Hi. I have been blogging for over two years and I love every moment. Do you know what is a blog? If you don’t, then you have come to the right place. In the beginning, a blog was more of a personal journal that people shared online and date back to 1994.
In this online journal, you could talk about your daily life or share things you do. But, people saw an opportunity to communicate any information in a new way. Thus began the beautiful world of blogging.
What is a Blog or Blogging ?
A blog is an online diary or journal located on a website. Blog content generally includes text, images, videos, animated GIFs, and even offline newspapers or physical newspaper scans and other printed documents.
Since a blog can exist simply for personal use, sharing information with an exclusive group, or engaging the public, the blog owner can configure their blog for private or public access.
What is the purpose of a blog?
There are many reasons to start a blog for personal use and only a few reasons to create business blogs.
As a business, you rely on consumers to continue to buy your products and services. As a new business, you rely on blogging to help you reach these consumers and get their attention. Without blogging, your site will remain invisible, and blogging will make you searchable and competitive.
So, the main goal of the blog is to connect you to the appropriate audience. Another way is to increase traffic and send quality ads to your site.
Blogs began as a natural continuation of the wider use of computers and the creation of the earliest forms of the Internet as government military, scientific and academic networks. Before the World Wide Web, communities of people interacted on these networks.
People created content for themselves or others and stored this content on computers that were connected to networks. Before blogs became popular, these communities often communicated and shared frequently updated content through community bulletin boards.
The term “newsgroups” was coined to describe many of these areas of discussion and exchange of information.
The earliest real blogs started appearing around 1994 or 1995 as open access diaries, where people shared news about their lives, such as personal thoughts and facts about events related to their families, studies, careers, travels, and other topics.
Early online diary writers include Claudio Pinhanes, Justin Hall, and Carolyn Burke. The media and the public really began to notice the content and document its formation around 1996 and 1997.
The exact date and year of first use of the term “blog” is still being debated by scientists. Most believe that this happened in 1999 as a natural truncation of a specific description of this type of content, “weblog” or “weblog,” in an abbreviated form.
There is some controversy about pronunciation. Obviously, this term describes a diary or journal located and available on the World Wide Web.
Over time, some people thought that a “blog” should be pronounced “we are blogging” to refer to people performing blogging activities.
Blogs Vs Websites – What’s the Difference?
The main difference between a blog and a website is that a blog is a certain type of content displayed on the website’s web pages. Confusion often arises because individuals and business representatives often use both terms interchangeably.
For example, someone might say that they visited a company’s blog, although, in fact, this blog was only part of the company’s website.
The confusion also arises from the fact that platforms that are completely dedicated to blogs give the impression that the blog of a person or company on one of these platforms is also their main website.
To understand this, keep the following in mind: In most cases, non-blogging sites are updated less frequently with new content than related blog pages and blog sites.
Blogs usually receive weekly, daily, or even less than hourly updates. Non-blogging websites, such as personal interests and biographies, or business websites, usually only update their news and blog content at that rate, and then add new pages or update content as necessary. Blogs also contribute to the discussion.
They have comment sections designed to create online discussions about blog content and their owners, similar to the comment sections provided to readers by news platforms and other publishers as part of online articles.
Blog Posts Vs Pages: What’s the Difference?
In short, the content of the blog that opens in the browser is displayed on the web page. The term “page” describes a document and a location.
It is important to note that the term “blog” is also often used to describe a set of web pages that specifically share blog content, especially on blog-oriented websites.
This usage is similar to how people describe a collection of pages in a journal, journal, or journal together as an object. As mentioned above, blog content is often updated.
Many websites have non-blog pages that contain content that changes infrequently, such as a company history page or a contact page. Some web pages have not been updated, with the exception of some minor updates and new content changes in recent years.
Features of the blog
Content structure and design are completely separate
The content is generated separately from the three components of “text and image data” (information), “template that defines the document structure” (layout), and “style sheet that defines the design” (design), and data and design modifications can be easily changed simply by changing the applicable data or design.
Content can be updated from the management screen of the web browser.
Even if there is no HTML editing software such as “Homepage Builder”, you can simply update the site, such as editing articles, uploading images, changing the design, etc. from the management screen. In other words, you can edit the content as if you were writing on a bulletin board.
Entry posts (site owners post articles) from mobile phones
With many tools and blog services, it is possible to update not only from a computer but also from a mobile phone.
Visitors can comment on the article
Information is not a one-way street, but allows the reader to interact with each other.
Trackback to create connections between sites
When you quote and browse an entry article on a page on your site, the page manager can let you know that each other’s pages are connected by links, and related information can be connected and a collection of information can be provided.
News distribution is possible at the same time as the update.
RSS format data that can be generated at the time of content generation includes the title of each entry, summary, etc., and information can be obtained using software such as RSS reader without having to access the site.
There are a lot of plug-ins that can add various functions such as search function.
You can also add functions that were difficult to achieve on an individual’s home page, such as site search and avatar installation.
You can also earn advertising revenue with the affiliate function.
Automatically category and archive
Posted articles are stored dynamically in any category (such as a specific topic) or archive (such as by month), so it is very convenient for managing and viewing articles.