What is a blog?

What is a blog? It could be a personal diary of somebody or it could be a place for sharing their views about a matter or who knows it may be a platform for the people to make money. So, lets look at what are other people’s view about it?

To write entries in, add material to, or maintain a weblog.-Source

A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web links.-Source

“Blog” is an abbreviated version of “weblog,” which is a term used to describe web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. A blog is a frequently updated, personal website featuring diary-type commentary and links to articles on other Web sites.-Source

A blog (a contraction of the term “web log“)website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. “Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.-Source

A blog is a web site, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what’s new. –Source

So, do you understand what is meant by “blog”? If you are still confuse with it, let me define it in simple terms. Blog- is a website which contains entries which are arranged reverse-chronologically where newer entries are on the top and the older entries are called as archives.

The activity of posting is called as “blogging” and the one who maintains the blog is “blogger”.

Update: Here is a video by commoncraft. It is several years old but it may be a great introduction about blogging. So, enjoy the video.

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