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.]

Friday, November 9, 2007

Blogit passes half a million blog entries, over 2 million comments

Earlier this month, the Blogit ecosystem reached the half a million mark in blog entries and over two and a quarter million comments! Go Blogit members!

The 500,000th blog entry was posted bspinner on November 1, 2007 at 4:28 PM PST (or Blogit Standard Time).

Thank you all for making Blogit one of the longest running blogging communities in the world.

Blogit Team

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Try the new Interactives space!

One issue on Blogit is that there are two distinct "camps":

a) The traditional or "main" camp, with blogs of articles, short stories, poetry etc.

b) The interactive activity or "interactivities" camp, which has evolved over time, containing blogs of games such as "name this celebrity", lists or riffing off of words.

Many people tend to be more interested in the traditional camp, while others may prefer the interactive camp. This is causing a conflict between what's acceptable and appropriate in each camp.

So, when you look at the lower part of the home page, you'll now see two distinct spaces: "Main" and "Interactivities", each with its own New Blog Entries and New Comments.

We hope this will encourage both camps to participate in Blogit even more, since they won't be stepping on each other's toes.

To make a blog appear in the Interactivities space, please use the Members' Games or Lists & Information categories. Please review your existing blogs and move any as appropriate. As always, we may move blogs into these categories if appropriate.

We hope you enjoy this new part of Blogit, and would welcome your feedback. We'd like to thank the people who emailed us and suggested that we try to find a way to allow both camps to coexist peacefully on Blogit.

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