What Is A Blog? 2016-10-27T15:26:48+00:00

What Is A Blog?

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Creating your own little corner of the web has never been easier. Whether you are an individual, group or organisation a blog is the perfect way to share your passion, thoughts, opinions, observations, expertise and latest news with a global audience.

But What Makes A Blog A Blog?

Well, a blog can be anything you want it to be and means slightly different things to different people. Back in the late 90s when the term ‘blog’ or ‘weblog’ was coined it was mainly used to describe online journals or diaries. Today, blogs still exhibit many of the characteristics of a journal or diary but they have evolved into so much more.

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There are numerous platforms (websites) out there designed specifically to guide the complete novice through the set up process. You have probably heard of several of them already. And, if you are feeling more adventurous or already have some programming knowledge then many of those exact same platforms will let you get deep into the code and create virtually anything you desire.

For the purposes of these guide pages I’ll be looking at and offering advice on three of the most popular – WordPress, Blogger and Tumblr

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I won’t be going into too much detail as my goal is to spark your interest and encourage you to take the plunge! However, you’ll still find plenty of useful information and lots of links to other useful websites if you want to delve deeper.

The Key Attributes Of A Blog…

A blog differs from other websites as it exhibits a number of key attributes which some other websites may not. A blog can form a whole website in itself or just be part of a larger website. You will often see, particularly on larger organisation and company websites that their ‘Latest News’ or ‘Latest Updates’ sections have now been replaced with blogs.

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