Blogging is one of the most popular forms of communicating on the internet. A blog is an information or commentary site posted on the Internet consisting of usually informal, usually personalized blog-style text posts. Posts are usually displayed in reverse chronological order, with the latest post appearing at the top of the page, followed by older posts. Most blogs allow users to comment on posts, both via comments directly within the text and through blog features such as” Discussion” or “RN” (replying to another user’s post).
Blogging can be used to build a large contact list, attract new subscribers, drive traffic to your web page or blog, and to share ideas and news with others. Some blog hosts provide tools such as discussion boards or discussion forums where you can specify a topic and enable your contacts to chime in. You can also use blogging as a way to promote yourself or your business. You can create promotional blog posts or pages to link to your web page or blog, or include links to your company website, blog, etc. Search engines such as Google and Yahoo love fresh content, so any links to web pages or blogs you publish will help drive more visitors to your web page or site.
As blogging platforms become more versatile, some platforms are starting to offer more features than were offered on the original start up platform of Blogger. If you have a particular business or if you want to customize the look and feel of your blog posts, then you may want to consider using a more advanced platform for blogging. There are many different types of blogging platforms available, including a free platform like WordPress, as well as a more basic free version of WordPress as well as more complex open source platforms like Joomla and Blogger. For more detailed information on each blogging platform, as well as details on how to get started with blogging, see the links below.