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My First Year of Blogging With Blogger

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One year ago today, on 15 July 2019, I returned to Google Blogger and started a new blog.
It was the conclusion of a journey that began over a dozen years earlier with my first blog on a self-hosted platform. I later published another blog on Blogger. Next, I left blogging for a few years. For several more years, I used Google+ as a blogging platform. Finally, I briefly tried the IndieWeb, which is not ready for prime time but intriguing.

What was my first year on Blogger like?
Uneventful. I chose Blogger because it’s a simple tool which doesn’t get in the way of writing and publishing. It does all I need and lets me focus on content.
Google has been refreshing Blogger with a gradual redesign for the past couple of years. They’re rebuilding the platform on foundations rooted in a modern, mobile friendly design language and infrastructure.
However, the new Blogger doesn’t provide much in the way of new features, at least for the time being. I would like a wider selection of responsive…