What is a blog?
A blog is a website containing articles, known as posts, that are usually listed in chronological order (newest first). Originally, a blog (short for “weblog”) was a way of keeping an online diary, or of expressing your personal views. These days, there are blogs on practically every topic, from news and opinion blogs through to tutorial blogs, fan blogs, and product review blogs. If you can write it, you can blog it!
To add a post to your blog, you don’t need to code in HTML or use an FTP program. You just log into your blog, enter the text of your post, and hit a “publish” button. This ease of use has helped make blogs one of the most popular types of site on the Web today.
Another great feature of a blog is that anyone can easily comment on your blog posts. This helps to attract more visitors to your blog, and makes your blog posts more useful to readers.
So how do you start a blog? There are many options to choose from. This article walks you through some of the most common ways to create a blog, and helps you choose which type of blog is best for you.