What you should know about Blogger

Blogger is blog publishing system that was created and launched by Pyra Labs on August 23, 1999. As one of the earliest dedicated publishing tools, Blogger is credited for helping popularize the format of most of today's blogs.

In February 2003, Blogger's Labs was acquired by Google under unpublicized terms. This acquisition has allowed premium features that were originally for free.

Since then, several features were integrated into Blogger, like Picasa, which Google purchased in 2004, and Hello, its photo sharing utility to allow users to post photos to their blogs.

On May 9, 2004, Blogger added features like CSS templates, individual archive pages for posts, comments and posting by email. On August 14, 2006, Blogger launched its beta version codenamed Invader alongside the gold release. This migrated users to Google servers, as well including some new features. It was on December 2006 that the beta version of Blogger was replaced with the new version and as of May 2007, Blogger has completely moved over to Google operated servers, which are claimed to be reliable due to quality.

Along with such server migration, several new features were introduced, including label organization, a drag-and-drop template editing interface, reading permissions (to create private blogs) and new Web feed options. Furthermore, blogs are updated dynamically. Since then, several features have followed to cope with the modernization of blogs.

Source: Wikipedia