Google and Blogger have been pretty quiet of late. Not much happening.
Two recent announcements did catch my eye:
Now Blogger makes it possible to set a future post-date, and Blogger will honor that date and post only when that date comes around. I've contemplated this as a blogging technique.
Generally my blogging habit consists of collecting material, links, and ideas during the work-week, and then on the weekend, releasing a torrent of posts. Then this blog is dry again until the posts rain down again the following weekend.
I might have to see if this makes for a more consistent post release and blog experience for me an the GSD fans.
I've used Google Analytics for some time to keep an eye on this blog. I'm not a SEO centrist or anything. No ads and no ad-revenue here. I do find it fun to look at what posts are popular and where the link-back traffic is coming from. I've found quite a few fun and informative sites this way.
Google Analytics is pretty awesome and has some real hard-core statistical reports. But for the average Joe blogger, it's a ton of overkill.
Looking at the new interfaces proposed for the Google Analytics for Blogger shows a promising tool for Blogger bloggers. A nice and simple interface, Clear statistics, Popular Posts lined up.
I can't wait until it is released to a wider audience. Right now it remains in "private-beta" status and there isn't any way I can find to request to join the test group.