What Are Blogs?
Blogs have become a popular way for many people to express themselves and their ideas on the internet. There are many different types of blogs, ranging from general purpose blogs, to ones focused on certain interests or lifestyle choices. There are blogs that are specifically oriented toward business, while there are blogs that are designed to express personal thoughts and opinions about pretty much anything under the sun. Regardless of whether you’re publishing a personal blog or a business blog, the concept behind them is basically the same: someone takes a piece of writing and puts their own unique mark on it so that others can read what they have written.
A blog, simply put, is a written discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web, usually consisting of loosely documented, loosely alphabetical text posts. Posts are usually displayed in either reverse chronological order, or in recent order, so the newest post is at the top of the page, above all other content. The primary purpose of these blogs is to share information and to entertain readers. However, as the internet grows and develops at a rapid pace, blogs are evolving into a number of different formats. Some examples of blog types are blog sites, such as WordPress or Blogger, blog pages, also known as subdomains, and blogs that have either been moved to a new URL, or have been deleted from the internet entirely.
As previously mentioned, there are many different types of blogs including those that focus on particular topics, those that are written by individuals and published for personal purposes, and those that are published commercially. All blog posts, however, include some basic elements that are shared by all blogs, such as categories, keywords, titles, and, increasingly, meta tags and descriptions. Blogs also differ in terms of formatting, number of posts, structure, style, and content. Most blogs, regardless of topic, are updated monthly in some fashion. While the earliest versions of blogs did not include audio or video, today’s blogs include video and audio.