Friday, September 12, 2003

Blogger drops Pro version

Google announced that Blogger Pro is being dropped as a separate product. Most of the features of Blogger Pro are going to be wrapped in regular Blogger which will remain a free product. As Blogger users know, the Pro version has been a $35 per year "extra" set of features.

Kind of a surprise to me. I wonder where Google, the new owner of Blogger, is going with this? I would have thought that Blogger might move in the direction of TypePad --charging a monthly fee. Evan Williams, a founder of Blogger, says "...we're excited about the many new things we have in the pipeline." This should get interesting as the strategy unfolds.

By the way, if you subscribed to Blogger Pro, your money will not be wasted. You should be receiving an email that entitles you to a free Blogger sweatshirt.