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Friday, November 10, 2023

New Blogit mobile-friendly layout

The page layout now adapts to the kind of device each viewer is using. For example, on a phone, blogs can be read without needing to zoom in, and sidebars appear below the blog entries.

To make sure that blogs using old advanced or classic custom templates are readable, they still use a layout similar to the previous layout. If you have such a blog and would like to use the new layout, please contact me for help changing your old templates.

If you experience any issues, please let me know.


Monday, September 11, 2023

Yet another new editing toolbar

The toolbar has been improved to work well in all current browsers, and to be easier to view and use. I hope you enjoy it!

Spellcheck now happens as you type, so the separate spellcheck button has been retired. In most browsers, a possible misspelling will be underlined in red.

To see correct spelling suggestions:

  • On Windows, please click the right mouse button on the word.
  • On a Mac, please hold down the Control key while clicking the word.
  • On some devices or browsers, you may only need to click or tap the word.

New emojis, which were a common request, have been added, and can now be made larger without loss of quality. There are also security improvements, which aren't very exciting, but help keep everyone on Blogit secure.

If something isn't working correctly, or could be improved further, please let me know.

Sep 19 Update: the original emoticons are now available as an option, and an issue with Chrome for Windows not showing spellcheck suggestions has been fixed (thanks to Sea_Gypsy for the report).


P.S. Also addressed today: posting a blog entry is now faster.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Blogit turns 10!

It's exactly 10 years since the Blogit service became available to everyone.

An enormous thank you to all of the subscribers (this means you!) and the people who worked behind the scenes to make Blogit possible.

It wouldn't have existed without you.


Humayun Lari

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New editing toolbar

The new editing toolbar works more consistently in the latest web browsers. We hope you enjoy it!

You don’t need to do anything to start using the new toolbar. Please let us know if you experience any problems.

P.S. Also included in this update: pasted content should no longer cause blog pages to get extremely wide and run off the edge of the screen.

Friday, June 3, 2011

New for me page

The New for me page (currently in preview) is an easy way to see all the comments left in response to your blog comments or blog entries.

So, comment away!

To see the new page, click here or go to the home page and click the "New for me" link below "The Blogit Cafe".

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Blogit server

Earlier today, Blogit moved to a new server (computer system) that has four times as much processing capacity, four times as much memory and twice as much storage capacity. The new server uses the latest Microsoft operating system, Internet and database technologies.

We hope this will make Blogit even more reliable and fast for you.

Since it takes time for local Internet providers to update their server records, it may be up to 24 hours before you start reaching the new server. If you experience any problems, please let us know.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

New editing toolbar

Blogit has released a significant upgrade to the Blogit editing toolbar that improves your experience when writing and editing content.

The new editing toolbar appears much more quickly on all browsers, especially when you return to the editing page. In addition, it improves support for new web browsers such as Firefox 3 and Google Chrome.

We hope you enjoy the new editing toolbar. If you experience any problems, please let us know!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Comment text minimum

Each comment now needs to contain at least 15 letters (spaces and punctuation are not counted).

As before, the subject line may be left blank.

Update: By popular demand, this is no longer the case. (As a reminder, to report comment spam, click the "Report abuse" link next to the comment.)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Blogit upgrade: comment reporting system, calling cards, and more!

Comment reporting system

It’s wonderful when someone reads a blog entry and leaves a thoughtful comment. This is an important part of what makes Blogit a great place to be.

What isn’t so good is when someone leaves a comment such as “Nice post” or just a rose on ten different blog entries within a short period of time. It’s obvious that the person is spamming the comment section and pretending that they read each author’s work when they didn’t. 

We now have a new “Report abuse” link next to every comment that makes it easy for readers to notify us of such comments. This is part of a new comment reporting system that allows us to track, review and remove inappropriate comments more quickly. 

If someone posts a lot of comments that have to be removed, his or her commenting privileges will be temporarily switched off for 1 day. If it happens again, the privileges will be switched off for 2 days, and so on. 

Calling cards 

Of course, there are times when you read an author’s work and don’t have anything to say, but still want to let the author know that you read them. 

Most blogs will now have a new “Leave calling card” link under each entry, which makes this simple to do. To view calling cards left on your blogs, please go to your Write page and click “View calling cards”.

(If you have the Gold plan and are using an advanced template, learn how to add this feature; if you are a Classic subscriber using a Classic custom template, this new feature is not supported.)

And more…

There are now new emoticons available – which may be used in blogs, items, comments and calling cards – and you may choose not to display your earnings on your member profile by going to My Account and clicking “View or change preferences”.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Blogit upgrade: list items for sale

Happy holidays! Now, in addition to your blogs, you may also list an item (e.g. article, poem, etc.) for sale at the price you choose.

Your items will appear on your profile page and the New Items page. Buyers may purchase your item simply by clicking the “Buy now” button.

Payments are made via PayPal, so you’ll receive payment instantly in most cases. (If you don’t have a PayPal account, to ensure that you receive payment quickly and your buyers have a good experience, please set up your PayPal account by going to, and then follow the instructions in the PayPal welcome message to confirm your email address with PayPal.)

To list an item, click Write and then click “List an item for sale”. Listing items is free; when an item sells, the seller is charged a fee of 10% of the sale price. You may list up to 20 items at a time.

Currently, you must be a Blogit subscriber to buy an item. We are also considering allowing non-subscribers to purchase items, if there is interest from sellers.

Please note that the Blogit Terms of Use has been revised. The revised agreement includes changes to cover the listing and sale of items. We have also clarified further that an author always owns the copyright to their work, even when it’s licensed to us for use in blogs and items.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if you have feedback or if something isn’t working properly for you.

[Edit: the fee percentage has been corrected.]

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