Blogster is an easy to use social media blogging platform. It reminds me of MySpace from back in the day. When you sign up (free) you start by adding your picture and profile (much like Facebook) and then you can add posts, recipes, photos, reviews, quizes, or any of a number of kinds of posts.
There is little flexibility in using Blogster, but that makes it very easy to use and navigate. It also keeps your page from getting that ‘over run with clutter’ feel that was so common with MySpace.
- Mass amounts of posts and people in almost any interest or activity
- Site look and feel is dated
- Need to have an account and be logged in to read anything
- Lots of marketing stye posts
When you add a post, you get standard Word style formatting tools. You can insert images and categorize into preset categories. You can also set who can see the post as well as what date you want your post to go live.
Privacy settings can be set for individual photos; limiting the groups of members that can see a photo. For example, the privacy of a photo can be set so that only the user’s friends can see the photo, while the privacy of another photo can be set so that all Blogster users can see it.
There are 832k Blogster users and 364k posts at the time of our review.
The audience seems to be females in their 20s, and while there are some interesting groups you can join (photography, cooking, books) there doesn’t seem to be much action. Support is limited to ‘bug reports’ and ‘suggestions’. The site works and is simple so doubtful you will need anything beyond this.
If you are just getting starting or headed in more of a ‘hobby’ blogging direction this might be worth checking out due to the fact that there is such a large base of bloggers on the site. Otherwise, we believe you have some better options out there.
|Boca Raton, Florida||Founded 2002|
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Editor’s note: This information was taken directly from the company’s page
Blogster is an online community of people who share interests and activities, and are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Blogster members can network and collaborate by creating a blog, building a personalized profile, creating a friend lists, commenting on articles and interacting in an online community.
They are positioned on simplicity, and easy-to-use settings options. Users create both their profiles and their blogs. They can also add other users with the same interests as friends, chat with other users, join groups, upload photos on a gallery, and even incorporate their blog RSS feed, Twitter and Flickr accounts.
|1 Time or Monthly:||Free|
|Ease of Use:||Easy|