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Blogging with Blogger

Blogger is one of the many options available for bloggers looking for a free blog software. This website at offers registered users the opportunity to publish their own blog for free. The site also has templates that the blogger can use to create their blog and even allows bloggers to easily place Google ads on their blog and coordinate an AdSense account for users so they can potentially take advantage of their blog.

This article discusses the history of Blogger and the terms of use. Blogger started in 1999 with a small group of friends in the San Francisco area who ran a company called Pyra Labs. These friends did not seek to create a network of bloggers but nevertheless Blogger came out of their efforts. The three friends who developed bloggers were programmers who worked hard for others in an effort to fund their own efforts.

As mentioned earlier, a network of blogs was not their initial goal, but friends were intrigued by the idea as it emerged and others were interested, because their concept quickly took off and new members joined every day. Like most Internet entrepreneurs of this period, they experienced setbacks, but continued to persevere. In 2002, Blogger was doing well, but had an unexpected surprise when Google expressed interest in buying Pyra Labs.

Google became interested in the rise of the blogging community and members of Pyra Lab sold their business allowing Google to resume the operation. Since its arrival, Google has introduced the concept of AdSense advertising campaigns on blogs, which has generated profits for Google and bloggers. Blogger not only offers members templates to create a blog and express their opinions on the internet, but also simplifies the process of placing AdSense ads on the blog.

Blogger’s terms of use may change, but there are a few basic terms that users can expect. Blogger’s Terms of Use provide explanations about such things as the services offered, a description of the correct use of the services, privacy policies, an explanation of intellectual property rights, reason for termination and information regarding the legal jurisdiction of the site.

Blogger members are advised to carefully review these policies before becoming a member and ensure that they understand and agree to all of these terms. If the prospective member is unsure of the meaning of one or more terms, they should contact Blogger for clarification on the Terms of Use. Blogger members should also be aware that the Terms of Use may change and should review these terms periodically to ensure that there have been no changes that will negatively impact the member.

Blogger members should pay particular attention to the section of the Terms of Use which specifies the reasons for termination of a member’s account. This information is important because it will help prevent the member from inadvertently taking any action that could result in termination or suspension of their account. Blogger is not required to notify the member of violations before suspending the account so a member will likely lose their account before they even realize they have violated the terms of use.