Saturday, 12 April 2008

What is a Blog!

Blog is a short form for a weB LOG. A blog is a website where the posts are listed in reverse chronological order.

Blogs can be used to provide information, personal view point ( used as personal web diaries ) and can provide news etc. A blog comprises of text, images, links to other blogs and can also be used to earn money from the internet.

A blog can be on any topic - polictics, health, fitness, IT, how to help other bloggers, news and as a personal diary.

The term "weblog" was coined by John Barger on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog," was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog in April or May of 1999.

In a decade since 1997, blogs have come to dominate the on line market - according to estimates by Technorati- there are more than 100 million blogs.

Tools like Blogger - help anyone to blog for free. Try it yourself and you can call yourself a "Blogger" and join the online community of Bloggers.

Happy Blogging!

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