If you’ve found your way here you have probably heard someone or seen a post somewhere talking about a blog. Well Ok… but…. what is a blog?
Definition: What is a Blog?
A simple definition is a personal website that gives you a source for information.
Originally blogs were called weblogs and then shortened to just blogs. So really they are in some ways an online log book or some would say they are similar to online journals.
Types of Blogs
Ok well that definition didn’t really address the point, now did it? Truthfully blogs can be so many things it’s hard to put a solid definition of what they are and what they are not. There are many different types of Blogs… from very specific (about 1 brand, 1 item, 1 topic) to very general (Lifestyle). Some blogs really focus all about about one persons life, beliefs, etc and others are a collections of articles from a larger community. Most blogs will still serve a purpose. Whether that purpose is to tell you about the bloggers life or about a specific brand really depends on the overall type of blog they are writing.
The fundamental purpose of a blog is to provide the reader with different blog posts or articles. Every blogger will have multiple things they want to talk about and no matter what they center around they help build that blog and the blogs credibility. Blog posts can contain a wide variety of things from pictures, to graphics, to full on text, to videos. etc.
Why do People Blog?
Well there is an interesting question. For me personally it’s an outlet of information I’ve gathered that people have asked me for or that I think they should know. But there are many reasons someone may choose to blog including:
- Making Money
- Finding people with their opinions
- To gain information
- To give information
So hopefully I’ve helped answer that original question you had… What is a Blog? Comment below or message me and tell me what you think about this article and tell me what you think blogging is.
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