Friday, November 16, 2007

What is a Blog?

Anyone reading this post already knows what a Blog is but there are still millions of people who if you tell them that your hobby is blogging will say, "you do what?" They have no idea what you are talking about and may think you are doing something that should not be talked about in public.

So to help educate the masses, here is a short post on blogging:

What is a blog?

The following is from : Wikipedia:

blog (a portmanteau of web log) is a website where entries are written in chronological order and commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (artlog), photographs (photoblog), sketchblog, videos (vlog), music (MP3 blog), audio (podcasting) and are part of a wider network of social media. Micro-blogging is another type of blogging which consists of blogs with very short posts.

As of September 2007, blog search engine Technorati was tracking more than 106 million blogs

You can read the entire article on blogging here: blogs

Definitions of Blog on the Web:

A frequently updated journal or diary usually, often hosted by a third

An online

Short for "Web log," a specialized site that allows an individual or group of individuals to share a running log of events and personal insights with online audiences. Blogs with political or current-events themes have grown in popularity and become "soap boxes" for instant mass-audience

Web LOG is a journal kept on the Internet. This journal is often updated daily and contains all information that the person maintaining the BLOG (the blogger) wishes to share with the world.

Like an online dairy. This can be about and be used for anything at all, it can be used for news, reviews, products etc for a business, organisation etc. This is great as it helps the user stay in touch with the website with new and up to date

A blog is information that is instantly published to a Web site. Blog scripting allows someone to automatically post information to a Web site. The information first goes to a blogger Web site. Then the information is automatically inserted into a template tailored for your Web

A BLOG is a publication of personal thoughts, experiences, and web links. It is updated frequently and is usually a mixture of what is happening in a person's life and what is happening on the web or in the media.

A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web

To read more definitions follow this link: Blogs

Here is a link to a great overview on blogging: Blogger: Tour - What's a blog?

So now that you have the information on blogging, share it with others and encourage them to join the revolution that is blogging.

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