what is a blog

We often heard or read the term “blog”. So, what is a blog?

Before I define what is a blog, let’s see some online dictionary the meaning of “blog”:

“Blog is a regular record of your thoughts, opinions, or experiences that you put on the internet for other people to read” Source

“Blog is a website containing a writer’s or group of writers’own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., andoften having images and links to other websites.” Source

“Blog is a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.” Source

“Blog is a website that displays postings by one or more individuals in chronological order andusually has links to comments on specific postings.” Source

Confused with that definition? Let me try to explain.

What is a blog?

Blog originally short word from the word “weblog” or “web log”. Blog is one of type of website, it is like a personal online journal or online diary. Like QooZone, this is a blog that I write some articles then I publish them on QooZone.

Blog is written by one person (not always) and updated regularly and it is interactive, the visitors can leave comments. This interaction that make it different with other website (not blog website).

There are many topic of blog, most blogs are textual, although some blog focus on art, photographs, videos, music, audio, spirituality, recipes, tutorial, clarity, and hobby too.

Now, blog has become more than online diary. In fact, blogging has become an important part of world for popular bloggers. Blogger can make money from blog not just share or write article.

A blog can be built by hand writing the post (manually with source code – HTML or PHP), then upload to a website via FTP or hosting control panel, and publish it.

A blog can also be built by software or CMS (Content Management System), where have a lot of features than built manually. WordPress is one of CMS that very powerfull and usefull. That reason why blog use wordpress.

Main blog’s Features

Post – Post is an article written by someone. Just have a look this article, I wrote an article about “what is a blog” and publish to QooZone.

Comment – As I have explained that blog have interative feature, comment. Blog is not a monologue but an interative conversation. You can give feedback or comment about the article, usually at bottom of the article by type your name, email, and message.

Blog archiveArchive – When I write an article or a post, it be the top (newest article) in this blog. And if the article continues to grow and have a ton of article, all the articles go into the ‘Archives’ of the blog. It’s really just like a filing cabinet that is very easy to accessed. The archive can be accessed by categories or months.

Blogrolls – A blogroll is a list of links in the blog pages that author interest on it. The blogroll is often on a “sidebar” on the page. Visitor can offer link exchange to the blog’s owner, so it can raise the popularity of the blog.

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About The Author

Hi, I am a blogger who likes to challenge, adventure, and love trying new things. I have been doing online business since 2009. In Qoozone I'll share all my knowledge about the internet.

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