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Saturday, May 23, 2009

What Is A Blog ?

Some people who are not familiar with the computer language will ask what is a blog? Well, a blog (shortened from "Weblog") is a personal Web page that the creator regularly updates. It's similar to a diary or journal except bloggers choose to post their feelings, thoughts and observation for the world to see rather than to scribble them on page. Blogs are usually updated daily or weekly and most offer readers an opportunity to post a comment. No editor, publisher or other third party filters the information. Freedom of speech prevails, but the quality of writing and subject matter are decidedly mixed bag.

Blogs promotes projects, share experiences, voice opinions and chronicle journeys; most contain photos or other graphics and links to other Web sites. A woman who's battling cancer or wants to weight loss may create blog so she can update friends about her health without fielding phone calls all day long. A stay home mom may blog to share her day to day thoughts on raising kids. The possibilities are endless and to date there are more than 70 million blogs on the internet.

To get sense of what blogs are about, visit blog search at google.com, type in any topic and take a tour of the scores of blogs to turn up. Some of the most popular are also listed at technorati.com/pop/blogs.

To start your own blog, go to google.com and search for "free blog". You'll get a list of dozens of free blog sites. Better yet, go to lhj.com/startablog. Any blog site should walk you step by step through the process of creating one. Don't be discourage if you have a few visitors at first; it takes time to establish an audience. Post on other blogs to introduce yourself and invite visitors to yours.

3 comments:

Rumah Islami said...

share your idea or opinion through blogging and let's get new friend by visiting the others :)

nice post my friend :)

faye said...

its our online diaries that give us a break to meet new friends online- the co-bloggers...thanks for sharing happy blogging kabayan..takecare

300allpctips said...

nice blog

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