Friday, December 16, 2011

Connect Blogger to Google+

The above popup which appeared when I logged in to blogger.com was a welcome sight.  I had been wondering when Google will start integrating its other services to Google+, and Blogger is an obvious choice to be among the first in line.

There are two major reasons why you will want to connect your Blogger account with Google+:
Consistent Profile.  You will now have just one profile for these two services.  The Blogger profile will have to be discarded though, so if you love what you have in there, make sure you save your profile photo and blurb first before making the switch.  You will have about a month to revert to your Blogger profile though, but what's the fun in that?
Post your blog post in Google +.  Yay!  Although you can actually do this already by copy-pasting the url, but this integration keeps mouseclicks to a bare minimum.  The system will now ask you if you want to display your article on Google+ after you hit the Publish button.  You can also change the sharing settings before committing to it.  Or you can decline sharing if you want to.  But what's the fun in that?

To connect: the notice should show up on your dashboard when you log-in to Blogger.  Just follow the easy steps and you'll be done before you know it.


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