Zinglog.me is a simple blogging tool that lets users write about anything and everything as the mood strikes them. The use can create a Zinglog.me blog and jot down ideas, thoughts, information and anything else that comes to mind. The application provides users with privacy settings so they can decide if they would like their blog to be made publically available or limited to family and friends. Common posts can be linked together using threads, which help the user organize the information added to their blog.
Zinglog.me was created to give users an easy, personal blog to store anything they like. Users can write about anything, whether they create a theme for their blog or simple write about whatever is on their mind at the moment. The application was created in 2011 and provides casual bloggers with a way to save their thoughts, ideas and “brain dumps.”
The concept of blogging is not original, in fact there are numerous websites that offer a similar service. What makes Zinglog.me appealing is the site’s focus on a free for all blog writing style. The user can create posts based on anything and write about whatever they are thinking at the moment. The privacy settings encourage users to be more open with their blog posts.
The Zinglog.me website utilizes a very simple design that works well for the casual nature of the service. New users are greeted by a warm background and a white box that contains the colorful Zinglog.me logo. The user dashboard area features a dark green header with a white background. The application sticks with a very simple, minimalist design. After logging in, the user is presented with a rather standard text editor and title field (positioned just above the text editor box). A search tool is positioned along the left hand side. The look of the site is outdated. The site is not a pleasure to use.
A new user can get started by filling out the form presented right on the Zinglog.me homepage (along the right hand side, inside the white box). The form asks for a first and last name, email address and password. After filling out the form, the user can click the black “Create Your Zing Log” button at the bottom of the form. After submitting the form, the user is immediately taken to their dashboard and can begin writing blog posts.
Zinglog.me provides users with a simple blog solution. The application offers all the necessities, but little else. Charging a fee for the service might be a bit much for some users. Luckily, the creators have kept Zinglog.me appealing for casual bloggers by giving everyone free access. The user only hast to create their account to begin accessing the user dashboard and making posts. Users can write blog posts as often as they like, there is no subscription required and no limitations placed on user accounts.
Zinglog.me could be an option for users who prefer to blog casually. The privacy settings are a nice touch, allowing Zinglog.me to be an idea storage area as well as an actual blog. There are better blogging services with more features available.