Sometimes it can be pretty easy for an experienced blogger to forget that blogging is a foreign concept to a lot of people. They probably read blogs every day and don’t even know it.
So, what is a blog?
Wikipedia calls a blog: A blog (a portmanteau of web log) is a website where entries are written in chronological order and commonly displayed in reverse chronological order.
Darren Rowse at Problogger says: 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.
The Beeb says: Blogs (or Weblogs) are basically online journals or diaries which are great for sharing information and ideas.
So you get the idea. A blog is a website where data is entered and posted in a time stamped manner which makes it easy to read chronologically.
So what! What can you do with it?
Well, that really depends on what you want to do with it. For some people, all they want is to keep an online journal they can share with their friends and family. Or they want to keep it private, but want the convenience of an online format. Others want to share their passion for garden gnomes with the world. Some more ambitious garden gnome aficionados yearn to earn a living by recounting their travels to well adorned gardens around the globe.
The beauty of blogging is that it allows one to express their desires, in private, in public or for profit.
Next up, we’ll explore the next steps towards launching your very own corner of the net.