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What is a blog?

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So you people want to know about blogs, right? Hmm ??? well, a blog is a website in which you will find lot of stuff posted by people from all over the world on regular basis.

What is a blog?

     

So you people want to know about blogs, right? Hmm ??? well, a blog is a website in which you will find lot of stuff posted by people from all over the world on regular basis. ?Stuff? means food, politics, local news, books, movies, music, travel, games, restaurants, poetry, health etc ; hmmm ?? it includes everything you can think of. There are blogs on virtually any topic that are updated pretty regularly from music, to spirituality, to traveling, to recipes, to personal diaries, to hobbies etc. Blogging has as many applications and varieties as you can imagine. These blog communities have emerged to form relations among people where they can share ideas, make friends etc. Sounds good hnn ?..

Precisely, a blog is a website where you will find lot of entries but in chronological order. It is a kind of tour with many guides to choose from. You can choose any guides of your interest and become its member or audience. It also possess human guide to get to know people at large.

If we talk about a particular blog, then it will be interesting to know that almost every blog consist of text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The most significant feature of blogs is that it invites readers to leave comments in an interactive format. Basically a journal that is available on the web. The entries made by the people are displayed in reverse chronological order with the most recent additions featured most prominently.

There are different kinds of blogs as I have mentioned before. Blogs, which focus on art, photographs, music, movies, sketchblog, videos and many more. These are commonly known as artlog, photoblog, MP3 blog, podcasting i.e. audio, etc. One thing to note here is that most blogs are primarily textual.

Lets talk about ? blogging ? now. Adding any entry to an existing blog is called blogging. Individual entries on a blog are called ?blog posts?. Maintaining, authoring, updating and adding of blogs is together known as ?blogging?. Well, you must be wondering now about the bloggers . These are the persons who post their entries to a particular blog. A blog comprises text, hypertext, images, and links to other web pages. These Blogs are updated daily using software that people need not to bother about.

Earlier there were several popular digital communities such as commercial online services such as GEnie, BiX, Usenet, CompuServe, e-mail lists and bulletin board systems (BBS) etc. Usenet used to be the primary serial medium that was almost like the Moderated Newsgroup to which people could post their entries which. This newsgroup used to be controlled by either an individual or a small group consisting of simply moderated discussion forums.

The evolution of the modern blog occurred form the online diary, where people could maintain an account of their personal lives. The blogs became stupendous in 2004 due to the news services, political consultants etc who began using them as tools for outreach and opinion forming.

From our long discussion you might have come to know about the difference between a website and a blog. You got it right! ??. You cannot add or update anything to a site. There is always a room for a lot of different groups, individuals, and opinions.

Happy blogging!! J

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Posted on: April 1, 2008

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