Widgets and Things

A blogger relies on technology like a hospital patient relies on his/her doctors. Just like doctors, the more sophisticated technology is the better the experience you have. With newer technology you can run programs faster and a whole lot easier than when computers first came out. Did the people who first created the computer really believe that you wouldn’t have to plug in the computer in the future to keep it running, or to have internet? No, so the fact remains that technology has come so far and I believe that because of such advancement, people have definitely become way more dependent on it than they should be. A blogger with more experience with technology can host a blog way more successfully than someone who doesn’t know how to use a computer. The more experienced blogger can makes tags and use fancy displays on their posts that catch the readers attention, making the blog just that much more interesting to read. By being able to understand and use all the features of the internet and the rest of technology, bloggers create a more personal and better developed interface that users understand and interact with. By understanding technology you can customize your blog and that means you can make it your own. This helps the blogger reach their own level of success that is unlike anything else on the internet, and once they become unique the blog becomes known for being unusual. Also if the content of one blog was just as good as the content in another blog, but one blogger wasn’t familiar with technology and how to use its features while the other one was, the blog with the more techno-savvy host would be more successful and held to a higher level of standards.

Some interesting features that blogging platforms use are simple HTML codes that you can edit to customize your dashboard or even the first page of your blog. By simply copying and pasting a two line code into your blog you can make the page start to snow or do other cool things. It is these simple yet completely overlooked features that allow the more experienced blogger to excel his blog to a higher standard. A blogger can also, if he or she chooses, to install apps on their smart phone which can help the blogger keep in touch with their followers while on the move. These apps give the blogger the ability to post more frequently without the need for a plugin computer or laptop. It is as simple as turning on your phone. The apps allows the hosts to respond easier to comments made on their posts and to continue their interaction at any time.

Another aspect of the internet is widgets. These are tools made available from the blogging platform to add outside information from websites to a blog. Examples of these are: linking up your twitter feed to your blog, including a search bar in your blog, and embedding a game or anything that isn’t a post of the blog itself.

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