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Blogger Is Not A Social Networking Platform

We've been discussing the status of the Profile View counter for several weeks now. Recently, we've been seeing queries in Blogger Help Group about the counter, that make it look like the blogs have equal or lesser status than the profile, to some bloggers.
My profile views are not updating. Can I add a SiteMeter counter to my blogger profile even if I don't own a blog?
and here we have to note that you can't add a SiteMeter, or any other visitor counter, to your profile, period. You add a counter to your blog. If you don't have a blog, you set one up.

With Social Networking platforms, like FaceBook, MySpace, and Orkut, you start with a profile, and add accessories like blogs to the profile. Your profile is what people view first, when they follow the link on your friends page. Your blog, if you have one, is an accessory to your profile.

Blogger isn't a social networking platform - it's a blogging platform. With Blogger, if you have a single Blogger blog, it links to your profile; if you have multiple Blogger blogs, they are connected through your profile. Your blog is what attracts your readers.

Why are you in Blogger blogs, if you don't have a blog? Blogs are free. Make one, using your choice of any available name. Add a counter, copying counter code into a new HTML / JavaScript gadget, to your new blog. And, welcome to Blogger blogging.

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