!

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However, yesterday, Yahoo the Scrooge laid off hundreds of its workers. Besides giving these employees the "pink-slip present", they also announced that they are shutting down:

  • MyBlogLog
  • Delicious
  • AltaVista
  • Yahoo! Picks
  • Yahoo! Bookmarks
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • alltheweb
We really shouldn't be too surprised by this move. After all, it was only one year ago that rumors surfaced, saying MyBlogLog was closing.  I haven't seen the official dates for closing, but we should all make New Year's Resolutions to remove all of these Yahoo related products from our blogs. Bah! Humbug.
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  1. I went to settings and didn't see the "Mobile Template - Beta" under Email and Mobile. Has this not been rolled out to all accounts?

  2. @MissBwalya, If you're not using "Blogger Draft", then you probably cannot access this feature yet. Google typically rolls things out in "Draft" to get feedback and more. After all the bugs are fixed, the product is rolled out to all Blogger users.

    However, if you are a Blogger Draft user, then maybe they didn't give it to everyone yet. But, keep checking,

    I think this is a great improvement.

  3. i will check this blogger mobile thanks a lot for sharing first time to know .. about mybloglog i heard it already well i am member but not really use the site.

  4. I am now a "Blogger Draft" user, and definitely like the mobile feature. Already tested it.

    Thanks for the tip.


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