A blog (web log) is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web.

A blog consists of entries called posts.

Blog Posts

Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order. The most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page.

Many blogs provide commentary on a particular subject or topic.

Others function as more personal online diaries, and others function more as online brand advertising of a particular individual or company.

A typical blog combines text, digital images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic.

The ability of readers to leave publicly viewable comments, and interact with other commenters, is an important contribution to the popularity of many blogs.

However, blog owners or authors often moderate and filter online comments to remove hate speech or other offensive content.

What are the Types of Blogs?

There are many different types of blogs, differing not only in the type of content but also in the way that content is delivered or written.

Personal blogs

The personal blog is an ongoing online diary or commentary written by an individual, rather than a corporation or organization.

Collaborative blogs or group blogs

A type of weblog in which posts are written and published by more than one author.

Microblogging

Microblogging is the practice of posting small pieces of digital content, which could be text, pictures, links, short videos, or other media on the Internet.

Corporate and organizational blogs

A blog can be private, as in most cases, or it can be for business or not-for-profit organization or government purposes.

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Blogs used internally, and only available to employees via the Internet are called corporate blogs.

Companies use internal corporate blogs to enhance communication, culture, and employee engagement in a corporation.

Internal corporate blogs can be used to communicate news about company policies or procedures,  and improve morale.

Aggregated blogs

Individuals or organizations may aggregate selected feeds on a specific topic, product, or service and provide a combined view for its readers.

This allows readers to concentrate on reading instead of searching for quality on-topic content and managing subscriptions.

By Genre

Some blogs focus on a particular subject or topic.

How-to/Tutorial blogs are becoming increasingly popular.

Two common types of genre blogs are art blogs and music blogs.

Reverse blog

A reverse blog is composed of its users rather than a single blogger. This system has the characteristics of a blog and the writing of several authors.

These can be written by several contributing authors on a topic or opened up for anyone to write.

There is typically some limit to the number of entries to keep it from operating like a web forum.

Community and cataloging

Blogosphere

The collective community of all blogs and blog authors, particularly notable and widely read blogs is known as the blogosphere.

Since all blogs are on the internet by definition, they may be seen as interconnected and socially networked, through comments, linkbacks (trackbacks or pingbacks), and backlinks.

Blog search engines

Several blog search engines have been used to search blog content, such as Bloglines, BlogScope, and Technorati.

Blogging communities and directories

Several online communities exist that connect people to blogs and bloggers to other bloggers.

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Blogging and advertising

It is common for blogs to feature banner advertisements or promotional content, either to financially benefit the blogger, support website hosting costs, or to promote the blogger’s favorite causes or products.

As the popularity of blogging continues to rise, the commercialization of blogging is rapidly increasing.

Many corporations and companies collaborate with bloggers to increase advertising and engage online communities towards their products.

Present days Bloggers are using WordPress and the vast selection of excellent plugins. They have full control over their content and advertisements.

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