Monday, March 16, 2009

What is a Blog?

I started my blog a couple of days now and email some of my friends and family and told them to check it out. The common questions I'm being asked is what's a blog? I was surprise to hear this from most of my friends and family. I guess I took for granted that most people are on the up and up with all the web stuff with the twiiter, face book, my space chat and all the other stuff out there. I was a little surprised. I guess people in my part of the world who I call family and friends it's the opposite. How do you really describe what a blog is to people who,... let's say who only use the computers just for looking at their vacation pictures. And what's with the name "Blog" who invented this ?
Here is a little description that might help:

What is a Blog?
a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies) "postings on a blog are usually in chronological order" Short for Web log, a blog is a Web page that serves as a publicly accessible personal journal for an individual. Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.
Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online dairies . A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (webpages (artlog), photographs, sketches, videos, music, audio, which are part of a wider network of social media. is another type of blogging, one which consists of blogs with very short posts. As of December 2007, blog search engine Technorati was tracking more than 112 million blogs.[1] With the advent of video blogging, the word blog has taken on an even looser meaning — that of any bit of media wherein the subject expresses his opinion or simply talks about something.

What's a blogger?
A person who keeps and updates a blog

Who Created Blogging?
It was created by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Although its website is, the blogs it hosts are all subdomains of

Hope this help.

1 comment:

No said...

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