I can’t tell you the number of people who tell me they migrated from Blogger (blogspot), Google’s uber popular blog platform, because of the lack of categories.
I know that Blogger has implemented some great additions to their platform in the past year. When I began blogging on Blogger there was no picture upload (you had to use Picasa’s Hello and the integration was horrible. And, if I remember correctly, at that time comments as part of a Blogger blog were new as well. I know a lot of people on Blogger who still use HaloScan comments because at the time they were blogging their Blogger blogs did not have the comment feature.
Now, the last super-duper huge feature that Blogger needs to add is a category feature. Yes I know you can use Technorati tags as categories on a Blogger blog, but frankly, that’s not ‘easy’ and it’s not good enough for reliable categories.
Blogger needs to implement this pretty quickly. I migrated from Blogger to WordPress months ago, and it was a snap (and I didn’t lose one word of content). When others realize just how easy this migration is, if Blogger isn’t up to par with other free options, they’ll begin to hemorage.
Well, they’ll still have the sploggers…