MyBlogLog takes is an interesting platform for social networking for bloggers and it takes the concept of tracking a step ahead. It allows people to know where their users come from and which pages they are visiting and provides a reliable mechanism to track their movement from the blog. Using this site people get an idea of what seems interesting to others (in case a new content is posted on the main page) and then can use such information in re-structuring the information they already have. Another way can be to keep an account of the links, people click onto. In normal circumstances outbound link tracking is a complex task as it requires CGIs and managed links. MyBlogLog is an attempt in making this procedure simpler and easier. In a way, it helps unveiling the causes which lead to readers moving on to other sites i.e. what is the element that strikes the right note but is missing in the blog or site in question. One can know what the readers have shifted onto after they did not find a particular site worthy enough to stay on. This supports a global conversation, empowering the authors and readers to operate at the same level. People can learn while engaging with one other; thereby taking conversations to a whole new level.
This website was founded in January 2005 and the headquarters are in San Francisco. It has now become a part of Yahoo services and is the brainchild of Todd and Eric of Florida. In February 2011, Yahoo announced that it will officially discontinue the service as of May 24, 2011.
As compared to other websites this one has a complex web of features and is therefore a difficult one to handle. The navigation is a cumbersome task as one gets lost in between the process. Though it sports a bunch of innovative features, many of them are not organized in a proper manner and therefore of limited use only.
The site does not appear to be very eye-catching though it uses many combinations of colors for both the background and the text. A large number of features have been put in, which sometimes make their navigation confusing. The home page is not something which would prompt someone to venture into the heaps of information the website offers.
Since this is a blogging site, it asks for detailed information about the person wishing to get registered. It ranges from profile information (requiring name, City, Country) to contact information (questions for e-mail address, mailing address, phone no.) to preferences. The last category tries to have an insight into whether a person would like to join the community of a frequently visited site. Some others pertain to e-mail notification, tagging and community messages. Sign-in is possible via yahoo id too as it is one of the subsidiaries of Yahoo.
One can sign-up for free version first and see whether it can be of much use to him/her. Conversion to the paid Pro version is possible any time but still one has the option of reverting back to the free version if the features of Pro version are not much being used.
Authors can now have a simple way of knowing what the readers prefer more and can reformulate their literature according to the tastes the readers seem to have. Also people can know who all have visited the same blog as they did and be friends with them. It is recommended for those who like befriending people on community sites and enlarging their social circle. This is possible because of the system provides bloggers an opportunity to talk amongst each other.