Monday, September 10, 2012

Blogger adds option to share posts via Dashboard

If you opened up your Blogger dashboard today, you might have noticed something new when you hover over new posts. Now I am talking about the new interface. I don't know about all of you, but I have been on the new interface for months. I will admit at first, though, I hated it and got lost and managed to find a button to take me back to the old interface. One day I jumped in, and it seemed very friendly (it was the same though) to me, and I found my way though it without switching back.

Now I am assuming that you are a logged in as an administrator of a blog. When you hover over a post, you get this showing. Below is a snapshot I took off of one of my posts.
Now there is a catch to this. If I didn't already say this, you need to connect Blogger to Google+ before you can use the feature. Now the decision is up to you to connect Blogger to Google+. On one hand, you get some new social integration. On the other hand, it just brings all of you data closer together so Google doesn't have to work hard to collect all of your data to sell to advertisers. I'm preying that the Blogger terms of service is much different then I think it is.

Overall, it is not that much of a new feature. I noticed, and thought about telling you all about this. Now I don't know if this is available in the old interface, as I no longer use it.