What is blogging?

Sep 30 07:34 2010 Patrick Yong Print This Article

Blogging on the internet today is popular all over the world. Blog in short, is the term for weblog. A blog is basically an online journal where one can write to express their thoughts, ideas, opinions and almost anything for people to read.

What is blogging?

 

Blogging on the internet today is popular all over the world. Blog in short,Guest Posting is the term for weblog. A blog is basically an online journal where one can write to express their thoughts, ideas, opinions and almost anything for people to read. Blogs can be in several different styles, forms and layouts, the style preference will be dependent on the user.

 

Many blogging sites provide built in features such as hyperlink, straight texts, pictures, video and mp3's for you to feature in your blog. For instance, instead of writing texts, you can choose to make your blog feature more audio entries. This is called audio blogging.

 

Broadly, a blog should have the following framework features:

 

a. A title for your post.

b. A body - for the content of your post.

c. A trackback - where other sites can be linked back to your blog.

d. A permanent link - where every article written by you has a URL.

e. A comment space - where this space allow your readers to post comments on your blog.

 

Advantage of blogging.

 

One clear advantage of blogging is that it is simply made up of a few templates. This is different from other websites which can be made up of numerous individual pages. This simple few templates format make it easy for blog users to create new pages because of its fixed setting that include slots for the above framework features.

 

This easy framework is especially useful for first timers and they can start blogging immediately. They have the option to choose from a number of templates provided by blogging websites. 

 

Starting a blog.

 

You can start a blog by becoming a member of a blogging website of your choice. You automatically become a part of a blogging community as soon as you become a member. You can browse through other member's pages, link them to your own blogs and make comments in their blogs.

 

Uses of blogs.

 

There are many usages for blogs, besides blogging for personal use; there are a lot of blogs for other uses, such as, sports, politics, philosophy, social commentary and etc. These blogs follow a specific theme. As such, theses blogs are a form of medium in which people can share their experience, knowledge and opinions about a variety of themes and topics.

 

In other uses, blogs can be used as an advertising medium. Authors can use it to advertise their books on their blogs, other bloggers use it to express their opinion on current issues, events, news and catastrophes. In fact, the uses can be wide ranging.

 

In education, blogs can be an important medium to document lessons thought, learned and discussed. This is a useful medium for students who have missed their classes, where they can catch on with their assignments.

 

In business, many entrepreneurs have benefited from blogging by promoting their businesses on their blogs. Hundreds of millions of people are logging onto the net daily. Blogging today is a lucrative medium for bloggers to operate online businesses to promote their merchandise. There are others who benefited with income from advertisement.

 

The most popular blog type so far is the personal blog/journal and this is popular among first time users. They are the ones who want to document their daily struggles in their everyday life, poems, rants, opinions and etc. They find blogging offer them a medium to express themselves.  

 

Bloggers usually find themselves in a community, which is a significant feature in blogging. It creates a community of people sharing their ideas, thoughts and communicates with each other.

 

First time bloggers in search of avenues to enter the blogging world can browse through a number of blogging sites through blog directories. Through these directories, they can gather an understanding of what and how blogging communities are like.

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Patrick Yong is a practitioner of Internet Marketing and personal health well being. He writes and shares his knowledge to anyone who is keen to develop online businesses through his 'Internet Rags to Riches' website or seek to improve their health through his 'The Five Pillars of a healthy You' strategies to achieve optimal health. He invites you to visit his website at http://www.realmoneyonlinesite.com

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