What Is a Blog?🤔

How Do Blogs Work?

Carrie Grosvenor

By Carrie GrosvenorReviewed by Social Media Consultant and Web Designer, Mychelle Blake

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As blogs become more relevant and popular online, you may be asking yourself, “How do blogs work?” Blogs are basically simplified websites that just about anyone can create and publish.

What Is a Blog?

The term “blog” is short for “weblog,” which refers to an online journal. Blogs began as personal mini sites that people used to record their opinions, stories, and other writings as well as photos and videos.

As the web has grown and changed, blogs have gained more recognition and merit. Nowadays, blogs can be for businesses , news, networking and other professional means. There are still plenty of personal blogs out there, but overall blogs are being taken much more seriously.

How Do Blogs Work?

Blogs consist of a series of posts made by one or more bloggers. The posts appear in reverse chronological order, with the most recent post at the top of the main page. All posts are archived, and are usually sorted into categories. Readers can browse these categories or page back through the blog to read older entries.

Blogs can focus on a single topic or contain a wide range of themes and ideas. Some of the most common blogs focus on things like:

  • Small businesses and their products
  • Various aspects of parenting
  • Food and cooking
  • Celebrity sightings and gossip
  • Professional sports and specific teams
  • Product reviews
  • Career advice

Why People Blog

In answering the question “how do blogs work?” it’s important to consider the reason why so many people are blogging  now. The appeal of blogging is that anyone can do it. Anyone who is interested in sharing their words with the world can do so with a few clicks of a mouse and a keyboard. Another common reason people blog is to establish themselves as subject matter experts in their chosen field which can lead to more sales or customers. Blogs can also be monetized to earn extra or even full-time income. Finally guest blogs are on authoritative and sites with high traffic are often employed to bolster the SEO and links for other websites.

Sending a Message

Whether people have a message that they want to convey, a professional service that they’re looking to sell, or a simple desire to have their words published for others to read, blogs can accomplish these goals simply and easily. Hundreds of new blogs are started each day, and while many of them are quickly abandoned, others persevere.

Promoting Expertise

It’s true that blogs don’t yet carry the perceived authority of traditional news or literature services, but they are becoming more respected as more people embrace their simplicity and effectiveness.

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