Recent trend among Blogger developers is short codes, which is I think initiated by My Blogger Tricks. I appreciate their work but on certain levels. Really is there any native features given by Blogger? Well, in start let me tell you there is not any feature unclosed by Blogger on any official blog, email or announcement. Then what it is actually?
Blogger doesn't allows any server side scripting, neither provides native access to post content like altering the content. However customization of headings, blockquotes and other stuff is possible with CSS, beside that we can't do anything.
Short codes are popular in Wordpress because developers can do that with PHP and user can simply access them while writing a blog post in post editor, well a rich system. This is done back end and browser never get involved in altering such content.
Front end languages involves browser that means unless the page loads, the short codes are not called short codes but the simple text. Well you may ask: