People have been waiting for an update to Blogger, and today we see that beta.blogger.com has been opened to the public. It looks like Tony was right -- the first sign of upcoming changes to the new service was the login page discovered three days before it was released.
Currently, only a handful of users are able to update their blogs to use Google accounts, but anyone can create a new a new one to try the new beta service. Philipp Lenssen made a video of Blogger beta if you aren't in the mood to sign up.
To read more about the updates, you can visit the "New Features" page on the blogger site -- it explains additions to the service, including:
More site feed options
According to the blog, there are even more features that will enhance Blogger in the coming months, such as "new ways to sort and search blogs by topic or keyword". Sorting and searching blogs is fine, but I am more curious about when they are will integrate Measure Map.