What is a Blog?
It’s now May 1st, 2012 and I still get emailed from people asking me the question. What is a Blog? The word blog, is short for web log. A blog is a website that gets updated chronologically with text, images, links, and media that can be viewed in a web browser. A blog can be very personal and only shared with specific people. Or a blog can be viewed publicly for the whole world to read and share. So a blog is basically a journal, for personal or business updates, and the author of the blog is called blogger.
There are currently over 73 million wordpress sites in the world and over 53 Million total blogs on tumblr. If you are a business owner and you do not have a blog, you are missing out on a lot of potential business. When done right, your blog can generate new business and if you have a big enough audience you can make a living as a blogger by monetizing your blog. Even if you don’t have a business, a lot of people use their blog as a resume and portfolio for their work. To promote themselves to potential clients and employers.
Other answers for the question What is a Blog?
Blogger: “A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world.
Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are millions of them, in all shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules.
In simple terms, a blog is a web site, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what’s new.”
Wikipedia: “A blog (a portmanteau of the term web log) is a personal journal published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first. Blogs are usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often are themed on a single subject. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.”
ProBlogger: “ To put it as simply as possible – a blog is a type of website that is usually arranged in chronological order from the most recent ‘post’ (or entry) at the top of the main page to the older entries towards the bottom.”
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