What is a blog?

Filed under: Blogging; Author: Les Bain; Posted: September 15, 2008 at 3:04 pm;

A blog is a journal, log, or diary that is online on the web.  Web + log = Blog.

It is characterized by sequential entries in descending sequence by date.

Blogs can be written by one person.  They can be written by teams of people. 

There are many types of blogs.

  • Personal Blogs are closer to diaries and are often very personal.
  • Photoblogs are blogs with photographs.
  • Linkblogs contain links to other online articles and blog posts.
  • Vlogs are Video Blogs
  • Blogs with audio are called Audio blogs or Podcasts.

Blogs can be organized by topic. 

  • Political Blogs
  • Technical Blogs
  • Sports Blogs

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