Blogger Dynamic Views Vs Classic Views

I will always be a WordPress fan for what they offer with the hosted solution. Yet to have simplicity and ease of not having to host I decided to go for blogger, with the aid of the android app which was made available for this region recently.

I noticed that there was a new layout with blogger which was introduced recently and thought of giving a try for that. Within few days I noticed loads of drawbacks forcing me to revert to an older layout.

YouTube video about dynamic views

Issues I came across are the following;

  • No SEO as usual, Everything is in one page.
  • Same template(you can only change the colours) and no layout change, so you are not distinguished much from the millions of other users who use this.
  • Adsense support is available, but……. what you enable doesn’t apply, they do it the way that they want to do.
  • Everything is generated dynamically and I doubt whether the search engines will have the capability detect the content
  • When you share using social sharing services there is nothing available to be grabbed from the post (e.g. Facebook sharing) so sharing becomes difficult.

All I see is bad and no good 😦

Hope these will aid you guys to make your own decision if you are using blogger.

Blogger app available for Android in SL

There are wordpress fans and also blogger fans. WordPress guys have enjoyed having the Android application for some time now.

But even though the blogger app was available it was not enabled for our region. I even tried from Thailand still it was not enabled for them also.

Since few days I noticed that it’s available via the official channel, the ‘Google play store’ . So good news for all blogger fans. That’s if you have an un-rooted android like mine.

If you have a rooted device simply install the market enabler app and fake your carrier to be a US one and you can do anything 🙂 no need to wait…

Ah! Forgot to mention that this was also a mobile post 🙂

Social Commenting – DISQUS vs IntenseDebate

As far as I see the initial adopter of social commenting was Google where they allowed users to comment with their Google profiles. With the introduction of the Facebook connect this became a total madness with many blogger and websites where everyone started to use it, including me which then proved to be unreliable and taking a long time to load. Then came twitter becoming one of the the early followers with many late followers to enter.

Then came the third parties such as DISQUS and IntenseDebate where they combined many of these social commenting providers to give a comprehensive solution with more interactivity and user friendliness. My first choice was IntenseDebete which I noticed an increase in the loading time of my blog after sometime, still the ongoing social commenting madness kept me away from reverting back.
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