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Darren over at Problogger.net is having a group writing project where bloggers submit what they would do differently if they were to start their blog all over again. The original header for this blog is actually Blogger for Dummies. This project sounds like a good excuse to explain to readers why I need to change the header.
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If I am to start the blog again, I would not have put Blogger for Dummies as its header. Apparently, FOR DUMMIESÂ® is a registered trademark of Wiley Publishing, Inc. I did not know this when I started the blog, but was alerted to it by Rose DesRochers a few months later. To avoid future problems, I changed the header to Blogger Help. (Update August 14, 2006: Changed the title again to Dummies Guide to Google Blogger. There is no "For Dummies" in the header, therefore no infringement of the trademark) However, the site already have inbound links, is being found by search engines and readers have found the posts useful. Thus I have kept the site andURLl intact as I don't think it involves violation of the trademark, and started a new blog at Blogger Tips and Tricks just in case. To try to integrate the two sites I have created categories and have incorporated tagged posts from Blogger Tips and Tricks into the categories on this blog. If ever there are new posts, they will be below this post in the main page. You can still find new posts by checking the Categories on the sidebar, and also search for topics in the Google sitesearch box by ticking the radio buttons against blogger-tricks.blogspot.com or testing-blogger-beta.com
I would also have used the URL http://email@example.com rather than http://bloggerfordummies.blogspot.com. This is because search engines cannotdistinguish between combined words. You may unintentionally end up with domain names that convey other impressions than the one you intended. Look at the funny results, for example, in this article: The top 10 unintentionally worst company URLs (close new window to get back to this page).
I have read the posts on Darren's group writing project and have noticed a few bloggers mentioning they would not have started with Blogger and would have preferred Wordpress instead. However, I have a different experience with Blogger. There have been complaints about Blogger support being slow to respond. However, just recently, I contacted Blogger support to ask them to remove the post word verification, and it was done within 24 hours. I think I will stick with Blogger.
Update 20 November 2007: I have been meaning to write an online book for Blogger bloggers and have registered a subdomain http://dummies-guide-to-google-blogger.blogspot.com for the purpose. Didn't do anything about it as I was waiting for Blogger beta to stabilise. Now that Blogger Beta is almost complete, and I got a query from a reader of my blogs, I though I might as well start it off by answering her with a post in that blog. I have since answered 2 other question in that blog. Do have a look at my new blog Dummies Guide to Google Blogger.
Now this blog and the new blog share the same title. I will have to change the title of this blog again. Anyone has any suggestion? I think I will change the Header to "Dummies Guide to Blogger Classic"
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