Launched in August of 1999, Blogger was one of the first dedicated blog-publishing tools and is credited for helping popularize the form.
More specifically, instead of hand-coding posts in HTML and frequently uploading new posts, the user can make posts to the weblog by submitting a form on the Blogger web site. This is possible with any Web browser and the results immediately show up on the site.
Blogger was started by Pyra Labs. In 2003 the search engine Google acquired the Pyra Labs and the Blogger service. Formerly premium features that needed to be paid for were made available for free by Google.
On May 9, 2004, Blogger relaunched with a redesign in collaboration between web design firms Adaptive Path and Stopdesign, adding features including CSS-compliant templates, individual archive pages for posts, comments, and posting by e-mail.