What is a blog

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Unlock the mystery of what a blog is

What is a blog? This is a question that many people ask. First, "blog" is shortened from the word web log. A blog is a website, usually maintained by an individual who makes regular entries or commentaries, describes events, or includes graphics or video. If you are going to use media, you many consider purchasing a Mac computer (Apple) because they handle graphics and videos very well.

Blog entries are posted in reverse-chronological order. The most recent posting always appears first. You can set-up categories, an archive section, a blogroll (links to other websites), RSS feeds, and so much more!

If you are still asking "what is a blog," do not worry about it. Millions of people across the world do not know what a blog is. They may know people who blog each day, but they still ask questions such as what is a blog and why do people blog?

Blogging is a great way for you to share your thoughts with the world. However, you may want to be careful about what your write on your blog because the entire world will be reading it. If you are a college student, your admissions office may "surf" the internet to see if you are on the internet.  What you post on your blog will be in cyberspace forever!

Blogging Tips
  1. Keep blog posts between 400 - 700 words
  2. Proofread your work
  3. Create unique content
  4. Post graphics and videos within your blog
  5. Create "catchy" headlines

Blogging is very popular among many young people. They write their blogs using social media sites such as MySpace. MySpace is free to use which is why so many use MySpace's blogging system. All you do is set-up a MySpace page and start blogging.

There are other programs such as and that you can use to blog. These programs allow you to choose a "theme" for your blog. If you're blogging about "golfing" you can choose a theme that matches the content of your blog which is golfing.

If you know someone who is technologically advanced, you could purchase a domain name and ask them to build you a "customized website" for your blog. Some people choose to do this because they cannot find a theme that matches the topic of their blog. Others may want to take blogging a step further and incorporate a media section filled with podcasts and videos. 

Now that you know what a blog is, consider starting your own blog. If you enjoy travel, you can blog about your travels, experiences, and post your photographs. Find your passion and create a blog today.  Share your thoughts with the world. Someone, somewhere may learn something new today and for years to come.

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