Andy Baio reminds us that today is Blogger's twentieth birthday, per the announcement by Ev (via the Wayback Machine because Ev's security certificate expired last year) on August 23, 1999, at 3:45pm.
We just launched a cool new tool at Pyra. It's called Blogger. It's an automated weblog publishing tool. Unlike Pitas, which, don't get me wrong, is cool, Blogger FTP's your updated weblog page to your own server after each post. This means you can have everything “under the same roof,” as Jack put it the other day. You retain complete control. In fact, no one even has to know you're using Blogger. It just makes your life simplier. Check it out. (Coming soon: Automated XML channel creation.)
Not too long ago I got nostaglic and took a look back at some of my early Blogger blogs from that golden age of blogging. Mostly what this all means is that I am old, and it's very weird to be blogging regularly again, and once again on a new platform.
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