A blog (a portmanteau of the term web
log) is a personal journal published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries ("posts")
typically displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first. Blogs are usually the work of a
single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often are themed on a single subject. Blog can also be used
as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
The emergence and growth of blogs in the late 1990s coincided with the advent of web publishing tools that facilitated
the posting of content by non-technical users. (Previously a knowledge of such technologies as HTML and FTP had been required
to publish content on the Web.)
not a must, most good quality blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via GUI
widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites. In that
sense, blogging can be seen as a form of social networking. Indeed, bloggers do not only produce content to post on their
blogs but also build social relations with their readers and other bloggers.
Many blogs provide commentary on a particular subject; others function as
more personal online diaries; yet still others function more as online brand advertising of a particular individual or company.
A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability
of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual,
although some focus on art (art blog), photographs (photoblog), videos (video blogging or vlogging), music (MP3 blog), and
audio (podcasting). Microblogging is another type of blogging, featuring very short posts.
As of 16 February 2012, there were over 156 million public blogs in existence and
this is one of them....
welcome to blogging the magic!