What is a Blog?
The word “blog” is short for “web log.” An entire website can be a blog, or the blog can be just part of the site. They can be very simple, or very complex. Generally a blog presents information in chronological order, with the most recent entry first.
Most blogs allow some kind of interactivity. Typically, readers can leave comments. Some blogs include forums where readers can communicate directly with one another
You are reading a blog now, and you can leave a comment if you want!
Some examples of well known complex blogs include:
These are all very high profile, complex blogs. On the other end of the spectrum are very simple blogs like:
Most blogs fall in between somewhere.
The subject of a blog can be anything from a personal journal to a newspaper or magazine. Popular blog topics include travel, health and fitness, cooking, technology, photography, writing, making money, saving money, raising a family, fashion, beauty, lifestyle, politics, news, celebrity gossip, and the list goes on and on.
You can pretty much blog about any subject.
Blogs have been made into books and movies, like Julie and Julia.
Show Me the Money
There are basically three ways to make money from a blog:
- Sell your own product
- Sell your own service
- Sell someone else’s product or service
We’ll be talking more about each of these in the coming weeks and months.
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