What Is a Blog?

You’ve almost certainly heard the word “blog” before and you might have a rough idea of what a blog is, but as you will see opinions may differ a lot, and some time to better understand and clarify what you are about to embark on, is always a time well spent.

The word blog is a contraction of  “web log“, a phrase not so commonly used these days. In the simplest definition of the term, then, a blog is a log of your thoughts, ideas, useful links, photos, videos, or the latest news.

Technically, a blog is a series of posts arranged in chronological order. Most agree, however, they’re an important form of expression. Though many modern blogs are personal observances updated on a regular basis, the earliest blogs weren’t rants or observances. They were lists of links maintained by a handful of tech savvy individuals. It wasn’t until the late 1990’s that blogging evolved into what we see today.

A ‘post‘ is just another way of saying an entry, like an entry in a diary, or a column in a newspaper.

Posts are actually arranged in reverse chronological order, which means that when you visit a blog on the web, the latest story will appear at the top of the website, and the earlier ones will descend in order beneath it, by how recently they were published to the web.

some common characteristics of a blog:

    • Blog posts have a subject or header – just as a newspaper article, or email does
    • Blog posts then have a subject or body – the main part of the post, again just like an email

 

  • Blog posts most usually have comments – a way that readers can respond to what’s been said. This is an important part of blogging, which is much more conversational than print media. As soon as you write something, your readers have a chance to respond to it
  • Blog posts quite often have a time and date stamp – so that readers know how recent the post is. Commonly people aren’t so interested in reading out of date posts. Blogging is very much an “of the moment” phenomenon, and while you might create “evergreen” content, it’s likely that at least some of your posts will be time sensitive.

A blog is a website in which items are posted on a regular basis and displayed in reverse chronological order“.

So there you have it – a blog is an easy way of publishing your thoughts to the web, and here are in their own words 100 different people telling you how they personally feel about what a blog really is.

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2 Responses to “What Is a Blog?”

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