A blog is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. A blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites.

Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primary textual, although some focus on art(Art blog), photographs(photoblog), videos(video blogging), music(MP3 blog), and audio(podcasting). Microblogging is another type of blogging, that features very short posts.

Blog Types :

  • Personal blogs
  • Corporate and organizational blogs
  • By genre
  • By Media

Advantages of Blog :

Blogs are easy to create & maintain: To set up a blog can take as little as 10 minutes and it involves just three simple steps (choose your blogging software, register your account and start blogging). After creating your blog, all you are required to do is to provide as much fresh content as you can on a regular basis.

Blogs are Search Engine Friendly: your posts and pages are automatically linked by blogs and that enables search engine spiders to find, crawl and index the blog. With relevant keywords in your blog Title, Meta tags, and the URL pages you could have your pages ranking higher in search engines.

Blogs attract more traffic for their fresh content: Readers are attracted to blogs because of their fresh regular content and if as a blogger you are passionate about what you write about, and committed to providing fresh regular content on it, thousands who are also passionate about that topic will on a regular basis visit your blog and if you keep updating it regularly with new contents, you will keep them coming.

Blogs allow you to interact with your consumer base: Blogs allow you to interact with your customers and get their feedback. Since blog offers you the option of enabling a comment field to your posts where readers can give you their feedback.

Blogs have built-in RSS Feed: RSS which means Really Simple Syndication syndicate recent posts and deliver them to various blog search engines and when your readers subscribe to your RSS Feed it automatically delivers your recent posts to their inbox.

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