Blogs – What is a Blog and What is a Blog Used For?
What exactly is a blog?
Blog, blogs is the shortened form of weblog ( "web" as in internet- "log" as in journal). This is an internet term for a personal web site / sites set up to be regularly updated as a diary or journal for public viewing. This diary can come in a form of written text, pictures, photographs, audio and video or in a combination of all.
What is a blog used for?
Blogs are written by professionals in all disciplines to share ideas, thoughts, concepts, expertise, art, music, stories, beauty, knowledge, experience, help, support to even their life story. What is great about the internet, is the room for everyone to share from the amateur blogs to stay at home moms using blogs to market products, chronicle events, share recipes or just how they feel.
The most successful blogs are normally written in a humorous, honest and personal way by celebrities right through to the terminally ill. Success in blogs knows no boundaries as to the audience they capture. Of course fame, writing skills, search engine optimization, blog layout and content all play a role in creating successful blogs but not always. Perhaps you could spell bind the world and dazzle us with your blog, go on show us how it is done and share your thoughts with the world.
How do I start a blog?
For an amateur blogger two easy options to consider would be signing up with either Blogger.com (blog.com) or WordPress.com and start a free blog with them. Here you can post your comments, ideas, thoughts and share with the rest of the world.