What is a Blogger™ Bar?

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H. Bliss
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A Blogger™ bar is a navigation menu that appears at the top of Blogger™ blogs. The Blogger™ navigation bar appears automatically on the top of a Blogger™ blog, and helps a Blogger™ user log in to the system, browse blogs and access the controls for his own blogs. This bar can be modified or removed by editing blog settings from within Blogger™. In addition to the navigational bar on the Blogger™ website, there is also a Firefox® add-on program called the Blogger Bar, which is designed to help a user search and browse Blogger™ blogs.

Blogger™, also known as Blogspot®, is a website offering a free blog hosting service. This company is run by Google. Through Blogger™, a user can sign up for a blog account, design a blog, post blog entries, and connect a blog to multiple advertising streams, a process called monetizing the blog. The Blogger™ bar on a Blogger™ blog offers links that take a blog owner directly to an options and settings page, where he can make changes to the look, content, and function on his blog.

Also called a toolbar or menubar, a navigation bar is a browser menu that gives a user quick access to specific browser functions. This type of bar can be a part of the browser, or it can be a part of the website loaded in the browser. Navigation bars that are installed in the browser can usually be acquired by downloading software. Usually, a navigation bar like the Blogger™ bar is docked on one edge of the screen, most often the top or bottom of the browser window.

Blogging is the act of keeping a personal public journal, often for money earned through advertising and sales-revenue-share programs. A user usually updates a blog on a regular, often weekly basis. Blogs are sometimes about personal subjects, but can also be about a person's business, hobbies, or topics of interest. Common advertising networks that work with blogs on Blogger™ include Adsense™, Amazon® and Chitika. A blog can also acquire direct sponsors who pay for advertising space on the blog.

The Blogger™ bar is not popular with all users, but some bloggers find it helpful. Many users use the onsite Blogger™ bar frequently because it provides easy access to blog settings while browsing the site. Others do not like the look of the Blogger™ bar and prefer to use hypertext markup language (HTML) coding edits to remove the Blogger™ bar from the blog pages.

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