Blogging is a discussion on the world wide web which flows in the chronological order in the form of posts, from the most recent to the oldest. Convert a regular journal from paper to web, and the blog is formed. Blogging can be defined in various ways; from very basic of the definition to very specific explanation.
Here are some of the definitions of blogging much wiser people:
‘A weblog is a hierarchy of text, images, media objects and data, arranged chronologically, that can be viewed in an HTML browser.’ – Source
‘A weblog is kind of a continual tour, with a human guide who you get to know. There are many guides to choose from, each develops an audience, and there’s also comraderie and politics between the people who run weblogs, they point to each other, in all kinds of structures, graphs, loops, etc.’ – Source
Aligned with the flow yet? It’s simple. Click here to see an example of a blog. Checkthis as another example.
You are not confused anymore are you? – Hopefully not.
Blogs are mostly written by one person, however that is not always the case. Blogs are updated regularly and are often written on more than one topic. You can find a blog on any topic that you can imagine. These days blogs are being written on daily hobbies, routines, fitness, recipes, food, photography, spirituality and anything and everything.
As a blogger and a reader one should know of the features of a blog to make the most of out of the blogging experience.
Archives: When you first land on a blog you might think there is not much to blog. Just a couple of recent entries and some links around it; however, there is a lot that has been done underneath the recent blogs. Clicking on the archives button allows the viewers to see all the entries from the author ( recent to oldest). There the reader can go over and read what interests them. For a better scan through of the previous articles, one can search through “category” option; thus is likely to find the information easier.
Comments: Most people use comments some choose not to use them. Comment section is used to get feedback from the reader to discuss the blogged topic. Users can simply click on the comment button below to give feedback, in return the author can reply to your comment and start a conversation.
A great way to know about blogging is to read a few and try and test how different people write blogs for different purposes. Blogs are mostly written like conversation, rather than a formal academic journal article.