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What Is Blogging?

The word blog is actually an abbreviated form of its real name, “weblog.” These weblogs allow first-time Internet users to “write” their date details into a diary style entry. Blogs tend to allow readers to comment, so as they were more common, communities popped up around popular blogs.

Like many online-based innovations, many entrepreneurs see the power of marketing by having a blog, and the acceptance of blogging within the business community helped to improve the popularity of this method. Not only can a blog be used to market a business, but it can also be a home business in itsel

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Blogging refers to the writing, photography and other media they publish online. Blogging started as an opportunity for each person to write diary entries, but has since been posted on many business websites. Blogging features include regular updates, informal language, and opportunities for students to engage and start a conversation.


Here’s a great look at what a blog is, why it’s popular, and tips for starting your own blog.
The word blog is actually an abbreviated form of its real name, “weblog.” These weblogs allow first-time Internet users to “write” their date details into a diary style entry. Blogs tend to allow readers to comment, so as they were more common, communities popped up around popular blogs.

Blog content is very different. For example, travel blogs can have multiple images with fewer text written, while political blogs may limit themselves to words that fit into the news of the day. The popularity of YouTube and similar sites also sparked video blogging, or “voting.”

Like many online-based innovations, many entrepreneurs see the power of marketing by having a blog, and the acceptance of blogging within the business community helped to improve the popularity of this method. Not only can a blog be used to market a business, but it can also be a home business itself.

You must have heard the word “blog” or “weblog” and maybe you think “what is a blog and what is it about?” Let’s face it, when I was in college, a lot of people were talking about “blogs” and “blogging”, but back then I never really knew what it was, I don’t care how I started to build a blog or know which are the best blogging sites! I didn’t know at all…

Fortunately, I have now published and managed many different blogs, so I can honestly say that I know what blogging is (check out our free blogging course at the top of the page if you want help starting one).

Before I give you an in-depth description of blogs and blogs, let’s see some explanations for that:

Definition and Examples of Blogging

Blogging refers to the writing, photography, and other media you publish online. Blogging started as an opportunity for each person to write diary entries, but has since been posted on many business websites. Blogging features include regular updates, informal language, and opportunities for students to engage and start a conversation.

Here’s a great look at what a blog is, why it’s popular, and tips for starting your own blog.

How Blogging Works

Blogs contain a series of posts made by one or more bloggers. The post appears in the following order, the most recent post on the main page. All posts are archived, and are usually categorized. Readers can browse these sections or page back to the blog to read old entries.


Blogs can focus on a single topic or contain a variety of themes and ideas. Some common blogs focus on things like:
Small businesses and their products
Various aspects of child rearing
Food and cooking
Celebrity views and gossip
Technical sports and certain teams
Product Reviews
Career advice


This is just a small sample of a blog topic. In almost every niche topic you can think of, there may be a few related blogs out there.
Many blogs start with people who want to share their thoughts and ideas. They post updates about themselves, their jobs, their families, and any hobbies or interests they might have. These blogs usually have limited reading, because most people are not interested in the daily lives of strangers.


Niche blogs that focus on a single topic have a wide range, and these are less popular. Same-minded people with similar interests become ordinary students, and sometimes small communities are formed in this way.


Another unique feature of blogging is communication. This happens when a blogger links to someone else’s blog within their blog post. For example, if a music teacher keeps a blog, and they are writing blog posts about how to create a chord, they can link to an artist blog to show an example of practical notes. A political blogger can link to another political blog and discuss how it agrees or disagrees with the post on that blog. The link, as well as the comment section, promotes a community concept that makes blogs unique.

Blogging vs. Websites
BlogsWebsites
Updated frequentlyLargely evergreen content
Allows for reader engagementOne-way communication

Websites Blogs Frequently updated Content that is always raw
Allows student engagement to communicate in one way or another

Some people are confused about what a blog is rather than a website. Part of the confusion is due to the fact that many businesses use both, usually by adding a blog section to the company’s website. However, there are two aspects of the blog that set it apart from the traditional website.


First, blogs are updated frequently. Whether it’s a mom’s blog where a woman shares the thrill of growing up, a food blog sharing new recipes, or a business providing updates on its services, blogs have new content added several times a week. Websites may contain new information from time to time, but for the most part, they provide consistent and consistent information.


Second, blogs allow for student engagement. Blogs and social media accounts often go hand in hand because they serve the same purpose of connecting audiences and content creators. Some websites may incorporate features that allow for chat, but in hindsight, a blog allows for more conversations and interactions than making a traditional website.

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