An Overview of Term Blog, Blogger & Blogging.

An overview of the term blog blogger and blogging.
An introduction to blog (weblog), blogger and blogging for beginners by Blogging Basic.

If you have visited this page intentionally from a search query or any other medium than you may be having the same question in your mind, "what is a blog? Or, what is a web blog?" It's true that plenty of people are still unaware of the term blog (you must be one among them👅). But, before I explain what is a blog, let us read how experts define the term blog.

Note: Below given are the definitions of a blog from popular websites which I found online. I am in no way associated with these websites, blogs, forum or whatever it may be. I have quoted the below-given definition of a blog to let newbies (beginners) understand the meaning of a blog. I've tried to keep it original and provide due credit by backlinking to the particular website. However, if you claim ownership of below-given definition text and have any issues related to the content posted here or in any portion of this post, you may kindly mail us or contact us using a contact form or comment form.

A blog (a truncation of the expression "weblog")[1] is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries ("posts"). Wikipedia

"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 features diary-type commentary and links to articles on other Web sites, usually presented as a list of entries in reverse chronological order. WordPress.Org

A blog is a type of website that is usually arranged in chronological order from the most recent ‘post’ (or entry) at the top of the main page to the older entries towards the bottom. Problogger

Blog definition & explanation by Blogging Basic.

"Blog is an abbreviated verse of a weblog an online journal or a personal diary which is frequently updated with posts, comments, discussion on various topics."

A blog is usually maintained by a company or an individual. The contents of the blog are organized by date and time where the most recent entries appear at the first page or a home page while old entries are buried at the last covered with several other older entries.

A blog gives you, your company or an organization a voice on the web. It is a place to collect and share things that you find interesting - whether it is your political commentary, an announcement, advertisement, a personal diary or links to websites that you want to remember.

Different features of a Blog

Blogs comprise of few features that make blogs different from other websites are:

  1. Rss: content is syndicated via RSS feeds.
  2. Regular Updates: content is updated regularly.
  3. Comments: readers have the possibility to leave comments.
  4. Chronology: content is published in a chronological fashion.
  5. Archives: lists every blog article on the site, sorted by day, month or year.
  6. Trackbacks: other blog authors can interact via trackbacks and pingbacks. 
Permalinks, Blog Rolls, Syndication, Plugins/Widgets/Gadgets, etc.

What is blogging, why is it popular?

The activity of writing an article and posting it chronologically with regularly update is called blogging. Blogging is about more than just putting your thoughts on the web. It's about connecting with and hearing from anyone who reads your work.

Blogging was for long called as a personal affair. It used to be like writing and maintaining an online diary, done with no intention of promoting products, earn cash, advertise and sell things, support a cause, make money, etc. The aim of blogging was to air one's view and opinion to a wider world on the web.

It was only with the passage of time and with the considerable growth of demand in the field of the blogosphere, people are taking advantage of a chance to blog full time, professionally.

Blogging today has become a lucrative profession for hundreds and thousands of people across the glove. Various blog networks employ people to manage and edit content on the site and are constantly in need of a blog writer, editor, content writer, and proofreaders. Some companies also employ blog editor on a freelance basis.

If you are thinking to get into the field of blogging but can't deploy enough time on the net than you can work as a part-time blogger too. Sites that employ a blogger on a full time or a part-time basis offer starting salaries in the range of that earned by online content writer/ journalists. While a fresher working as a copy editor for a blogging community could earn little cash but for fulltime blog writer salary has no limits.

Who are Bloggers?

An individual or an organization who maintains a blog by posting an informative article is called a blogger. A blogger may be a person, a group of person or an organization.

So, after reading this, if you have made up your mind to create a free personal blog of your own or a professional blog then you may want to read this post, "easy stepwise instructions to create a free blog" and if you are not sure about the reasons, why you should start a blog then you may read this post, "what are the reasons to build a blog or a website"?

The differences between blog, blogging, & blogger.

After reading one-fourth of this article you might have come to a clear conclusion. Almost anyone, after reading this much can clearly distinguish between a blog, blogging and a blogger. However, to sum up I would like to add a simple sentence.

A blog which is also called as the weblog is an online journal which is frequently updated with posts, comments, and discussion on various topics.

An act of writing an article and posting it chronologically with regularly update is called blogging.

Bloggers are people who update blog post frequently with unique articles and topics.

Recommended reading:

  • What is an Internet?
  • What is a website?

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