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Blogger in Draft says "Try the new Blogger!"

It's been long time that I wrote something here. Interestingly there seems to be a new update in Blogger in Draft (https://draft.blogger.com).

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Blogger profile confusions

Since Google has closed it's social networking service called the Google+ for consumers, few products has some effect on it. One of them is our very own blogger.

We could see that update notification in our blogger dashboard as below,



Besides from the things gone as mentioned in Blogger's official blog post here -> An update on Google+ and Blogger, we have a confusion on profile that needs to be clarified. That is the reason why I am writing this down.

There are now two profiles,

Blogger profileGoogle profileBlogger profile - Where does this appear?
This appears in all of your blogs if you have your profile gadget added. You can see that on this blog in the top right, How do I update this profile? Go to blogger.comNavigate to Settings > User settingsClick Edit under Blogger in User profile sectionYou'll be navigated to https://www.blogger.com/edit-profile.g where you can edit your profile that appears on the blog.Google profile - Where does this appear?
This appears in…

Blogger description confusions

Blogger, like the language confusions have one more confusion with respect to Blog description. We have two descriptions setup in Blogger.

Blog display description.Blog search description.Display Description is the description that appears when you visit your blog in the header under your blog title. For example, you could see the description of my blog,

Meet a spammer

Let me start by a warning, This blogpost has nothing to do with howtoblog and is a story of a spammer.

Years ago we had to face a spammer in the forum(Probably during Pistachio?) who was very persistent. He was a link dropping spammer who kept sharing his blog URL under every reply in the forum and somewhere to his blogposts which merely had instructions from Blogger Help Centre.

It went as,
Thanks and Regards,
HIS NAME
HIS BLOG URL Probably it was so difficult for TCs to make him go away as I happened to see him for months, spamming in the forum and one fine day he disappeared and never returned.

I happened to find him and interview him which I am writing down here,

Blogger Language Confusions

In BHF, we recently had a great confusion on Blogger Platform language and Blogger Blog language. So I decided to go ahead and write in detail about it.

There are two important terms here to begin with,
Blogger PlatformBlogger BlogBlogger Platform is what you see when you go to https://www.blogger.com. The operating system that helps you write and manage your blogs on Blogger.

DWI - Not all the time "Authoritative" helps

We already saw the common issues when custom domain is involved where we saw a tool called DWI - Dig Web Interface which will help us get DNS records of a particular domain.

Today while coming across a forum thread, got to notice a strange thing ever. It's not the first time however. If you refer the article about corrupted DNS, the blog URL used had similar issue.

It is normally recommended to use "Authoritative" under Name servers when digging a domain. However this doesn't always workout.