How to Write a Blog
The Internet is rife with blogs (short for a web log) on every topic under the sun. From personal journal-type sites to music-review sites to
fashion-criticism to political-commentary and everything between, you can find blogs on any subject you can think of.
Why are so many people blogging?
Blogging has gained immense popularity in the last couple of years, and thousands of new blogs are created each month. But why? Well, as
technology evolves, so do we. The beauty of the Internet is not only the wealth of information it provides, but also the connectivity the access to the
thoughts, feelings, opinions, pictures and videos of other people across the globe. Maybe it's because we're naturally voyeuristic, or maybe it's the
innate human need to have a sense of community (we are social creatures, after all), but whatever the reason, blogging is wildly popular, and probably
not going anywhere. In fact, as the news media declines in these tough economic times, bloggers are gaining more and more power in terms of taking
on the role of opinion makers.
Why should you blog?
Blogging has a great number of benefits in fact, there are probably as many reasons to blog as there are types of blogs. Many people use blogs as an
extension of their careers their blogs are forums by which their employees and/or clients can contact them and keep up with what's happening day to
day. For others, a blog is an outlet for creativity. Writers, cooks, musicians, and designers are just a few of the types of people who can use a blog to
share their passion with the world by posting poems, recipes, songs, general observations, event dates, photos and new projects. Some people use
blogs simply to increase their web site ranking in the search engines, as regular updates help keep web sites relevant. And some people just want
someone to talk to, so they talk to everyone via a personal-journal-type blog.
Where can you get a blog?
There a lots of free blogging sites to help you set up a blog and get started. Blogspot is a ver