Anyway, I just figured out how to do that blur-based glow that graces the logo text. I've known how to make glows in GIMP and PS for years, and thankfully it's pretty similar in Inkscape.
How to make glows in Inkscape:
First, you want to make a copy of the target object. There are several ways to do this, but I prefer to use Duplicate because it doesn't lock the glow to the same color as the original like Clone does.
- Press Ctrl+D to make a duplicate of the selection, or click Edit->Duplicate.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+F to open the "Fill and Stroke" dialog.
- At the bottom of the window, move the "Blur, %" slider as desired. 3% is what I used.
- Hit PageUp or PageDown to raise or lower the selected object.