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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

What is a Blog ?

When I finalized that I will write my first blog on "BLOGS", for helping other to get familiar with blog & it's uses, then I got confused about writing "Where to start" What to Write" because the blog has it's own very broad wings. It is not easy to bend it in a few words. So, I thought, the starting must be from an introduction about blogs.

What is Blog ?
Now, first we take a look what is others opinion about blog.

What is Blog
What is a Blog ???
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.

In simple terms, a blog is a website, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what's new. Then they comment on it or link to it or email you. Or not.

Wikipedia has different opinion about different blog types

Let's See what Wikipedia says:
A blog is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).

The personal blog, an ongoing diary or commentary by an individual, is the traditional, most common blog. Few personal blogs rise to fame and the mainstream but some personal blogs quickly garner an extensive following. One type of personal blog, referred to as a micro-blog, is extremely detailed and seeks to capture a moment in time. Some sites, such as Twitter, allow bloggers to share thoughts and feelings instantaneously with friends and family, and are much faster than emailing or writing.

A blog can be private, as in most cases, or it can be for business purposes. Blogs used internally to enhance the communication and culture in a corporation or externally for marketing, branding or public relations purposes are called corporate blogs. Similar blogs for clubs and societies are called club blogs, group blogs, or by similar names; typical use is to inform members and other interested parties of club and member activities.

My point of View:

Yes, Blog is like a diary, I admit both the big organizations. But it is not a personal diary. Most of us have their own personal diary at home, we write our daily happenings, what we like / dislike, what we did special today etc. and of course we don't allow anyone to read out Personal Diary. But in this case we want more and more, thousands of thousands reader for our blog. So, it is like a diary but not like a personal diary.

My above statement is fit for 99.99% bloggers, but there is also 0.01% blogger exist, who need privacy for their blogs. Yes, it could be a private Blog. In other words, A blog can be a personal diary too. In fact  you can choose the people who can read and others can not. In a simple way "you can give authority to your friends/family/relatives or anyone you like to give, about reading your blog."

There is no difference between a Blog or a Website, In fact the blog is quite easy than creating a website. No need to learn html or other languages. It work just like a website, you will have a URL link for your blog like this one - my blog URL link is and also you can have your own domain name for your blog, just need to redirection. The Blog is a digital diary in which you can write your daily routine, your thoughts, your reviews about any products, store your favorite articles, spread little home business etc.

I know, you are getting crazy to publish your own blog, but wait, In my opinion you should understand it in more better way. Let's see it with an example, you do study for whole year, just to pass-out a little 10 days exams, all the year You do hard work, do practices, doing preparation for your exams. Apply the same formula here, first you need to be prepared. understanding the Blog is not everything, there are some more things to learn before publishing a Blog.

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