Blogs and Blogging

What is a Blog and What is Blogging?

If you've searched for anything online recently, chances are you stumbled across someone's blog on the subject, but what exactly is a blog? Well firstly the word 'blog' is a shortening of the term weblog, which is where it all started. People decided they wanted to record their lives, feelings, opinions, likes and dislikes on the internet and so web logs were born, and have come to be known as blogs.

If you like writing and are looking for a platform to say what you're bursting to say to the world, then blogging could be for you. To be a blogger you don't need to be a professional writer. You don't even need to have your own website. A connection to the internet and a mind bursting with words and ideas is really all you need.

To get started blogging you can visit one of the many sites offering free blog real estate, your own little part of the internet to shout your written message from. The biggest providers in this market are Blogger and Wordpress, although there are other sites out there if you fancy searching. In most cases, you can be up and running literally in a matter of minutes, so it pays to have a good idea of what you want to write about before you sign up.

The Truth About Blogging

It's very easy to be fooled into thinking that having a blog will see you transported to web superstardom with thousands of followers around the globe and a vast income coming from your site. The truth is rather far removed from this. To get your blog noticed will take a long time, a lot of hard work, dedication and no small amount of outside-the-box thinking.

On the plus side, it's a great way of practicing and honing your writing skills while getting whatever message you want to make, out into the world.

Almost all of the advice on this site can be used to help you ensure that the standard of writing in your blog posts is as high as you can manage, giving you a better chance of gaining an interested readership. Remember, quality counts big in the blogosphere.

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