If you ask ten people to define a blog, you are likely to get ten different answers. It is generally agreed that a blog is an online journal. You write in it and you let people read it. Blogs are all over the Internet and they are popular. However, what people do with blogs differ. Some people choose to use it as a secret, personal diary, others may use a blog to stay in touch with family and even others use their blog as an advertising tool.
There is no one hard and fast rule when you start to talk about a blog. Blogs can be many different things to many different people. Here are some common ways people use blogs.
Personal blog: Most people use a blog as a personal journal or diary. Some people want to keep their thoughts secret and do not wish for others to read it. Others will give their friends and family a password so only the people they want can read it. Some people will share with the world. If you have a personal blog, you can choose to add to it whenever you feel like it. When you first start blogging, you may have a hard time adding to it everyday, but once you get the hang of it, it may become addictive. You will find that as your readership builds, you want to add more to your blog. Personal blogs are a great way to keep in touch with others.
Media blog: There are also media blogs. These contain what are called vlogs or a blog with videos. A linklog is another media blog that has links to other sites and a photoblog is one that is full of pictures. Vlogs are becoming more popular as people learn to add video clips to the Internet. These entries are usually in reversed chronological order.
Device blog: Writing a blog does not have to be just done on the computer. In fact, you can use different types of devices to add what you want to say to the world. If you have a mobile device, such as a Blackberry or cell phone, you can easily add to your blog. You can use a PDA to create a moblog. This makes keeping up with your blog easy no matter where you may be at the moment. You can even download vblogs to your iPod and watch them you have the time.
Genre blogs: If you go to a blog hosting site, you will see an index of different genres of blogs. Not everyone writes about their day or their kids! You will quickly find that you can find blogs about travel, pets (and certain pet breeds), politics, cooking, history, hobbies and more. When you know what interests you, then you can look up genre blogs and find exactly what you want to read about. You may even decide you want to blog something, too.
Business: There are many businesses and companies that use blogs to advertise their business or product. Keywords and also help point readers and customers to the business website and blogs. It is easy and very effective to use blogs for advertising a product or service. Some businesses will hire a writer that can help them use their blogs for their business effectively. Others will use people that are experts in a particular field to write their blogs. When a customer needs to know something about a product, a business blog can help.
Blogs are more popular than everâ€"there are just different ways of using them. Whether you are interested in keeping a blog to stay in touch with family and friends or you want to advertise your business, blogs are here to stay.
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