What Is A Blog? How do I Start a Blog?

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If you’re a regular visitor of my blog, you already know what a blog is. But some people I meet don’t know. I’m sure some of you faced a similar situation below.

For instance, when I take a photo in a restaurant, I am sometimes asked by the owner: are you a journalist?

Me: No, I’m a blogger.

Owner: What is a blogger?

Me: I write for my blog.

Owner: What is a blog?

Often, I take the word blog for granted that I don’t really bother to explain myself clearly. I found this video through Juned that explains what a blog is in plain English. Watch it.

If you want a more detailed description, read Darren Rowse What is a Blog?.

‘From ““Web log.” A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is ““blogging” and someone who keeps a blog is a ““blogger.”

Let’s start blogging….

How to Start a Blog in Blogger.com

How to Start a Blog in wordpress.com

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  • It’s good to never assume isn’t it? I’m still amazed by how many people have never heard of a blog. Then again, neither had I just over a year ago. The word is spreading…but it’ll only spread if we continue to explain. 🙂

    Came here via entrecard. Nice blog. 🙂

  • @lightening- we can help promote blogs so more can start a blog.

  • “A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web.”

    So does that make a blogger a jounalist, too?

  • @ruth- I think journal meant more of a “diary”. I believe journalists have ethics and an editor who checks their writing. Bloggers are basically their own editor

  • it takes alot of talent to maintain a blog.. 🙂

  • Hi Noemi! Same here. Some of my friends, educated and even techie ones, have very little idea what blogs are, and bloggers do.

  • i often get the same question whenever people see me taking pictures. my one-liner answer is always, “it’s my online diary.” 🙂

  • Great post!! I’ve only been blogging for about a month and a half. I was just wondering the other day how blogs started and how it differs from a regular website….thanks for this great post!!

  • i agree! some of my friends do not have an idea what a blog is. i have to explain pa. needless to say, they also don’t read. the rare times they stumble over is when i give them a link. that w ould be the first, and most likely, the last time theyll see it 😀

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  • Even here in the US, there are still a lot of people who don’t know what a blog is. Hehe 😀

  • I’m actually having a hard time explaining it to my relatives, including my mom and dad, and other siblings. Some of my classmates doesn’t even know about blogging. And, they just don’t know how lucky bloggers are at some point! hehe..

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  • Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

  • Elizabeth Ramat

    Hi! It is just an accident that I was able to discover your blog, I was inspired of it, and still continue reading your blog post. I was able to relate our own stories. I am now also interested to start my own blog but I don’t know how to start really. Kindly please teach me how. Thanks for your blogs.

  • thank you for sharing, this is really nice post

    tessas last blog post..What a hectic day!

  • it’s real inspiration for me everytime read blogs of people like you. how I wish i can be like you too maam :D:D
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